The Maiden of Ludmir: A Jewish Holy Woman and Her World

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University of California Press, 2003 - Volodymyr-Volynsʹkyĭ (Ukraine) - 341 pages
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Hannah Rochel Verbermacher, a Hasidic holy woman known as the Maiden of Ludmir, was born in early-nineteenth-century Russia and became famous as the only woman in the three-hundred-year history of Hasidism to function as a rebbe--or charismatic leader--in her own right.
 

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Contents

1 A Dybbuk Trilogy or How the Maiden of Ludmir Became a Literary Figure
12
2 Writing the Maiden
34
Remembering the Maiden
46
Ludmir Before the Maiden
60
5 Birth and Childhood
75
6 Love and Death
87
Illustrations
100
7 The Maiden Possessed
101
9 The Witchhunt in Ludmir
144
10 The Wedding and Its Aftermath
173
11 In the Holy Land
190
Tracing the Maiden
211
Journey to Ludmir
227
NOTES
241
BIBLIOGRAPHY
285
INDEX
299

8 False Male and Woman Rebbe?
124

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