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The Great Mission.

The Great Mission

Rabbi Eli Friedman, compiler

Rabbi Elchonon Lesches, translator

Merkos Publications

291 Kingston Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11213

0826606814 $20.00

Knowledgeably compiled by Rabbi Eli Friedman and expertly translated by Rabbi Elchonon Lesches, The Great Mission: The Life And Story Of Rabbi Yisrael Baal Shem Tov is the story of the man who first explained a new dimension of Jewish mystical concepts to the Judaic community. A combination of biography, philosophy, and story, The Great Mission is an hagiography which is unique from the many books previously written about Ball Shem Tov who founded the Chasidic movement. All of the stories and teachings that comprise The Great Mission are directly drawn from the talks and written works of the seven Rebbe leaders of Chaad-Lubavitch, which constitute an unbroken pedigree chain from Ball Shem Tov down through the modern era. A seminal contribution to Judaic Studies in general, and Chasidic Studies in particular, The Great Mission is welcome addition to personal and academic library collections, and very strongly recommended reading for both scholars and non-specialist general readers with an interest in Judaic mysticism.
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Title Annotation:The Great Mission: The Life and Story of Rabbi Yisrael Baal Shem Tov
Author:Greenspan, Able
Publication:Reviewer's Bookwatch
Article Type:Book review
Date:Dec 1, 2005
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