HASIDISM


HASIDISM
   Hebrew term for "PIETY" or "the pious." In the eighteenth century it became associated with an Eastern European JEWISH sect founded by RABBI ISRAEL ben Eliezer. It reacted against what it saw as the arid interpretation of the TALMUD by RABBIS and drew upon the CABBALA to develop a rich MYSTICAL TRADITION. Union with GOD was sought through ECSTATIC PRAYER and the coming of the MESSIAH was earnestly desired. Today Martin BUBER is the best known interpreter of Hasidism even though many scholars question his understanding of the tradition.

Concise dictionary of Religion. 2012.

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