Buber's view of Hasidism, including the description of the criticism of Scholem, has been discussed extensively in Grete Schaeder, The Hebrew Humanism of Martin Buber, trans. N.J. Jacobs (Wayne State University Press: Detroit, 1973), pp. 287- 338; Rahel Shihor, "Buber's Method in his Research of Hasidism" Da ʾat 2/ 3 ( 1978-79): 241-46 (Hebrew). On Scholem and Hasidism, see Louis Jacobs " Aspects of Scholem's Study of Hasidism," Modern Judaism 5 ( 1985), reprinted in Harold Bloom, ed., Gershom Scholem ( New York, New Haven. Philadelphia. 1987), pp. 179-88, and Rivka Schatz-Uffenheimer, "Gershom Scholem's Interpretation of Hasidism" in Gershom Scholem, The Man and His Activity ( Jerusalem, 1983), pp. 48- 62 (Hebrew); Jon D. Levenson " The Hermeneutical Defense of Buber's Hasidism: A Critique and Counterstatement," Modern Judaism 11 ( 1991): 297- 320. See also Tishby's stand in relation to Buber and Scholem's views of the neutralization of messianism in Hasidism, in Messianic Idea, pp. 1- 45.
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Publication information: Book title: Hasidism: Between Ecstasy and Magic. Contributors: Moshe Idel - Author. Publisher: State University of New York. Place of publication: Albany, NY. Publication year: 1995. Page number: 251.
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