Imagining Holiness: Classic Hasidic Tales in Modern Times

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, Jun 1, 2009 - History - 351 pages
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Hasidic tales are often read as charming, timeless expressions of Jewish spirituality. The best-known versions of these stories, however, have been rewritten for audiences outside traditional Judaism and few works have explored Hasidic tales as they were created by Hasidic Jews.
 

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Contents

In the Marketplace The Stories in Context
33
Holy Men and Holy Books The Tales the Talmud and Jewish Law
109
The World as It Is Materiality and the Body
157
The Wounded Body
225
AFTERWORD
262
Names and Dates
265
GLOSSARY
269
NOTES
275
BIBLIOGRAPHY
315
INDEX
341
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Justin Jaron Lewis is a storyteller, teacher of Jewish lore, and assistant professor of religion, University of Manitoba.

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