Hasidism: writings on devotion, community, and life in the modern world

Intro -- Contents -- Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- I. Emergence, Challenge, and Renewal (1736-1815) -- 1. The Ba'al Shem Tov: Disciples and Descendants -- 2. Yiddish Supplications (Tkhines) -- 3. Dov Ber of Mezritsh -- 4. The Brody Proclamation of 1772 -- 5. The Maggid's F...

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Contributors: Mayse, Ariel Evan 1986- (Editor) ; Shonkoff, Sam Berrin (Editor)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: Waltham, Massachusetts Brandeis University Press [2020]
In:Year: 2020
Series/Journal:Tauber Institute series for the study of European Jewry
Brandeis Library of Modern Jewish Thought
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Hassidism
B Hassidism / History
IxTheo Classification:BH Judaism
Further subjects:B Hasidism Sources
B Hasidism
B Sources
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Summary:Intro -- Contents -- Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- I. Emergence, Challenge, and Renewal (1736-1815) -- 1. The Ba'al Shem Tov: Disciples and Descendants -- 2. Yiddish Supplications (Tkhines) -- 3. Dov Ber of Mezritsh -- 4. The Brody Proclamation of 1772 -- 5. The Maggid's Family -- 6. Chernobil and Zhitomir -- 7. Shmuel and Pinhas Horowitz, Levi Yitshak of Barditshev, and 'Uziel Meizels -- 8. Hasidism in Lithuania, White Russia, and Tiberias -- 9. Nahman of Bratslav -- 10. Beyond the Maggid's Circle -- 11. Early Hasidism in Poland -- II. Ascendancy and Dominance (1815-1881). 12. Avraham Yehoshu'a Heschel of Apt -- 13. The Dynasties of Ruzhin and Talna -- 14. Menahem Mendel Schneersohn -- 15. Kalonymos Kalman Epstein of Kraków -- 16. Hayim Halberstam and Sandz Hasidism -- 17. Malkah Rokeah of Belz and Eydel Rubin of Brody -- 18. The Dynasties of Dinov, Zhidachov, and Komarno -- 19. The Dynasties of Pshiskhe, Kotsk, Izhbits, and Ger -- III. Decline, Renaissance, and Destruction (1881-1945) -- 20. Yehudah Aryeh Leib Alter -- 21. Sokhachev and Ger -- 22. Tsadok ha-Kohen of Lublin -- 23. Munkatsh Hasidism -- 24. Toledot Aharon -- 25. Sholom Dovber Schneersohn -- 26. The Hasidic Yeshivah -- 27. Sarah Schenirer -- 28. Three Hasidic Memoirs: Yosef Yitzchok Schneersohn, Yitshak Nahum Twersky, and Malkah Shapira -- 29. The Belzer Rebbe's Sermon and Holocaust Testimonies -- 30. The Rebbe of Piaseczno -- IV. Renewal and Reconstruction (1945-Present) -- 31. Hasidic Theology and the Holocaust -- 32. Zionist Hasidism -- 33. Satmar Hasidism -- 34. The Seventh Rebbe of Chabad -- 35. Zelda Schneurson Mishkovsky -- 36. Slonim Hasidism in Jerusalem -- 37. Voices of Contemporary Hasidic Women -- Index.
Hasidism has attracted, repelled, and bewildered philosophers, historians, and theologians since its inception in the eighteenth century. In Hasidism: Writings on Devotion, Community, and Life in the Modern World, Ariel Evan Mayse and Sam Berrin Shonkoff present students and scholars with a vibrant and polyphonic set of Hasidic confrontations with the modern world. In this collection, they show that the modern Hasid marks not only another example of a Jewish pietist, but someone who is committed to an ethos of seeking wisdom, joy, and intimacy with the divine. While this volume focuses on Hasidism, it wrestles with a core set of questions that permeate modern Jewish thought and religious thought more generally: What is the relationship between God and the world? What is the relationship between God and the human being? But Hasidic thought is cast with mystical, psychological, and even magical accents, and offers radically different answers to core issues of modern concern. The editors draw selections from an array of genres including women's supplications; sermons and homilies; personal diaries and memoirs; correspondence; stories; polemics; legal codes; and rabbinic response. These selections consciously move between everyday lived experience and the most ineffable mystical secrets, reflecting the multidimensional nature of this unusual religious and social movement
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN:1684580161