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Enlightenment Stories: Theological and Psychological Readings of Hassidic Tales

Enlightenment Stories: Theological and Psychological Readings of Hassidic Tales
170 St. George Street, JHB 418, Jackman Humanities Building
Time: May 9th, 4:00 pm End: May 9th, 6:00 pm
Interest Categories: Religion, Study of (FAS), Philosophy (UTSC), Philosophy (UTM), Philosophy (FAS), Jewish Studies, 2000-
Talk by Yehoshua Engelman

The Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies presents

Enlightenment Stories: Theological and Psychological Readings of Hassidic Tales

Date: Monday, May 9, 2016 at 4:00pm
Location: Jackman Humanities Building, Room 418, 170 St. George Street

Martin Buber described the Hassidic movement as the ‘greatest religious revolution in modern history'. One of the movement's most fascinating characteristics is the way in which it conveyed its core teaching by means of stories and legends no less than through scholarly lectures and writings. Hassidic stories are therefore meant to be read on multiple levels: on the one hand as simple tales intended to enliven the masses and on the other hand as esoteric narratives incorporating teachings too radical to be taught in other forms. This talk will present readings of a number of Hassidic stories, drawing out their theological and psychological aspects.

Yehoshua Engelman is a psychotherapist and a rabbi. He has taught at Hebrew University and at yeshivas including HaKotel, Othniel, and Siach. He has also released four music albums of his settings of Hebrew poetry from Biblical to modern.

This event is free and open to all. Registration is not required. For further information, please contact the Centre for Jewish Studies at 416-978-1624

 


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