The Rise of Hasidism

Date: 10/13/2013
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location: Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall

Speaker(s): Moshe Rosman, Bar-Ilan University


Join the Duke-UNC Jewish Studies Seminar for a talk by Moshe Rosman, Professor in the Department of Jewish History at Bar-Ilan University.


This seminar will be a discussion by participants of a pre-circulated paper on the topic. The paper reviews the fruits of the past thirty years of scholarship on Hasidism, asserting a new conception of the beginnings of the Hasidic movement and the roles of its early leaders, Israel Ba’al Shem Tov and Dov Ber, the Maggid. The paper also re-casts the early opposition to this movement.