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Selected Sources for Additional Reading on Judaism Part VIII: Chassidism and Chassidic Thought [Last Change: $Date: 1995/10/19 15:21:28 $ $Revision: 1.2 $] [Last Post: Mon Feb 16 11:07:06 US/Pacific 2004] 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 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 sources section of the General Reading List (if you are reading this at www.scjfaq.org, you can simply click on the "Sources" button in the header navigation bar). * Kehot and "Sichos in English" are the publishing arms of Chabad Lubavitch. They are on-line at 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. [Amazon Associate] The S.C.J Reading List has established an affiliate relationship with Amazon.Com. (http://www.amazon.com/). Now you can complete your library and support the continued development of the Reading Lists at the same time, for many books on the reading list are available through Amazon. For those reading this at www.scjfaq.org/rl/jsh-intro.html, you can click the link to the left to browse Amazon's selections. Alternatively, if you enter Amazon using the URL http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/redirect-home?tag=socculturejewi sh, the reading lists will get credit for your entry. Additionally, when you see the Amazon graphic [If you were at www.scjfaq.org, the graphic would be here] (or "[Buy at Amazon: http:...]") on an entry in the reading list, this indicates that the specific book is available for purchase at Amazon. Click on the graphic/link to go to Amazon and purchase the book. Reproduction of this posting for commercial use is subject to restriction. See Part 1 (general) for more details.