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Is History of Chassidus part of Jewish Life and Learning or is it too specific?

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It depends on the scope of the question. If your question is something like:

then it seems within scope. If your question is something like: "What are all of the concepts put forth by the Chassidim which the Misngadim found wrong, and what did the Misnagdim do what the Chassidim thought wrong, and what did they respond to each other", well, one can write a book about that.

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  • Is that agreed upon by all? – simchastorah Mar 25 '12 at 22:16
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    There are 34 questions tagged Chassidus. I don't see why they should be off scope (they are a large portion of Jews). Should Yemenite customs also be off scope? – Shmuel Brin Mar 25 '12 at 22:32
  • right but the history ofchassidus is more so – simchastorah Mar 25 '12 at 23:02
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    @simchashatorah is "history of Yemenites" of topic? – Shmuel Brin Mar 25 '12 at 23:06

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