Defender of the Faithful: The Life and Thought of Rabbi Levi Yitshak of Berdychiv (The Tauber Institute Series for the Study of European Jewry) (Hardcover)

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Defender of the Faithful: The Life and Thought of Rabbi Levi Yitshak of Berdychiv (The Tauber Institute Series for the Study of European Jewry) (Hardcover)

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The first scholarly biography of Levi Yitshak of Berdychiv in English in over thirty-five years.
 
Defender of the Faithful explores the life and thought of Levi Yitshak of Berdychiv (1740–1809), one of the most fascinating and colorful Hasidic leaders of his time. This is an intellectual and religious biography, a reading of the development of his thought and career. Featuring examples of Levi Yitshak’s extraordinary texts alongside insightful analysis by scholar and theologian Arthur Green, Defender of the Faithful is a compelling study of both Levi Yitshak’s theology and broader philosophy.
 
Arthur Green was founding dean and is recently retired as rector of the Rabbinical School and the Irving Brudnick Professor of Jewish Philosophy and Religion at Hebrew College. He is professor emeritus at Brandeis University, where he occupied the distinguished Philip W. Lown Professorship of Jewish Thought. His books include Tormented Master: A Life of Rabbi Nahman of Bratslav; The Heart of the Matter: Studies in Jewish Mysticism and Theology; A New Hasidism: Branches; and Judaism for the World: Reflections on God, Life, and Love, for which he was awarded a National Jewish Book Award.
Product Details ISBN: 9781684581016
ISBN-10: 168458101X
Publisher: Brandeis University Press
Publication Date: December 20th, 2022
Pages: 296
Series: The Tauber Institute Series for the Study of European Jewry