The Legend of the Baal-Shem

The Legend of the Baal-Shem

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ISBN-13: 9780691043890
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 05/07/1995
Series: Mythos: The Princeton/Bollingen Series in World Mythology , #72
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 786,182
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Martin Buber (1878-1965) was the author of numerous works in the fields of art, education, sociology, philosophy, philosophy of religion, and Biblical interpretation. Among his works are I and Thou, Good and Evil, and the novel For the Sake of Heaven.

Table of Contents

FOREWORD 7

INTRODUCTION 9

The Life of the Hasidim 17

HITLAHAVUT: ECSTASY 17

AVODA: SERVICE 23

KAVANA: INTENTION 33

SHIFLUT: HUMILITY 41

The Werewolf 51

The Prince of Fire 56

The Revelation 62

The Martyrs and the Revenge 73

The Heavenly Journey 79

Jerusalem 82

Saul and David 87

The Prayer-Book 92

The Judgement 98

The Forgotten Story 107

The Soul Which Descended 121

The Psalm-Singer 131

The Disturbed Sabbath 139

The Conversion 149

The Return 161

From Strength to Strength 17,

The Threefold Laugh 179

The Language of the Birds 185

The Call 194

The Shepherd 202

GLOSSARY 209

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All positive religion rests on an enormous simplification of the manifold and wildly engulfing forces that invade us: it is the subduing of the fullness of existence. All myth, in contrast, is the expression of the fullness of existence, its image, its sign; it drinks incessantly from the gushing fountains of life.

Martin Buber

All positive religion rests on an enormous simplification of the manifold and wildly engulfing forces that invade us: it is the subduing of the fullness of existence. All myth, in contrast, is the expression of the fullness of existence, its image, its sign; it drinks incessantly from the gushing fountains of life.
Martin Buber, from the introduction

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