Maid of Ludomir

This 19th Century Hasidic woman served as an unofficial rabbi.

Swaying in Prayer

The history of body movements in prayer and Torah study.

Panentheism and Judaism

Jews have flirted with the doctrine that all creation is embraced in God.

Levi Yitzhak of Berditchev

The most lovable figure in Hasidic folklore.

Jewish Ecstasy

Accounts of intense encounters with God rare in Judaism.

Dov Baer of Lubavitch

Hasidic scholar wrote extensively on the mystical mind.


Hasidic idea of being attached or cleaving to God.

The History of Jewish Dance

Jewish dance from the Bible to Hasidism.

Kabbalah & Mysticism 101

Jewish mysticism has taken many forms.