Law and Custom in Hasidism

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KTAV Publishing House, Inc., 1992 - Religion - 415 pages
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Despite their importance, works of Hasidism tend to ignore the innovative halakhic aspect of the early hasidic movement. Rabbi Wertheim's book is unique for its emphasis on hasidic practices, Hasidism on the ground, so to speak. From changes in dress to prayers, the establishment of a relationship with the rebbe, and its observance of holidays, the author provides not only detailed and carefully footnoted information, but provides an historical perspective which allows the reader to understand these innovations in context.
 

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Contents

The Author and His Book
1
SECTION
53
The Study Method in the Hasidic World
68
The Accusation of the Misnagdim About the Hasidims Attitude
86
Changes in the Spiritual Life of the Hasid Each Weekday
99
SECTION THREE
101
Cartel
113
Removing Tefillin on a Day on Which There is a Bris Milah
126
Four Shabbosos
211
Twelve Hallahs
224
Pidyon Nefesh and Kvitl
241
Tales About theTzaddikim
254
Pesah Sheni
268
Hakalos on the Night of Shemini Atzeres
286
SECTION NINE
302
Educating Ones Children
316

PRAYER IN THE HAS1DIC WORLD
128
Changes in the Prayer Nusah from Ashkenaz to Sefarad
144
The Way of Prayer with Swaying and Dancing Cries and Singing
157
Weekday Minhah
182
Zemiros on Shabbos Morning
195
Hakafos
209
Tikkun
335
Dedication of a Cemetery
348
E Hebrew Appendix
361
BIBLIOGRAPHY
395
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About the author (1992)

Rabbi Dr. Aaron Wertheim, a scion of the founder of Hasidism, the Baal Shem Tov, and from a long line of hasidic rabbis, has taught and lectured on Hasidism for many years.

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