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Monday, February 15 • 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Yavneh: Hillel Zeitlin’s Dream, Then and Now

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Hillel Zeitlin was the leading figure of what may be called philosophical neo-Hasidism. He was an activist in addition to a tireless author, and he issued calls for a new organization of Jewish life. In a series of articles published in the 1920s, he sought to form an elite Jewish spiritual fraternity to be called Yavneh. We will read a selection of these texts, including a newly discovered manuscript, and consider Yavneh as a possible model for a contemporary intentional community.


Ariel Mayse

Ariel Evan Mayse is a Research Fellow at the Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and holds a Ph.D. in Jewish Studies from Harvard University and rabbinic ordination from Beit Midrash Har’el. He is a co-editor of the two-volume collection... Read More →

Monday February 15, 2016 12:00pm - 1:15pm EST

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