Document Type

Book Chapter

Date of this Version

1996

Publication Source

The Encyclopedia of Hasidism

Start Page

456

Abstract

Shivhei HaBesht is the first collection of tales about the Besht. It contains biographical details about his parents, childhood, acquisition of mystical knowledge, travels, teachings, miracles, and death. Interspersed among these are stories about a few other hasidic leaders, followers of the Besht.

Copyright/Permission Statement

Originally published in The Encyclopedia of Hasidism © 1996 Rowman and Littlefield. Reproduced with permission.

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Date Posted: 22 September 2017