Communicating the Infinite: The Emergence of the Habad School

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At the end of the eighteenth century the hasidic movement was facing an internal crisis: to what extent should the teachings of Baal Shem Tov and Maggid of Mezritch, with their implicit spiritual demands, be transmitted to the rank-and-file of the movement? Previously these teachings had been reserved for a small elite. It was at this point that the Habad school emerged with a communication ethos encouraging the transmission of esoteric to the broad reaches of the Jewish world. "Communicating the Infinite" explores the ...

Communicating the Infinite: The Emergence of the Habad School 1990, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226490458

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