The Israel Film Service Collection

Hasidic Judaism

20 Minutes, 1972
Genre:
Documentary
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Directed by: Hanania Baer
Production:Amnon Teitelbaum
Production Company:Israel Film Service
Photographer: Hanania Baer, Uzi Birman
Language: Hebrew
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Subtitles: English, Hebrew

A historical overview of the development of the Hasidic movement, from the beginning of the 18th century, its spread in Eastern Europe and its main principles The founder of the Hasidic movement, the Besht Rabbi Israel ben Eliezer, and his students led by Rabbi Dov Ber the Magid of Mezritish worked to spread the ideas of devotion to God, keeping the mitzvot with piety, strengthening prayer and more which is considered the spiritual authority that must be used in order to get closer to God Belonging to the court is usually kept within the family for generations, and the devotee is usually born in a certain court and grows up in its heritage The film is accompanied by illustrations of the life of the town with prayer in the background

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