Rabbi, Mystic, or Impostor?

Rabbi, Mystic, or Impostor?

The Eighteenth-Century Ba'al Shem of London

Oron, Michal

Liverpool University Press






15 a 20 dias

The diaries of the eighteenth-century miracle-working Jew Samuel Falk and his assistant, here thoroughly annotated and with a scholarly introduction and informative appendices, offer an intriguing glimpse of eighteenth-century London and its burgeoning Jewish community on the threshold of the modern era.
Note on Transliteration and Conventions Used in the Text Translator's Note Note on the Editing of the Diaries Introduction to the English Edition Todd M. Endelman INTRODUCTION I. A Brief History of Ba'alei Shem II. A Biography of Samuel Falk III. Falk's Activities According to the Diary of Zevi Hirsch IV. Samuel Falk as Seen by Jacob Emden V. Samuel Falk and the Freemasons VI. The Diaries and Their Research THE DIARIES The Diary of Zevi Hirsch of Kalisz The Diary of Samuel Falk APPENDICES A. People Featuring Prominently in the Diaries B. Falk's Dreams C. The Letter of Sussman Shesnowzi to His Son D. The Letter of Jacob Emden E. Falk's Library F. Falk's Will Glossary Bibliography Index
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