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Sunday, June 9 • 8:45pm - 9:45pm

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While the overwhelming number of Hasidic groups can trace their rabbinic leadership back to the Maggid of Mezeritch, who was a disciple of the Baal Shem Tov, there are some notable exceptions. One of these is the movement founded by Rebbe Nachman, the Baal Shem Tov's great-grandson. Known as Breslovers, they have had a chequered history: some consider them to be a messianic movement, while some others believe that they are not really Hasidim at all. Gidi Dar's 2005 film, Ushpizin, relates the misadventures of a newly religious Breslov couple in Jerusalem. The screening will be introduced by Simon Holloway, who will provide a short introduction to Breslov and to its various subgroups. This is a double session.

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Simon Holloway

Simon Hollowayis a PhD candidate at the University of Sydney, since nobody has yet written his thesis for him. He teaches Jewish law, philosophy and history for Melton and at North Shore temple Emanuel. His research interests include metaphorical language in Tanakh, the development... Read More →

Sunday June 9, 2013 8:45pm - 9:45pm AEST
Engineering Building Room G1

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