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Mor Altshuler, the Hebrew University, Jerusalem
This book goes back to the early days of Hasidism and retells its beginning with an esoteric circle of messianic Kabbalists that established the first Hasidic court. Paradoxically, their failure to bring redemption enabled the growth of Hasidism from a small group of devotees to a mass movement, ...
Edited by Shmuel Safrai, Zeev Safrai, Joshua Schwartz and Peter.J. Tomson