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Title:
Chasidism : its development, theology, and practice
Author:
Gurary., Natan (Guraryeh)
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Publication Information:
Northvale, N.J. : J. Aronson, [1997]

©1997
Physical Description:
ix, 192 pages ; 22 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780765759603
Format :
Book

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Central Library BM198.2 .G87 1997 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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One of the pillars of chasidic thought is the idea that people can comprehend God better through their actions - specifically, by performing mitzvos (sacred deeds) - than by meditation. This concept is the basis for the beliefs and observances of Chasidism, founded by the Ba'al Shem Tov in the eighteenth century. Rabbi Noson Gurary discusses Chasidism in a straightforward and authentic manner, without diluting the profound teachings of this unique tradition.


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