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Hasidism: Who, When, What, and Why

Thursdays, 08-27-2020 (10 sessions)
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Online •

 

 

Hasidism, whether in stories, niggunim, or practices, has entered into nearly every aspect of contemporary Judaism, even among Jews who never would consider themselves Hasids. This is a radical change from its beginnings in the 18th century when it faced suspicion of heresy and found itself excommunicated (herem) by the Gaon of Vilna. This class explores the history and development of Hasidism in all its permutations, from the appearance of the Baal Shem Tov to the dancing Na Nach Breslovers of Israel. Topics covered range from the development of different Hasidic dynasties to the conflict between Satmar and Chabad/Lubavitch, from the role of the rebbe to Hasidism's influence on Israeli Politics. And somewhere along the way we will figure out the difference between a streimel, a spodik, and kolpik, not to mention who wears the knee pants and the white socks.

Instructor: Dr. Edward Queen

PRICE:
Member $140.00
Non-Member $180.00
Open to the Community

SCHEDULE:
Thursday, August 27, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Thursday, September 3, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Thursday, September 10, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Thursday, September 17, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Thursday, September 24, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Thursday, October 1, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Thursday, October 8, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Thursday, October 15, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Thursday, October 22, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Thursday, October 29, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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