Mapping the Spirit: The Geography of Hasidism

Open to the Public
Nador u. 9, Monument Building
Gellner Room
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 6:00pm
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Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

The Central European University
Jewish Studies Program
Center for Religious Studies

cordially invite you to a lecture by

Marcin Wodzinski

(University of Wroclaw)


Mapping the Spirit

The Geography of



Tuesday, November 13, 2018
6:00 PM

CEU, Nador 9
Gellner Room

Reception to follow

Abstract: Is it true that Hasidism dominated most of East European Jewry already by the end of the eighteenth century? What were the borders of Hasidic influence? When did Hasidism come to Hungary? Which Hasidic dynasties were strongest and why? How Hungarian and Romanian Hasidim differ? What brought an end of Hasidism in Eastern Europe? How did Hasidism resurrect in the post-Holocaust world? How strong is it today? These and other questions inform the lecture about the geography of this most important socio-religious movement in modern Judaism.     

Marcin Wodziński (b. 1966) was born and raised in Silesia, Poland. He works currently at the Department of Jewish Studies, University of Wrocław, Poland. Of his recent publications, he is most proud of Historical Atlas of Hasidism (2018) and Hasidism: Key Questions (2018).