Mar 15, 2011
Speaker: Dr. Samuel Heilman, Harold
Proshansky Chair in Jewish Studies at the Graduate Center and is
Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Queens College of the City
University of New York
Location: Ohev Sholom - The National Synagogue; Washington, DC
This lecture discussed a worldwide movement of Jewish Outreach and the Rebbe who sent them on their mission. It is a story of personal change and an effort to make sense out of history, a story of transformation and how a sect of Hasidim could make themselves and their leader into a force that could make claims about their ability to control history and Jewish destiny.
Also cosponsored by the Georgetown University Program for Jewish Civilization