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The Resource Truth springs from the earth : the teachings of Rabbi Menahem Mendel of Kotsk, Morris M. Faierstein

Truth springs from the earth : the teachings of Rabbi Menahem Mendel of Kotsk, Morris M. Faierstein

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Truth springs from the earth : the teachings of Rabbi Menahem Mendel of Kotsk
Title
Truth springs from the earth
Title remainder
the teachings of Rabbi Menahem Mendel of Kotsk
Statement of responsibility
Morris M. Faierstein
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Rabbi Menahem Mendel of Kotsk (1787-1859) was one of the most interesting and challenging figures of Hasidism in the nineteenth century. His search for truth and battles against falsehood and spiritual compromise are the subject of many legends, hagiographical stories, and anecdotes. Though he was irascible and demanding, he inspired the loyalty of disciples who went on to become the dominant leaders of Hasidism in Poland from the middle of the nineteenth century to the destruction of Polish Jewry in the Holocaust. R. Menahem Mendel left no surviving writings. His descendants and disciples moved away from the radicalism of his teachings and adopted more conventional and conservative theological positions. As a result, there was little incentive to preserve and publish his teachings. The goal of this work is twofold. First, to present a biographical study of what is known about R. Menahem Mendel that is based on historical research, instead of repeating myths, legends, and stories without regard to their historical veracity. Secondly, to collect, translate, and analyze those teachings and sayings by or about R. Menahem Mendel that are consistent with what we know about his life and teachings, and are also accessible to a broader audience"--back cover
Cataloging source
YDX
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Faierstein, Morris M
Dewey number
296.16
Index
no index present
LC call number
BM525
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Menahem Mendel
  • Hasidim
  • Judaism
  • Menahem Mendel
  • RELIGION / Judaism / General
  • Hasidim
  • Judaism
Label
Truth springs from the earth : the teachings of Rabbi Menahem Mendel of Kotsk, Morris M. Faierstein
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1032026009
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781532637261
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1032026009
Label
Truth springs from the earth : the teachings of Rabbi Menahem Mendel of Kotsk, Morris M. Faierstein
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1032026009
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781532637261
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1032026009

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