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Author Deutsch, Nathaniel.

Title The maiden of Ludmir : a Jewish holy woman and her world / Nathaniel Deutsch ; foreword by Janusz Bardach
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [2003]
©2003
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 310 pages) : illustrations
Series S. Mark Taper Foundation imprint in Jewish studies
S. Mark Taper Foundation imprint in Jewish studies.
Contents Cover -- CONTENTS -- Illustrations -- FOREWORD -- PREFACE -- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS -- Introduction: Ansky Visits Ludmir -- 1. A Dybbuk Trilogy, or How the Maiden of Ludmir Became a Literary Figure -- 2. Writing the Maiden -- 3. Afterlives: Remembering the Maiden -- 4. The Curse, the Cossacks, and the Messiah: Ludmir Before the Maiden -- 5. Birth and Childhood -- 6. Love and Death -- 7. The Maiden Possessed -- 8. False Male and Woman Rebbe? -- 9. The Witch-hunt in Ludmir -- 10. The Wedding and Its Aftermath -- 11. In the Holy Land -- Conclusion: Tracing the Maiden -- Afterword: Journey to Ludmir -- NOTES -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- INDEX -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z
Summary Hannah Rochel Verbermacher, a Hasidic holy woman known as the Maiden of Ludmir, was born in early-nineteenth-century Russia and became famous as the only woman in the three-hundred-year history of Hasidism to function as a rebbe--or charismatic leader--in h
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-298) and index
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Subject Werbermacher, Chana Rochel, 1815-1892.
Women rabbis -- Biography.
Zaddikot -- Biography.
Volodymyr-Volynsʹkyĭ (Ukraine) -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Biographies.
Form Electronic book
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