Chasidism: Its Development, Theology, and Practice
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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THE CHASIDIC ETHOS
The Origins of Chasidism the Baal Shem Tov and Achiya HaShiloni
The Advent of the Chabad School
The Essence of Chasidism and its Creative Contribution
The Paths of Chakira Mussar and Chasidism
CHASIDIC MYSTICAL THEOLOGY
The Essence and the Or Ein Sof
The Purpose of Creation and the Descent of the Soul as relates to the Zohar the Arizal and Chasidism
The Process of Creation Tzimtzum and Related Concepts
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