The Origins of Neo-Hasidism
Rabbi Arthur Green, Ph.D. Irving Brudnick Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Hebrew College and is Professor Emeritus at Brandeis University
Rabbi Arthur Green, Ph.D., is "one of the preminent authorities on Jewish spirituality, mysticism, and Hasidism". The term "Neo-Hasidism" was first used in interwar Europe, referring to literary works that affected a Hasidic style. The lecture will trace the development of both the term and the ideology from then until now. It will emphasize the role of Hillel Zeitlin (1871-1942), the subject of Rabbi Green's most recent book.