November 13th 2014 | 2:00-8:00PM | GTU Library Board Room | 2400 RIDGE RD | Berkeley CA 94709
From its inception, the phenomenon of Hasidism has provoked a series of still unsettled questions. What accounts for the astounding popularity of the
movement? What role did women play in the newly formed Hasidic social formations? How does Hasidism relate to earlier Jewish mystical trends? Was Hasidism a radical or conservative movement? How did Hasidism leave its mark on the Hebrew and Yiddish literature of the modern period? Join us as we consider these and other themes at a conference hosted by the Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies at the Graduate Theological Union. Additional support for Marcin Wodzinski’s visit provided by the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life and Culture.