Marcin Wodziński (University of Wrocław): What is Hasidism?

What is Hasidism? Why do we know so little about one of the most intensively researched phenomena in Jewish history? Which historiographical presumptions hinder the development of our knowledge about Hasidism? How is it related to the basis of sources and methodological approaches? What would Hasidism look like if approached from a different, anti-elitist perspective, from a provincial shtibl and not a tsadik’s court?

Professor Marcin Wodzinski, leading expert, author of Hasidism: Key Questions published by Oxford University Press this year, will be speaking about his new findings regarding this important social and religious movement.

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6. 11. 2018 17:30 - 19:00
nám. Jana Palacha 2, Prague 1 (Charles University, Faculty of Arts, room 104)
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