Mapping the Spirit: The Geography of Hasidism
The Central European University
Jewish Studies Program
Center for Religious Studies
cordially invite you to a lecture by
(University of Wroclaw)
Mapping the Spirit The Geography of
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
CEU, Nador 9
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).