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Table of Contents
PART I THE CHASIDIC ETHOS
1 The Origins of Chasidism, the Ba'al Shem Tov, and Achiya HaShiloni
2 The Advent of the Chabad School
3 The Essence of Chasidism and Its Creative
4 The Paths of Chakira, Mussar, and Chasidism
PART II CHASIDIC MYSTICAL THEOLOGY
5 The Essence and the Or Ein Sof
6 The Purpose of Creation and the Descent of the Soul--as relates to the Zohar, the
Arizal, and Chasidism
7 The Process of Creation: Tzimtzum and
8 Tohu and Tikkun--Turmoil and Restitution
9 The Oneness of God and the Spirituality of
10 Divine Providence (Hashgacha Pratit) in
the View of Maimonides and the Ba'al Shem Tov
11 The Role of Torah and Mitzvahs
PART III DIVINE SERVICE
12 Eliciting God's Essence
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Great book!!, September 8, 2002
This book is not really a light read or a brief overview of Chasidism. But it is very well written and complete, and I learned a lot.
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An excellent book, July 31, 2000
This is an excellent book clarifying the concept of Chasidism. If you want to understand what it is you must read this book.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
An important new volume. One of the pillars of Chasidic thought is the idea that people can comprehend God better through their actions, specifically by performing mitzvos (sacred deeds) than by mediation. This concept is the basis for the beliefs and observances of Chasidism, founded by the Ba'al Shem Tov in the 18th century, and continued by his disciples up to the modern era. Rabbi Noson Gurary discusses Chasidism in a straightforward and authentic manner, without dilution of the ideas. The book explains the purpose and process of creation, the decesnt of the soul into the human body, and the role of the Torah and mitzvos. A must read for all those looking to know the roots of this profound belief system
A clear and concise exploration of Chasidism., June 18, 1997
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