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New German Critique (2023) 50 (1 (148)): 179–210.
Published: 01 February 2023
... of modern scholarship on kabbalah, with a concluding chapter on the place of Hasidism in the mystical trajectory. 23 Beginning two years after Heschel’s five-year run of seminal work (1950–55), Scholem’s run (1957–62) solidified his own scholarly legacy. 24 In the early 1950s, while Heschel...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (3 (132)): 61–82.
Published: 01 November 2017
... . On the Kabbalah and Its Symbolism . New York : Schocken . ———. 1971 . The Messianic Idea in Judaism and Other Essays on Jewish Spirituality . New York : Schocken . ———. 1971 . “The Neutralization of the Messianic Element in Early Hasidism.” In The Messianic Idea in Judaism and Other Essays...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 189–205.
Published: 01 November 2012
... might say that the collector has a sense for what would have happened. In Benjamin’s writ- ings on Franz Kafka, we find a story that may help make better sense of this claim. I recount the story here in its entirety: In a Hasidic village, so the story goes, Jews were sitting together...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 1–26.
Published: 01 November 2010
... defined revelation as the most pronounceable das( Aussprechlichste). In fact, Scholem’s turn away from Buber manifested itself in a fierce criticism of Buberian lived experience by arguing that it reduces Judaism and Zionism to an aesthetic concept and makes Hasidism socially acceptable (salonfähig...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (3 (99)): 83–119.
Published: 01 November 2006
... le clearly points to material for a “psychoanalytic” reading (on the level of the individual as well as of society), for a series of “politicocultural” readings (the nomads display traits of anti-Semites, of Hasidic Jews, of Jews “in general,” of Slavs, and even of bloodthirsty “ritual murder...