Studies in East European Jewish Mysticism and Hasidism by Joseph WeissStudies in East European Jewish Mysticism and Hasidism by Joseph Weiss

Studies in East European Jewish Mysticism and Hasidism

byJoseph Weiss

Paperback | November 15, 1997

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Joseph Weiss (1918-69) showed a single-minded commitment to identifying and describing the mystical element in hasidism and to unravelling the spiritual and historical meaning of the hasidic movement. The studies collected here are still quoted in every serious study of hasidism. Joseph Dan'sIntroduction, written specially for this paperback edition, examines Weiss's scholarship both in the context of subsequent scholarly research and in the light of the resurgence of hasidism since the Second World War. He concludes that many of Weiss's detailed, perceptive, and empathetic studies areas relevant to understanding developments in the contemporary hasidic world as they are for understanding the emergence and growth of hasidism in the eighteenth century.
Joseph Weiss was Professor of Jewish Studies, University College London, from 1966 until his death in 1969.
Title:Studies in East European Jewish Mysticism and HasidismFormat:PaperbackDimensions:298 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:November 15, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Editorial Reviews

"A special strength of Weiss's scholarship is his ability to connect the specific to the general ...All this is achieved through a skilful and judicious reading of frequently tendentious and contentious Hasidic sources. This work will be of interest to historians of religion in general, and tostudents of the Jewish experience in Eastern Europe in particular." --John D. Klier, Slavonic Review