The aim of the article is to interpret the teaching of Hassids in philosophical categories, particularly taking into consideration anthropological context. The key to interpretation is the twentieth century philosophy of dialog, an indirect heir to Hassidic tradition. Understanding of man in Hassidic considerations allows to show ethical and epistemological issues, based on ontological solutions fundamental for Judaism, referring to world order. Considerable attention has been paid to relations between knowledge and faith and ethics and law, which can be read in anecdotal Hassidic stories. Such an approach allowed to stop at the complexity of relations between the zaddik and the community of Hassids and to show causes of conflict between Hassids and Rabbinic Judaism. The article is based on the Tales of Hassidism by Martin Buber.
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