The painted ceiling of the Chodorow synagogue (17th c., reconstruction  of Bet ha-Tefutzot).The Temple of Lwow. Postcard, early 20th c.Maurycy Gottlieb.  Jews Praying in the Synagogue on Yom Kippur, 1878

Hassidism in Galicia - Conservatism, Radicalism, Fantasy. The Hebrew Univeristy, 3-10-2015

Conference plan:

12:00 - 12:15   Registration

Opening note: Prof. Yonathan Meir

First session  13:40- 12:15

Lecture: Hassidism in Galicia as religious radicalism. Fanaticism or 'Avera Leshma'

Prof. Binyamin Brown, Hebrew University in Jerusalem

Response:  Dr. Maoz Cahana, Tel Aviv University


Second session   14:10 - 15:45

Lecture: Scholarship and Kabala in the writings of Yitzhak Yehiel Safrin of Komarna

Prof. Yonatan Meir, Ben-Gurion University