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Literary Hasidism
The Life and Works of Michael Levi Rodkinson

Jonatan Meir
Translated from the Hebrew by Jeffrey G. Amshalem

Cloth $59.95L    |    978-0-8156-3459-1    |    2016

Paper $29.95s    |    978-0-8156-3447-8    |    2016

ebook 978-0-8156-5371-4

"Jonatan Meir portrays the career of one of the most ambivalent characters of the Haskalah, or Jewish Enlightenment, Michael Levi Rodkinson, and his move from the propagation of popular Hasidism to his more grandiose attempts to reframe and restructure the entire Jewish canon. This look into the world of the late nineteenthcentury Jewish Enlightenment will be an eye-opener."—Pinchas Giller, Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies, American Jewish University

"Meir has taken the relatively neglected figure of Rodkinson and created a detailed and fascinating portrait. He ably demonstrates that the boundaries between Hasidism and Haskalah were frequently crossed, and this markedly improves our understanding of the dynamics of Jewish intellectual history in the crucial period of the late nineteenth century."—Ira Robinson, Concordia University

  Literary Hasidism

  Jonatan Meir is a professor of Modern Jewish Thought at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. He is the author of Imagined Hasidism: The Anti-Hasidic Writings of Joseph Perl and editor of Sefer Megale Temerin by Joseph Perl.

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6 x 9, 248 pages, notes, bibliography, index

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