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Literature about Hasidism in English is one of three kinds: scholarly articles which analyze the history and philosophy of Hasidism on the basis of early documents, selective anthologies of tales and legends which perpetuate the conventional image of Hasidic literature, and popular discussions of Hasidic life and lore which portray the Hasidim as joyful mystics who guard traditional Judaism from the threat of modernity.

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Originally published by The Jewish Post and Opinion © 1969.


Date Posted: 22 September 2017