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Their Heads in Heaven: Unfamiliar Aspects of Hasidism

Their Heads in Heaven: Unfamiliar Aspects of Hasidism

by Louis Jacobs
     
 

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Sheds light on obscure corners of the Hasidic movement and the lives of the Rebbes. After a brief account of the history and rise of Hasidism in the eighteenth century to its restoration in the New World after the Holocaust, novel developments, some of them startling, are examined. The book surveys the whole question of the relationship of the Rebbe to his disciples,

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Sheds light on obscure corners of the Hasidic movement and the lives of the Rebbes. After a brief account of the history and rise of Hasidism in the eighteenth century to its restoration in the New World after the Holocaust, novel developments, some of them startling, are examined. The book surveys the whole question of the relationship of the Rebbe to his disciples, showing that it was not always beneficial. As a fascinating essay in the book demonstrates, the holy man could be a source of numinous power, bringing danger as well as goodwill.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780853035664
Publisher:
Vallentine Mitchell Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/2005
Pages:
190
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.64(d)

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