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The Tsadik and His Soul’s Sparks: From Kabbalah to Hasidism

From: Jewish Quarterly Review
Volume 103, Number 2, Spring 2013
pp. 196-240 | 10.1353/jqr.2013.0013



The present study shows the continuity between the Safedian Kabbalistic view of the relations between the sparks of a certain soul, and the Hasidic theory, that was conceived of as innovated by and characteristic of 18th century Hasidism, as to the responsibility of the Tsadik for the sparks that belongs to his soul. In the two literatures, the rescue of a spark of one's soul is related to the beautiful captive woman that is conceived of as an externalization of an inner dimension of the righteous person, immersed in a shell.

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