Forests of the night: the fear of God in early Hasidic thought
The opinions of two influential hasidic masters are studied: Rabbi Yaakov Yosef of Polonnye, known as "the Toledot, " and Rabbi Dov Baer of Mezeritch, known as "the Great Maggid."
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The Zaddik and Mediation
Typologies of Fear
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