Why Should Progressive Jews be Interested in Hasidism?
November 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmSuggested Donation: $18
Modern and even quite liberal iterations of Hasidism have increasingly become a kind of default Jewish theology for many American Jews. But why should progressive American Jews be interested in Hasidism? What does it offer us that non-Hasidic versions of Judaism do not? How does it respond to the more conventional notions of Jewish life and spirituality in America?
About Professor Shaul Magid
Professor Shaul Magid is The Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein Chair in Jewish Studies Professor of Jewish Studies and Religious Studies at Indiana University. His teaching focuses primarily on Kabbala, Hasidism, Judaism and gender, Israel/Palestine, and American Jewish thought and culture. Areas of interest and research for Professor Magid include sixteenth-century Kabbala, Hasidism, American Judaism, and contemporary conceptions of Jewish religiosity.