Moshe Halbertal is the Gruss Professor of Law at NYU Law School and the author of, among other books, Maimonides: Life and Thought and Concealment and Revelation: Esotericism in Jewish Thought and Its Philosophical Implications.
 (May 2018)

IN THE REVIEW

The Dance Goes On

Jerusalem, 1972; photograph by Leonard Freed

Hasidism: A New History

by David Biale, David Assaf, Benjamin Brown, Uriel Gellman, Samuel C. Heilman, Moshe Rosman, Gadi Sagiv, and Marcin Wodziński, with an afterword by Arthur Green
In 1945 Shlomo Halberstam reached New York. He was a broken man, his faith shattered and his will to live shaken. He and his son Naftali were the sole survivors of their family: Bluma, Shlomo’s young wife, and two of their children had been murdered by the Nazis. Shlomo had …