Uniter of Heaven and Earth

Uniter of Heaven and Earth

Rabbi Meshullam Feibush Heller of Zbarazh and the Rise of Hasidism in Eastern Galicia

eBook - 1998
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Univ of New York Press
A clear and penetrating account of the basis of Hasidic mysticism. Includes translations of many texts never before available in English.

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Krassen (religion, Oberlin College) examines one of the most important figures in the emergence of Hasidic Judaism, explaining the basic beliefs and practices of Hasidic mysticism. Rabbi Heller, the center of the book, formulated many of the tenets of the creed that survive to this day, including HaBaD Hasidim. Krassen presents an overview of the history, and delves into the Kabbalah, holidays, and the ethical basis of Hasidic beliefs. Chapters address the barrier to divine aid, Meshullam Feibush and the Maggid of Mezeritch, and the importance of Zaddiqim. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Publisher: Albany, N.Y. : State University of New York Press, ©1998
ISBN: 9780585076201
Characteristics: 1 online resource (309 pages)


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