Did The Ba'al Shem Tov Start Hasidism? Controversies In The Study of Hasidism Today

Wed, March 11, 2009 | Texas Hillel, 2105 San Antonio Street, Austin

1:00 PM

Moshe Rosman is Professor of Jewish History at Bar Ilan University in Israel. He has

been a Fulbright scholar, an IREX fellow, a fellow of the Center for Advanced
Studies of the University of Pennsylvania, winner of the National Jewish
Book Award
in History (1996), the Zalman Shazar Prize (2000), the Jerzy
Milewski Award (2000),
and visiting professor at the University of Michigan
and Solomon University in Kiev.
Professor Rosman has conducted extensive
research in Eastern European archives
and specializes in integrating Jewish,
Polish and other sources. His previous books
include The Lords' Jews: Jews
and Magnates in the Polish-Lithuanian
Commonwealth and Founder of
Hasidism: A Quest for the Historical Ba'al Shem Tov.

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