Registration is open for Me’ah Select at Young Israel of Brookline!

February 1, 2016 $375.00 0

Me’ah Select is an opportunity to enroll in a 10-session class focused on particular themes, texts and personalities in history. The class will be taught by Dr. Nehemia Polen, beginning on February 1, 2016 at Young Israel of Brookline.
Mondays, 7-9:30 p.m.
“Hasidic Transformations of Judaism “:
Hasidism is a movement of spiritual and social renewal that transformed Eastern-European Jewish society from the eighteenth century on, and whose influence continues to reverberate in new locations and unexpected ways. We will introduce its spiritually powerful masters such as the Baal Shem Tov and the Maggid of Mezirech and their disciples, and will study Hasidism’s teachings, tales, melodies, modes of dress and prayer, and other aspects of its distinctive and sometimes controversial culture. We will look at the figure of the tsaddik—the spiritual center of the community believed by Hasidim to connect heaven and earth, and the dynasties formed around these personalities. We will examine the impact of historical events on Hasidism, especially the devastation of the Holocaust and the remarkable postwar revival. We will examine Hasidism’s spiritual legacy—its emphasis on joy, empowerment, and the omnipresence of God, and will discuss problems and prospects within the Hasidic world today.
For more information and to register:
Or contact Sara Brown at; 617-559-8708

Event Location: Young Israel of Brookline
62 Green Street Brookline, Brookline, Massachusetts, 02446

+ More... - Less...
Fact Sheet
Monday, February 1, 2016, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Organized By
$375.00 Per Course

CJP provides the above links concerning third-party events for your convenience only. CJP has no control over the content of the linked-to websites or events they describe, and accepts no responsibility for the websites, including any advertising or products or services on or available from such sites, or for any loss or damage that may arise from your attending, or registering to attend, the described events. If you decide to access any of the third-party websites linked to below, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such websites and event attendance. CJP is not responsible or liable to you or any third party for the content or accuracy of any materials provided by any third parties. All statements and/or opinions expressed in the linked-to materials or at the described events, and all commentary, articles and other content provided at the third-party websites or at the events, are solely the opinions and the responsibility of the persons or entities operating the linked-to websites and events. The inclusion of any link on this website does not imply that CJP endorses the described event, or the linked-to website or its operator.

More From...

More In...