The Messianic Secret of Hasidism

Brill Academic Publishers courteously granted me permission to post certain parts of The Messianic Secret of Hasidism on this website:

Contents and Preface   

Introduction; the Messianic Element in Hasidism.  

Chapter 9: the Hasidic Immigration of 5537 (1777).   


A summarized version of the book's thesis can be found in two articles, both available on this website:

Messianic Strains in Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tovs Holy Epistle.

The First Tzaddik of Hasidism: The Zlotchover Maggid and His Circle.

The complete book, including the anthology Disciples and Writings and  two appendixes, can be purchased on: Brill Academic Publishers.

The publishers of the original edition in Hebrew: Haifa University Press and Zmora-Bitan Publishing House Ltd.