Horodetzky, Shemuel Abba

(1871-1957)
   Israeli scholar of Hasidism and Jewish mysticism. He was born in Malin. After going as a delegate to the eighth Zionist Congress in 1907, he remained in the West, living from 1908 to 1938 in Switzerland and Germany. In 1938 he settled in Tel Aviv. He published studies of mysticism, Hasidism, and the history of Polish Jewry, as well as biographies of medieval rabbis.

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  • ḤASIDISM — ḤASIDISM, a popular religious movement giving rise to a pattern of communal life and leadership as well as a particular social outlook which emerged in Judaism and Jewry in the second half of the 18th century. Ecstasy, mass enthusiasm, close knit …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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