Mini Course by Moshe Rosman: "Conflicts, Controversies, and Convergence in Jewish History In The Early Modern Period"





National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy, MA in Jewish Studies Program •


The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, The International Center for University Teaching of Jewish Civilization


Israeli Cultural Institute in Kyiv • Ukrainian Association for Jewish Studies • Laurus Press



invite to a mini course by Moshe Rosman



IN JEWISH HISTORY in the Early Modern Period



Conflict is integral to the human condition. Jewish history offers many examples and varieties of conflicts and controversies between individuals, within communities, between communities and between institutions. This mini course will analyze several conflicts focusing on the early modern period of Jewish history, 15001800. After introducing the period, we will highlight the conflict over Sabbatianism, conflict between Jewish and Gentile communities, conflict prompted by marriage, and conflict connected to the rise of Hasidism.



Moshe Rosman is Professor of Jewish History at Bar Ilan University in Israel. He has conducted extensive research in Ukrainian and Polish archives and specializes in integrating Jewish and non-Jewish sources. His books include The LordsJews: Jews and Magnates in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (1990), Founder of Hasidism: A Quest for the Historical Ba’al Shem Tov (1996) and How Jewish Is Jewish History? (2008). Rosmans books have won prizes in the USA, Israel and Poland. His current research project is a history of Jewish women in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.



The mini course (six classes) will be held on


Monday October 12, 2015 at 11:40 & 13:30

Tuesday October 13, 2015 at 11:40 & 13:30

Wednesday October 14, 2015 at 11:40 & 13:30


at the office of the NaUKMA Jewish Studies programs


(Kyiv, Voloska Street 8/5, building 5, basement)



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