Rel 90 Sacred Tales of the Jews

Examines the mysterious and beautiful tales told by Hasidim, participants in the movement of spiritual revival which arose within 18th century Judaism. Compares Hasidic tales to European fairy tales, and shows how later writers transformed Hasidic narratives to express their own religious or literary meanings.  (HU)

Instructor: 
Chava Weissler
Availability: 
Current
Fall
2014