Uniter of Heaven and Earth: Rabbi Meshullam Feibush Heller of Zbarazh and the Rise of Hasidism in Eastern Galicia

Uniter of Heaven and Earth: Rabbi Meshullam Feibush Heller of Zbarazh and the Rise of Hasidism in Eastern Galicia

by Miles Krassen
     
 

ISBN-10: 079143818X

ISBN-13: 9780791438183

Pub. Date: 08/28/1998

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Uniter of Heaven and Earth explores an important stage in the development of Hasidism, the eighteenth-century Jewish mystical movement. The author presents a clear and penetrating account of the basis of Hasidic mysticism, clarifying its basic beliefs and contemplative practices. The underlying teachings of Hasidism are elucidated through translations of many

Overview

Uniter of Heaven and Earth explores an important stage in the development of Hasidism, the eighteenth-century Jewish mystical movement. The author presents a clear and penetrating account of the basis of Hasidic mysticism, clarifying its basic beliefs and contemplative practices. The underlying teachings of Hasidism are elucidated through translations of many authentic Hasidic texts previously unavailable in English.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791438183
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
08/28/1998
Series:
SUNY series in Judaica: Hermeneutics, Mysticism, and Religion Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
309
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
1.Meshullam Feibush Heller and His Circle in Eastern Galicia9
2.Sources of Devequt in Early Hasidism43
3.Cosomological Bases for Meshullam Feibush's Concept of Devequt81
4.The Barrier to Divine Aid95
5.The Problem of Corporeality: Conditions for Devequt107
6.The Remedy: Prayer, Torah, Sacred Calendar123
7.Meshullam Feibush and the Maggid of Mezeritch163
8.The Importance of Zaddiqim187
9.Meshullam Feibush's Place in Early Hasidism203
Notes217
Bibliography285
Index301

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