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The Besht: Magician, Mystic, and Leader

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Founded in Eastern Burope in the eighteenth century, the Hasidic movement dramatically transformed modern Judaism. The figure of the Ba'al Shem Tov (known in acronym form as the BeSHT) - the purported founder of the Hasidic movement - has fascinated scholars, Jewish philosophers, and laypeople interested in popular Jewish mysticism in general and the contemporary Hasidic m ...more
Hardcover, 350 pages
Published December 21st 2004 by Brandeis University Press
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