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Hasidism
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Hasidism is a popular form of Jewish mysticism which goes back to the teachings of Baʿal Shem Tov (around 1700–1760) from Medzhybizh (Pol. Międzybóż, today’s Ukraine). Although this spiritual movement is today associated with Jewish Ultra-Orthodoxy, its founders had accepted a limited degree of acculturation in order to establish the new Hasidic theology. In their eff…

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Dynner, Glenn, “Hasidism”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 25 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0137>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20191110



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