Founder of Hasidism : A Quest for the Historical Ba'al Shem Tov.

By: Rosman, MoshePublisher: London : Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, The, 2013Copyright date: ©1996Edition: 2nd edDescription: 1 online resource (369 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781909821118Subject(s): Baʻal Shem Ṭov,-approximately 1700-1760 | Hasidim-Ukraine-Biography | Rabbis-Ukraine-Biography | Hasidism-History-18th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Founder of Hasidism : A Quest for the Historical Ba'al Shem TovDDC classification: 296.8332092 LOC classification: BM755.I8 .R676 2013Online resources: Click to View
Contents:
Cover -- Contents -- Note to the Reader -- Introduction to the Paperback Edition -- Introduction -- PART I: CONTEXT -- 1. Ba'al Shem Tov -- 2. Hasidism before Hasidism -- 3. A Country in Decline? -- 4. Międzybóz: A Place in Time and Space -- 5. The Contentions of Life -- PART II: TEXTS -- 6. The Holy Epistle -- 7. More Besht Correspondence -- 8. Testimonies -- 9. Life Stories -- 10. Light from the Archives -- PART III: IMAGES -- 11. A Person of His Time -- 12. From the Historical Besht to the Usable Besht: The Image of the Ba'al Shem Tov in Early Habad -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z.
Summary: Moshe Rosman's award-winning research supplies the history behind the legend of the Ba'al Shem Tov and thus changes the master-narrative of hasidism.
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Cover -- Contents -- Note to the Reader -- Introduction to the Paperback Edition -- Introduction -- PART I: CONTEXT -- 1. Ba'al Shem Tov -- 2. Hasidism before Hasidism -- 3. A Country in Decline? -- 4. Międzybóz: A Place in Time and Space -- 5. The Contentions of Life -- PART II: TEXTS -- 6. The Holy Epistle -- 7. More Besht Correspondence -- 8. Testimonies -- 9. Life Stories -- 10. Light from the Archives -- PART III: IMAGES -- 11. A Person of His Time -- 12. From the Historical Besht to the Usable Besht: The Image of the Ba'al Shem Tov in Early Habad -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z.

Moshe Rosman's award-winning research supplies the history behind the legend of the Ba'al Shem Tov and thus changes the master-narrative of hasidism.

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