Hasidism: A New History

Sunday, March 4th 06:00 pm

7:00 p.m. | Trayes Hall Douglass Student Center

Hasidism: A New History is the first comprehensive history of the movement that dramatically transformed modern Judaism. The book’s unique blend of intellectual, religious, and social history offers perspectives on the movement’s leaders as well as its followers, and demonstrates that, far from being a throwback to the Middle Ages, Hasidism is a product of modernity that forged its identity as a radical alternative to the secular world. Professors Gellman and Wodziński, contributors to this path breaking new volume, will share their insights into this influential Jewish religious movement.

Sponsored by the Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life, the talk is supported by the Henry Schwartzman Endowed Fund. The talk is presented in cooperation with the fifth annual Polish Jewish Studies Workshop, being held at Rutgers on March 5–6.

Free and open to the public. Free parking is available.

RSVP requested to: rsvpBildner@sas.rutgers.edu or 848-932-2033

Dr. Uriel Gellman, Bar-Ilan University

Dr. Marcin Wodziński, University of Wrocław