Paris : L'Univers Israelite, 1932. Item #37132
First edition. Original wrappers. 8vo. 16 pages. 19 cm. In French. Title translates to “Hasidism : The Origins of the Popular Religious Movement of the Jews. ” Solomon Zeitlin (1892–1976) was an American scholar of post-biblical literatural. “Zeitlin taught first at Yeshiva College, New York, then became professor of rabbinics at Dropsie College in 1921. As an outstanding authority on the Second Commonwealth period, he wrote over 400 articles and books in the fields of rabbinics, Josephus, the Apocrypha, and Christianity. Zeitlin's assertions that the so-called Christ passage in Josephus was not authentic but only an interpolation by Eusebius, contrary to the opinion of most scholars, gained him early scholarly fame (JQR 18 (1927/28) , 231–55) . His main concern was the analysis of tannaitic sources and the recognition of a clear distinction in historic eras before and after the Temple destruction; differentiating institutions, laws, and concepts. ” - 2008 EJ. SUBJECTS: Hasidism. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide (NLI, JTS, Yale, UPenn, Flordia, Yeshiva) . Ex-library with only one stamp on title page. Wrappers are chipped and brittle. Overall Good Condition. (HEB-48-60).