'My tiny, ugly world:' The confession of Rabbi Yitzhak Nahum Twersky of Shpikov

David Assaf*

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Abstract

This article presents and discusses a rare document in the history of Hasidism: A confession written in 1910 by Rabbi Yitzhak Nahum Twersky of Shpikov (1888-1942), scion of a very prestigious Hasidic lineage of Chernobyl. In this exciting and moving text, he dramatically expresses his troubles, torn soul, and feelings of hatred toward the Hasidic world of his time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-34
Number of pages34
JournalContemporary Jewry
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006

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