The Maiden of Ludmir: A Jewish Holy Woman and Her World

The Maiden of Ludmir: A Jewish Holy Woman and Her World

The Maiden of Ludmir: A Jewish Holy Woman and Her World

The Maiden of Ludmir: A Jewish Holy Woman and Her World

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"The first book-length account of one of the most fascinating figures in modern Jewish history. With invigorating prose, "The Maiden of Ludmir makes the world of 19th-century Europe come alive. Deutsch is a fascinating, sophisticated, and rare combination of social historian and cultural critic. "--Elliot Wolfson, Abraham Lieberman Professor of Jewish Mysticism and Philosophy, New York University.

"A beautifully written and moving study of a woman who stood alone as a spiritual leader, breaking the bounds of women's spirituality and gender roles to assume the position of a male zaddik, Hasidic leader. Deutsch's own journey to Ludmir lends a unique and charming voice to this compelling story."--David Biale, author of "Power and Powerlessness in Jewish History.

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