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Hasidism’s Mysteries Unveiled

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Hasidism, “invented” by the Kabbalistic rabbi Ba’al Shem Tov in the eighteenth century, revolutionized Judaic practice in his time. It has now become a growing powerful movement, encompassing a number of Ultra-Orthodox sects, each able to exert political power far beyond its numerical size. Using source documents, this course will examine Hasidism’s history from its initial rejection by Orthodox Judaism to the present, its belief system, the methods a sect uses to control every detail of an Hasid’s life, and the consequences to the individual for leaving an Hasidic sect.

Class Details

5 Sessions
Weekly - Thu

Westchester Reform Temple

Ze'ev Aviezer 



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
10/24/2019 - 11/21/2019 Weekly - Thu 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Scarsdale, Westchester Reform Temple  Map Ze'ev Aviezer