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Judaism Reading List: Chasidism (Pt. VIII)

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              Selected Sources for Additional Reading on Judaism
		 Part VIII:  Chassidism and Chassidic Thought
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     There is nothing more uniquely characteristic of the style of
     Jewish religious life than the great love Jews have for holy books.
     [Str73] 
     
   This list provides a collection of sources on the various forms of
   Chassidism, a more mystical and exuberant side of traditional Judaism.
   Note that no book can substitute for a formal course of instruction
   guided by one's Rebbe. A high-level summary of Chassidism can be found
   at [6]http://www.chabad.org/chasidism.html.
   
    Where Can I Get The Books
    
     * Many of these books are available through general bookstores or
       Judaica bookstores. A list of links to these may be found in the
       [7]sources section of the [8]General Reading List (if you are
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       "Sources" button in the header navigation bar).
     * Kehot and "Sichos in English" are the publishing arms of Chabad
       Lubavitch. They are on-line at [10]http://www.kehotonline.com/.
       Their books may be ordered from Kehot at 770 Eastern Parkway,
       Brooklyn, New York. A number of these books are available
       electronically.
       
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Subject: ORGANIZATION This reading list is organized as follows: * [8]Introduction to this Reading List * [9]Historical Chassidism * [10]Chassidic Approaches: Lubavitch * [11]Chassidic Approaches: Satmar Chassidism * [12]Chassidic Approaches: Breslov Chassidism * [13]Chassidic Approaches: Other Approaches * [14]Credits
Subject: Historical Chassidism [Bot95] Boteach, Shmuel. Wisdom, Understanding, and Knowledge: Basic Concepts of Hasidic Thought. Jason Aronson; 1995. Paperback. ISBN 0-876685-57-2. [6][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0876685572/socculturejew ish/] [Bub61] Buber, Martin; Fetterman, Bonny V. (ed.) Tales of the Hasidim: Book One: The Early Masters and Book Two: The Later Masters/Two Books in One. Schocken Books; 1961, 1991. Paperback. ISBN 0-805209-95-6. [7][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0805209956/socculturejew ish/] [Bub95] Buber, Martin; Friedman, Maurice (trans.). The Legend of the Baal-Shem. Princeton Univ Pr; 1995. Paperback reprint edition. ISBN 0-691043-89-2. [8][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0691043892/socculturejew ish/] [Fin94] Finkel, Avraham Yaakov. Contemporary Sages: The Great Chasidic Masters of the Twentieth Century. Jason Aronson; 1994. Hardcover. ISBN 1-568211-55-4. [9][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1568211554/socculturejew ish/] [Gli98] Glitzenstein, A. Chanoch; Schochet, J. Immanuel (trans). The Arrest and Liberation of Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi: The History of Yud-Teth Kislev. Kehot Publication Society; 1998. Hardcover. ISBN 0-826604-18-8. [10][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0826604188/socculturejew ish/] [Kap84] Kaplan, Aryeh. Chassidic Masters. Moznaim, NY. 1984. [Short biographies and excerpts from works of leading Chassidic rebbes of the 1st and 2nd generation] [Kap81] Kaplan, Aryeh. The Light Beyond: Adventures in Hassidic Thought. Moznaim Pub Corp; 1981. Hardcover. ISBN 0-940118-33-5. [Collection of Chassidic sayings] [11][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0940118335/socculturejew ish/] [Min5xa] Mindel, Nissan. Arrest and Liberation of Schneur Zalman of Liadi. Kehot, Brooklyn NY. 195?. [History of 19 of Kislev and mitnaged-Chassidic controversy] [Min5xb] Mindel, Nissan. The Tzemach Tzedek and the Haskalah Movement. Kehot, Brooklyn NY. 195?. [History of the struggle between traditional Judaism and enlightenment in mid-1850's] [Minxx] Mindel, Nissan. The Great Maggid. Kehot, Brooklyn NY. [Biography of the Maggid of Mezritch, 2nd leader of Chassidism] [SchE94] Schochet, Elijah Judah; Kranzler, George. The Hasidic Movement and the Gaon of Vilna. Jason Aronson; 1994. Hardcover. ISBN 1-568211-25-2. [12][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1568211252/socculturejew ish/] [SchJ99] Schneersohn, Joseph Isaac. The 'Tzemach Tzedek' and the Haskala Movement: Ha'Tzemach Tzedek' U'Tenuas Hahaskala. Kehot Publication Society; 1999. Paperback. ISBN 0-826604-19-6. [13][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0826604196/socculturejew ish/] [SchI98] Schochet, J. Immanuel. The Great Maggid: The Life and Teachings of Rabbi Dovber of Mezhirech. Kehot Publication Society; 1998. Hardcover. ISBN 0-826604-14-5. [14][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0826604145/socculturejew ish/] [Ste92] Steinsaltz, Adin. The Long Shorter Way Discourses on Chasidic Thought. Jason Aronson; 1992. Paperback. ISBN 1-568211-44-9. [15][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1568211449/socculturejew ish/] [Wie78] Wiesel, Elie. Four Hasidic Masters and Their Struggle Against Melancholy. Univ of Notre Dame Pr; 1978. Paperback. ISBN 0-268009-47-3. [16][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0268009473/socculturejew ish/] [Zev86a] Zevin, Shelomoh Yosef (ed); Kaploun, Uri (ed). A Treasury of Chassidic Tales: On the Festivals (Artscroll Judaica Series). Mesorah Publications Ltd.; 1986. Hardcover. Volume I. ISBN 0-899069-12-6. [17][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0899069126/socculturejew ish/] [Zev86b] Zevin, Shelomoh Yosef (ed); Kaploun, Uri (ed). A Treasury of Chassidic Tales: On the Torah (Artscroll Judaica Classics). Mesorah Publications Ltd.; 1986. Hardcover. Volume I. ISBN 0-899069-00-2. [18][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0899069002/socculturejew ish/]
Subject: Chassidic Approaches: Lubavitch Chassidism [Bot93] Boteach, Shmueley. The Wolf Shall Lie With the Lamb: The Messiah in Hasidic Thought. Jason Aronson; 1993, 1994. Hardcover. ISBN 0-876683-39-1. [An examination of the issues and concepts of Moshiach, as presented in the Talmud, Maimonides and other classic sources, including the public discourses of the Lubavitcher Rebbe.] [6][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0876683391/socculturejew ish/] [Fre99] Freeman, Tzvi; Schneerson, Menachem Mendel. Bringing Heaven Down to Earth: Meditations and Everyday Wisdom from the Teachings of the Rebbe, Menachem Schneerson. Adams Media Corporation; 1999. Paperback. ISBN 1-580621-94-5. [7][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1580621945/socculturejew ish/] [SchD88] Schneersohn, Shalom Dovber; Kaploun, Uri (trans). Heichaltzu: On Ahavas Yisrael. Kehot Publication Society; 1988, 1998. Hardcover. ISBN 0-826604-35-8. [8][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0826604358/socculturejew ish/] [SchD92] Schneersohn, Sholom Dovber. Tract on Prayer: Kuntres Hatefillah. Kehot Publication Society; 1992. Hardcover. ISBN 0-826604-36-6. [9][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0826604366/socculturejew ish/] [SchD98a] Schneersohn, Shalom Dovber; Posner, Zalman I. (trans). Kuntres Uma'Ayon. Kehot Publication Society; 1998. Hardcover. ISBN 0-826604-20-X. [10][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/082660420X/socculturejew ish/] [SchD98b] Schneersohn, Shalom Dovber; Touger, Eliyahu (trans). To Know G-D. Kehot Publication Society; 1998. Paperback. ISBN 0-826605-34-6. [This text probes into the nature of the unity between G-d and our material world and stirs its readers to conduct themselves in a manner that reflects this oneness.] [11][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0826605346/socculturejew ish/] [SchD98c] Schneerson, Shalom DovBer; Touger, Eliyahu (trans). With Light and Might: 2 Chassidic Discourses. Kehot Publication Society; 1998. Paperback. ISBN 0-826605-33-8. [12][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0826605338/socculturejew ish/] [SchD99] Schneersohn, Shalom Dovber; Danzinger, Y. Eliezer. Chanoch Lanaar: The First Will of Rabbi Shalom Dovber Schneersohn of Lubavitch. Kehot Publication Society; 1999. Hardcover. ISBN 0-826605-38-9. [13][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0826605389/socculturejew ish/] [SchJ56] Schneersohn, Yosef Y. Lubavitcher Rabbi's Memoirs: A History of the Orgins of Chadism. Kehot Publication Society; 1956, 1998. Hardcover. Volume I. ISBN 0-826604-28-5. Volume II. ISBN 0-826604-29-3. Volume I: [14][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0826604285/socculturejew ish/] ; Volume II[15] [Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0826604293/socculturejew ish/] [SchJ61] Schneerson, Yosef Yitzchak (trans); Posner, Zalman I. (trans). On the Study of Chasidus: A Trilogy of Chasidic Essays, Some Aspects of Chabad Chasidism, on the Teachings of Chasidus, on Learning Chasidus. Kehot Publication Society; 1961, 1998. Hardcover. ISBN 0-826604-38-2. [16][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0826604382/socculturejew ish/] [SchJ61] Schneersohn, Joseph I. Some Aspects of Chabad Chassidim. Machne Israel, 770 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn NY. 1961. [SchJ8x] Schneersohn, Joseph I. Likkutei Dibburim: An Anthology of Talks. 4 vols. Kehot, 198?, 1998. [Memoirs and sermons]: + Volume I. ISBN 0-826604-44-7. [17][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0826604447/socculturej ewish/] + Volume II. ISBN 0-826604-45-5. [18][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0826604455/socculturej ewish/] + Volume III. ISBN 0-826604-46-3. [19][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0826604463/socculturej ewish/] + Volume IV. ISBN 0-826604-47-1. [20][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0826604471/socculturej ewish/] [SchJ89] Schneersohn, Yosef Yitzchak; Schneersohn, Menachem M.; el Touger. Basi L'Gani. Kehot, Brooklyn NY. 1989. Kehot Publication Society; 1998. Paperback. ISBN 0-826604-81-1.[Last published discourse of the previous Rebbe, discusses the purpose of creation. Has become a classic and required reading for understanding Chabad/Chassidic thought] [21][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0826604811/socculturejew ish/] [SchJ97] Schneersohn, Joseph Isaac; Kaploun, Uri (trans). A Prince in Prison: The Previous Lubavitcher Rebbe's Account of His Incarceration in Stalinist Russia in 1927. Doug Siebert; 1997. Hardcover. ISBN 1-881400-27-1. [22][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1881400271/socculturejew ish/] [SchJ98a] Schneersohn, Yosef Yitzchak; Wineberg, Sholom B. (trans). Chasidic Discourses. Kehot Publication Society; 1998. Hardcover. Volume I. ISBN 0-826604-41-2. Volume II. ISBN 0-826604-42-0. Volume I: [23][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0826604412/socculturejew ish/] ; Volume II[24] [Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0826604420/socculturejew ish/] [SchJ98b] Schneersohn, Yosef Y.; Posner, Zalman I. (trans). Saying Tehillim. Kehot Publication Society; 1998. Paperback. ISBN 0-826604-26-9. [25][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0826604269/socculturejew ish/] [SchJ98c] Schneersohn, Joseph Isaac; Metzger, Alter B. The Heroic Struggle: The Arrest and Liberation of Rabbi Yosef Y. Schneersohn of Lubavitch in Soviet Russia. Kehot Publication Society; 1998. Hardcover. ISBN 0-826604-39-0. [26][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0826604390/socculturejew ish/] [SchM50] Schneersohn, Menachem Mendel. Proceeding Together: The Earliest Talks of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, After the Passing of the Previous Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, on Yud Shvat 5710 [1950]. Sichos In English; Unknown. Hardcover. ISBN 1-881400-15-8. [27][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1881400158/socculturejew ish/] [SchM8x] Schneerson, M.M.. Sichos in English. 50+ volumes. Kehot, Brooklyn NY. 198-. [Can be ordered individually. Contains translations of the Rebbe's public talks on a wide range of subjects] [SchM90] Schneersohn, Menahem. The Chassidic Dimension: Interpretations of the Weekly Torah Readings Based on the Talks of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneersohn. Sichos In English; 1990. Hardcover. Volume I. 2nd edition. ISBN 0-826604-84-6. [28][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0826604846/socculturejew ish/] [SchM91a] Schneerson, Menachem M. Awake the Dawn. Sichos in English, Brooklyn NY. 1991. [Collection of public addresses] [SchM91b] Schneerson, Menachem M.; Touger, Eliyahu (trans). I Await His Coming Every Day: Based on the Talks of the Lubavitcher Rebbe. Kehot Publication Society; 1991, 1998. Paperback. ISBN 0-826604-83-8. [29][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0826604838/socculturejew ish/] [SchM92] Schneerson, Menachem M.; Touger, Eliyahu (trans). Sound the Great Shofar. Sichos In English, 1992. Kehot Publication Society; 1998. Hardcover. Volume II. ISBN 0-826604-82-X. [30][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/082660482X/socculturejew ish/] [SchM95] Schneersohn, Menachem Mendel (ed). Toward a Meaningful Life: The Wisdom of the Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneersohn. William Morrow & Co; 1995. Hardcover. ISBN 0-688141-96-X. [31][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/068814196X/socculturejew ish/] [SchM98a] Schneersohn, Menahem Mendel; Touger, Eliyahu. In the Paths of Our Fathers: Insights into Pirkei Avot from the Works of the Lubavitcher Rebbe. Kehot Publication Society; 1998. Hardcover. ISBN 0-826605-35-4. [32][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0826605354/socculturejew ish/] [SchM99] Schneersohn, Menahem Mendel; Mindel, Nissan. The Letter and the Spirit: Letters. Kehot Publication Society; 1999. Hardcover. Volume I. ISBN 0-826600-05-0. [33][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0826600050/socculturejew ish/] [SchM00] Schneersohn, Menahem Mendel; Zaklikofsky, Eliezer. Mekadesh Yisrael: Sihot U-Temunot Bi-Mesibot Hatunah. Kehot Publication Society; 2000. Hardcover. ISBN 0-826606-65-2. [34][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0826606652/socculturejew ish/] [SchMxx] Schneerson, Menachem Mendel. In The Garden of the Torah: Insights of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, on the Weekly Torah Readings. Sichos in English; Unknown. Hardcover. ISBN 1-881400-08-5. [35][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1881400085/socculturejew ish/] [Sch62] Schneur Zalman of Liadi. Tanya. 5 vols. Kehot, Brooklyn NY. 1962. [SchJI90a] Schochet, Jacob Immanuel. The Mystical Tradition: Insights into the Nature of the Mystical Tradition in Judaism (The Mystical Dimension, Vol. 1). Kehot Publication Society; 1990. Hardcover. Volume 1. ISBN 0-826605-28-1. [36][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0826605281/socculturejew ish/] [SchJI90b] Schochet, Jacob Immanuel. 'Deep Calling Unto Deep': The Dynamics of Prayer and Teshuvah in the Perspective of Chassidism (Mystical Dimension, Vol. 2). Kehot Publication Society; 1990. Hardcover. Volume 2. ISBN 0-826605-29-X. [37][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/082660529X/socculturejew ish/] [SchJI90c] Schochet, Javob Immanuel. Chassidic Dimensions: Themes in Chassidic Thought and Practice (Mystical Dimension, Vol. 3). Kehot Publication Society; 1990. Hardcover. Volume III. ISBN 0-826605-30-3. [38][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0826605303/socculturejew ish/] [SchJI91] Schochet, Jacob Immanuel. Mashiach: The Principle of Mashiach and the Messianic Era in Jewish Law and Tradition, Sichos in English, Brooklyn, NY. 1991. Out of Print [This is an analysis of sources] [SchJI99] Schochet, Jacob Immanuel; Schneerson, Menahem Mendel. Living With Moshiach: Short Readings on Moshiach and the Final Redemption: Following the Weekly Torah Portions and Festivals. Merkos Linyonei Chinuch; 1999. Hardcover. ISBN 0-826604-68-4. [39][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0826604684/socculturejew ish/] [SchJI92] Schochet, J. I. Likutei Sichot. 3 vols. Kehot, Brooklyn NY. 1992. [Translation of the 1st volume (Yiddish) of the Lubavitcher Rebbe's public discourses on the weekly Torah reading] [Sol00] Solomon, Aryeh; Solomon, Louis David. The Educational Teachings of Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson. Jason Aronson; 2000. Hardcover. ISBN 0-765760-92-4. [40][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0765760924/socculturejew ish/] [Sto91] Stone, Abraham. Highlights of Moshiach, Sichos In English, Brooklyn NY. 1991. [A collection of Midrashic and Talmudic sources] [Win92] Wineberg, Yosef; Wineberg, Sholom (trans); Wineberg, Levi (trans). Lessons in Tanya. 5 vols. Kehot, 1992, 1998. 5 Volume set. ISBN 0-826605-46-X. [Hebrew text, with translation and running commentary]: [41][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/082660546X/socculturejew ish/] + Volume I. ISBN 0-826605-41-9. [42][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0826605419/socculturej ewish/] + Volume II. ISBN 0-826605-42-7. [43][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0826605427/socculturej ewish/] + Volume III. ISBN 0-826605-43-5. [44][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0826605435/socculturej ewish/] + Volume IV. ISBN 0-826605-44-3. [45][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0826605443/socculturej ewish/] + Volume V. ISBN 0-826605-45-1. [46][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0826605451/socculturej ewish/] Interested readers might also want to consult the [47]Internet Guide to Chabad Literature (<http://www.utexas.edu/students/cjso/Chabad/chabad.html>). Chabad Lubavitch also has a number of publications available electronically. Some are published daily, some are published weekly, and others are seasonal. A full list is available at <[48]http://www.chabad.org/subs.html>.
Subject: Chassidic Approaches: Satmar Chassidism [Eis96] Eisenberg, Robert. Boychiks in the Hood: Travels in the Hasidic Underground. Harper San Francisco; 1996. Paperback. ISBN 0-062512-23-4. [Chapter 1 of this book is about a visit to Satmar in Williamsburg, giving brief but vivid pictures of various individuals, including rebels, interspersed with information which tends to emphasize the controversial but also shows admiration. Satmarers appear here and there throughout this entertaining book, which overall gives some context for their way of life. (Rabbi Justin Jaron Lewis)] [6][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0062512234/socculturejew ish/] [Fin94] Finkel, Avraham Yaakov. Contemporary Sages: The Great Chasidic Masters of the Twentieth Century. Jason Aronson; 1994. Hardcover. ISBN 1-568211-55-4. [This book presents brief biographical notes, selections of teachings, and photographs of 37 Hasidic Rebbes of the twentieth century. The brief chapter on "Rabbi Yoel Teitelbaum of Satmar -- Reb Yoilish, the Satmarer Rebbe" includes a photograph of the late Rebbe's soulful face, information on his lineage and early years, and a summary of the growth of Satmar Hasidism in New York with its many educational and charitable institutions. Most importantly, it includes the only selection of Satmar teachings available in English, giving some sense of the forcefulness of the Rebbe's words and of the religious underpinnings of Satmar's controversial opposition to Zionism. (Rabbi Justin Jaron Lewis)] [7][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1568211554/socculturejew ish/] [Kra95] Kranzler, George. Hasidic Williamsburg: A Contemporary American Hasidic Community. Jason Aronson; 1995. Hardcover. ISBN 1-568212-42-9. [This book is a sequel to Williamsburg: A Jewish Community in Transition (1961), which traced developments in Jewish Williamsburg from before the postwar Hasidic immigration. In this book the emphasis is on the leading role of Satmar and its Rebbes. It is based on written surveys and interviews, and includes many quotations from, and descriptions of, ordinary Hasidim as well as leaders of the community. This study includes much information on the Satmar community, from the family (Chapter 4) to the broader social structure (Chapter 5) to interactions with the outside world through political and economic activity (Chapters 2 and 8). A hagiographic biography of the late Rebbe is also included (Appendix B). Kranzler writes with unrestricted admiration for Satmar; he dismisses as unimportant the tensions around the succession of the new Rebbe as well as other potentially controversial issues. (Rabbi Justin Jaron Lewis)] [8][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1568212429/socculturejew ish/] [Kre88] Kremer, Ya'a'kov Mosheh. Sefer Yam shel Shemu'el : Khidushim Et' u-ve'urim 'al pesu'ke ha-Torah, Nevi'im u-Khetuvim u-ma'amre Hazal ha-kedoshim Chubar. Kefar Gid'yon: Y.M. Kremer. 1988. [Lew93] Lewy, Josef, of Brooklyn. Sefer Minhag Yi'sra'el Torah: Ma'tarato le-har'ot ma'kor 'tahor le-minhage Yi'sra'el ... 'al pi seder ha-simanim be-Shulchan arukh Ora'h 'hayim Brooklyn: Le-ha'sig ha-sefer etsel Y. Lewy. 1993. [Min95] Mintz, Jerome R. The Challenge of Piety: Satmar Hasidim in New York. Gina Keyahoff Pub; 1995. Hardcover. Reissue edition. ISBN 3-929078-22-8. [9][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/3929078228/socculturejew ish/] [Min95] Mintz, Jerome R. The Challenge of Piety: Satmar Hasidim in New York. Gina Keyahoff Pub; 1995. Hardcover. Reissue edition. ISBN 3-929078-22-8. [10][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/3929078228/socculturejew ish/] [Rot89] Roth, Aaron. Sefer Avodat ha-Bore. Jerusalem: M. Blum. 1989. [Pol62] Poll, Solomon. The Hasidic Community of Williamsburg, New York. Free Press of Glencoe (division of Crowell-Collier); 1962. ISBN 0-805202-09-9. Out of Print. [This book gives a highly readable account of Hasidic life in Williamsburg that is still largely applicable today. It mentions Satmar by name only in passing, but most of what is said here in general can be applied to Satmar specifically. The book focuses on the facets of Hasidic life most likely to strike an outsider as strange, providing useful context in terms of underlying values and historical background. It gives little sense of individuals, but paints striking pictures of social types, especially in Chapter 7, "The Social Stratification of the Hasidic Community". It also conveys a sense of Hasidic voices through translations of newspaper advertisements, circular letters from impoverished rabbis, and the like. The mingling of religious concerns with daily life is described engagingly, especially the multiple effects of strictness about kashrut (175-212). Only the historical background (in Chapters 1-5) is a little narrowly focused, and could give the impression that all Hasidim are from Hungary and live in Williamsburg. (Rabbi Justin Jaron Lewis)] [11][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0805202099/socculturejew ish/] [Rub97] Rubin, Israel. Satmar: Two Generations of an Urban Island. Peter Lang Publishing; 1997. Hardcover. 2nd edition. ISBN 0-820407-59-3.[This book is an updated version of Satmar: An Island in the City (1972); each of the original chapters is followed by a supplement taking stock of changes in the intervening years. It is based on interviews and impressions from time spent in the community. It presents pictures in broad strokes more than detailed analysis. This book gives fuller treatment to historical background and religion than Kranzler. The book evinces admiration for Satmar but has a more critical eye than Kranzler; in particular, this book gives greater weight to internal struggles in the community following the succession of the new Rebbe, and to changes which may result from this (such as greater independence from the Rebbe in individual decision-making). It also identifies indications of slow and subtle Americanization. (Rabbi Justin Jaron Lewis)] [12][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0820407593/socculturejew ish/] [Sch92] Schwartz, Lemel. Sidur Tefilah le-Mosheh: Nusach Sefard: Kolel kol ha-tefilot li-yeme ha-'hol 'im perush me-Asher shemenah be-Idish Brooklyn, N.Y. : L. Schwartz. 1992. [Sch93] Scher, Anshel. Sefer Bene betkha: 'al hilkhot nidah Sa' u-tevilah ... 've-gam pata'hti vo sha'ar ha-bayit ... uve-sofo hosafnu kun'tres halakhot u-minhagim li-yeme 'ibur, ledah, va-hana'kah. Brooklyn NY: A. Shehr. 1993. [Tei74] Teitelbaum, Joel. Sefer Tehilim. Brooklyn, N.Y.: Bet mis'har Yerushalayim, 1974 [Psalms - Commentaries] [Tei90a] Teitelbaum, Joel. Zemirot Divre Yo-el: Hidushe Torah U-minhage Darkhe Yesharah, Be-shabatot Li-menu Hah Ule-orah, Ve-hagim U-zemanim Le-sason Ule-tiferet. Brooklyn, N.Y.: Domsu Lesomor. 1990. [Zemirot - Commentaries] [Tei90b] Teitelbaum, Joel. Sefer Va-Yo-el Mosheh: Le-ba-er Dine Ha-shalosh Shevu-ot She-ne-emru Bi-nevu-ot, Be-inyene Kets Ha-yeshu-ot ... Dine Mits-vat Yeshivat E. Ha-k. Jerusalem: ?. 1990. [Tei86] Teitelbaum, Joel. Hagadah shel Pesach: Otsar peninim. Brooklyn, NY: Y.M. Grinfeld. 5746 [1986]. [Text of the Haggadah in Hebrew and Yiddish; commentary in Yiddish.] [Tei93] Teitelbaum, Joel. Sefer Agadot Mahari-t 'al Agadot ha-Shas Ta. Monsey, N.Y.: S.B. Klagsbald. 1993. Credit: Some of the information in this section was provided by Justin Jaron Lewis, Rabbi of Congregation Iyr HaMelech of Kingston, Ontario, from his Readers Guide to Judaism [ed. Michael Terry], published in Chicago by Fitzroy Dearborn in the year 2000.
Subject: Chassidic Approaches: Breslov Chassidism Note: Additional information on Breslov chasidism may be found at the [6]Breslov Web Page ([7]http://www.breslov.org). [Ber86] Bergman, Simcha [trans.] Likutey Moharan by Nachman of Breslov. Jerusalem, New York: Breslov Research Institute. c1986. Out of Print [Gre92] Green, Arthur. Tormented Master: The Life and Spiritual Quest of Rabbi Nahman of Bratslav. Jewish Lights Pub; 1992. Paperback reprint edition. ISBN 1-879045-11-7. [8][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1879045117/socculturejew ish/] [Kra92] Kramer, Chaim. Through Fire and Water: The Life of Reb Noson of Breslov. Edited by Avraham Greenbaum. Jerusalem, New York: Breslov Research Institute. c1992. [Myk96] Mykoff, Moshe (ed.); Rabbi Nachman of Breslov (ed.). The Empty Chair: Finding Hope and Joy - Timeless Wisdom from a Hasidic Master, Rebbe Nachmann of Breslov. Jewish Lights Pub; 1996. Paperback. ISBN 1-879045-67-2. [9][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1879045672/socculturejew ish/] [Myk99] Mykoff, Moshe; Mizrahi, S. C.; Moharan, Nahman Likute; Breslov Research Institute; Rebbe Nachman. The Gentle Weapon: Prayers for Everyday and Not-so-Everyday Moments: Timeless Wisdom from Rebbe Nachman of Breslov. Jewish Lights Pub; 1999. Paperback deluxe edition. ISBN 1-580230-22-9. [10][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1580230229/socculturejew ish/] [Nacxx] Nachman of Breslov. The Divine Conversation: Order of the Day: Golden Advice Brooklyn, N.Y.: Chassidei Breslov. 1980. [Nac11] Nathan of Breslov. Rabbi Nachman's Wisdom. Breslov Research Inst; 1911. Hardcover. ISBN 0-930213-01-7. [11][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0930213017/socculturejew ish/] [Sch80] Schick, Eleazer Shlomo. A voice calls out to God: Based on the Works of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov and His Holy Disciples. Translated by Kalman Duvid Serkez. New York: K. D. Serkez, 1980. [Ste87] Sternharz, Nathan. Tzaddik (Chayey Moharan): A Portrait of Rabbi Nachman. Translated by Avraham Greenbaum ; Edited by Moshe Mykoff. Jerusalem, New York: Breslov Research Institute. c1987. [Ste93] Sternharz, Nathan. Eternally yours (Alim LiTerufah): The Collected Letters of Reb Noson of Breslov. Translated by Yaakov Gabel; edited by Moshe Schorr. Jerusalem: Breslov Research Institute. 1993.
Subject: Chassidic Approaches: Other Approaches For information on general Chassidic teachings, visit the [6]Chassidus web site at [7]http://www.chassidus.net. There are also two weekly publications of Chasidic teachings available: * Weekly Shiur: [8]chassidus-subscribe@chassidus.net * Discussion, teachings, and questions answered about chassidus and chassidim: [9]chassidus-subscribe@egroups.com To subscribe to these lists, send your name and email address, with SUBSCRIBE in the subject line, to the indicated addresses. The following are the few books that the maintainer has been able to hunt down on other Chassidic movements: [Tel90] Teller, Hanoch. The Bostoner: Stories and Recollections from the Colorful Chassidic Court of the Bostoner Rebbe, Rabbi Levi L. Horowitz. Philipp Feldheim; 1990. Hardcover. ISBN 0-873065-07-7. [10][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0873065077/socculturejew ish/] [11][Submit books for this section!] As you can see, this section is very incomplete. We need your suggested books. In your suggestion, please be as complete as possible; we need author, title, publisher, publishing date, and ISBN number. We also welcome a one paragraph short summary of why the book is of interest. Please send your suggestions to the FAQ maintainer at [12]maintainer@scjfaq.org.
Subject: How do I obtain copies of the Reading Lists? Answer: There are a number of different ways to obtain copies of the Reading Lists: * WWW. If you are reading this on Usenet, and would like to see an online, hyperlinked version, go visit [2]http://www.scjfaq.org/. This is the "web" version of the FAQ; the version posted to Usenet is generated from the web version. Note that the www.scjfaq.org version is a copy of the actual master version; if you want to access the master, visit [3]http://master.scjfaq.org/. Alternatively, if you would like to see the posted version through the web, visit [4]http://shamash.org/listarchives/scj-faq/. The FAQ is in the subdirectory "FAQ"; the reading lists are in the subdirectory "rl". * Email. Scjfaq.org also provides an autoretriever that allows one to obtain a copy of the reading lists by return Email. To use the autoretriever, you send a retrieval request to [5]archives@scjfaq.org with the request in the body of the message. A more reliable way to retrieve these files is through the [6]FAQ autoretriever ([7]http://www.mljewish.org/bin/autoresp.cgi). For the FAQ, the request has the form: send faq partname For the reading list, the request has the form: send rl partname "Partname" is replaced by the name of the part, as shown in the general index. The following is a short summary of the mapping of partnames for the Reading Lists: + [8]general: Introduction and General. Includes book sources, starting points for beginners, starting points for non-Jewish readers, General Judaism, General Jewish Thought, General Jewish History, Contemporary Judaism, Noachide Laws, Torah and Torah Commentary, Talmud and Talmudic Commentary, Mishnah, Midrash, Halachic Codes, Becoming An Observant Jew, Women and Judaism, and Science and Judaism. + [9]traditional: Traditional Liturgy, Practice, Lifestyle, Holidays. Includes Traditional Liturgy; Traditional Philosophy and Ethics; Prayer; Traditional Practice; The Household; Life, Death, and In-Between; and The Cycle Of Holidays. + [10]mysticism: Kabbalah, Mysticism, and Messianism. Includes Academic and Religious treatments of Kabbalah, Sprituality, and the Jewish notion of the Messiah. + [11]reform: Reform/Progressive Judaism + [12]conservative: Conservative Judaism + [13]reconstructionist: Reconstructionist Judaism + [14]humanistic: Humanistic Judaism (Society for Humanistic Judaism) + [15]chasidism: Chassidism. Includes general information on historical chassidism, as well as specific information on Lubavitch (Chabad), Satmar, Breslaw (Breslov), and other approaches. + [16]zionism: Zionism. Includes Zionism and The Development Of Israel, The Founders, Zionistic Movements, and Judaism in Israel. + [17]antisemitism: Antisemitism. Includes sections on Antisemitism, What Led to The Holocaust, Medieval Oppression, Antisemitism Today (Including Dealing with Hate Groups), Judaism and Christianity, and Judaism, Freemasonry and other rumors. + [18]intermarriage: Intermarriage. Includes sections on "So You're Considering Intermarriage?", The Traditional Viewpoint, Conversion, and Coping With Life As An Intermarried. + [19]childrens: Books for Jewish Children. Includes sections on Birth and Naming, Raising a Child, Family Guidebooks, Upsheren, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Confirmation, Holiday Books for Children, Liturgy for Children, Bible and Torah for Children, Jewish History for Children, Jewish Theology for Children, Israel, Learning Hebrew, and Jewish Stories. The following is a short summary of the mapping to partnames for the FAQ: + [20]01-FAQ-intro: Section [21]1: Network and Newsgroup Information. + [22]02-Who-We-Are: Section [23]2: Who We Are + [24]03-Torah-Halacha: Sections [25]3, [26]4: Torah; Halachic Authority + [27]04-Observance: Sections [28]5, [29]6, [30]7, [31]8: Jewish Holidays; Jewish Dietary Law and Kashrut; Sabbath and Holiday Observance; Woman and Marriage + [32]05-Worship: Sections [33]9, [34]10, [35]11: Jewish Worship; Conversion, Intermarriage, and "Who is a Jew?"; Miscellaneous Practice Questions + [36]06-Jewish-Thought: Section [37]12: Jewish Thought + [38]07-Jews-As-Nation: Section [39]13: Jews as a Nation + [40]08-Israel: Section [41]14: Jews and Israel + [42]09-Antisemitism: Sections [43]15, [44]16, [45]17: Churban Europa (The Holocaust); Antisemitism and Rumors about Jews; Countering Missionaries + [46]10-Reform: Section [47]18: Reform/Progressive Judaism + [48]11-Miscellaneous: Sections [49]19, [50]20: Miscellaneous; References and Getting Connected + [51]12-Kids: Section [52]21: Jewish Childrearing Related Questions + [53]mail-order: Mail Order Judaica Alternatively, you may send a message to [54]mail-server@rtfm.mit.edu with the following line in the body of the message: send usenet/news.answers/judaism/(portionname) Where (portionname) is replaced by the appropriate subdirectory and filenames; for example, to get the first part of the reading list, one would say: send usenet/news.answers/judaism/reading-lists/general * Anonymous FTP: All portions of the FAQ and of the reading lists are archived on [55]rtfm.mit.edu and are available for anonymous FTP from the pub/usenet/news.answers/judaism/FAQ directory (URL [56]ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/news.answers/judaism/FAQ/). Similarly, the parts of the reading lists are stored in the pub/usenet/news.answers/judaism/reading-lists directory (URL: [57]ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/news.answers/judaism/reading-lis ts). Note that the archived versions of the FAQ and reading lists are the posted versions; that is, they are each one large ASCII file.
Subject: Chassidic Approaches: Credits This list is based on an original list developed by Rob Levine, which was last posted to the net in February of 1991. Rob's list was culled from s.c.j. postings as well as the bibliographies of some of the books on this list. This original list has been augmented based on bibliographic research done by D. Faigin at the University of Judaism in Los Angeles, as well as contributions from readers of s.c.j, mail.jewish, and mail.liberal-judaism. Contributions to the list have also been made by: A. Engler Anderson, David Kaufmann, David A Guberman, Rabbi Mark Glickman, Len Moskowitz, Kay Tavill, and Yechezkal Gutfreund. Eric Simon helped in the July 2000 remodeling. As usual, suggestions for additions or deletions are welcome, as are brief annotations for any entry. A special thank you... Special thanks for her patience and understanding go to my wife, Karen, who put up with me hiding at the computer for the two months it took to complete the July/August 2000 remodel of the entire soc.culture.jewish FAQ and Reading Lists. If you think the effort was worth it, drop her a note c/o [6]maintainer@scjfaq.org. ------------------------------------------------------------ -- Please mail additions or corrections to me at faigin@pacificnet.net. End of Judaism Reading List Part VIII (Chassidism) Digest ************************** -------

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