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Sunday, January 20 • 2:45pm - 4:00pm
A New Hasidism: Roots and Branches

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This session will explore some of the founding figures of Neo-Hasidism, an approach to Jewish religious life that seeks to learn from the deep spiritual insights of the Hasidic masters and apply them to the lives of men and women who live as full participants in contemporary culture. Writers such as Abraham Joshua Heschel, Martin Buber, Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, and Hillel Zeitlin believed that the truths of Hasidism – the presence of God everywhere and always, the possibility of finding the magnificent within the everyday, the call to do all things with love and joy, the uplifting of all of life to become a vehicle of God’s service – can be of great value to Jews and others who choose not to live within the strictly bounded world of today’s Hasidic community. Come consider how Hasidism, a great popular Jewish revival movement of the 18th century, may offer important tools for the renewal of this ancient tradition in our own day as well.

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Ariel Evan Mayse

Rabbi Ariel Evan Mayse joined the faculty of Stanford University in 2017 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies. He holds a PhD in Jewish Studies from Harvard University and rabbinic ordination from Beit Midrash Har’el. His research examines the role of... Read More →

Sunday January 20, 2019 2:45pm - 4:00pm PST