Rabbi Nachman from Breslov is known to have said that stories, rather than to help people fall asleep, wake them up. Come and explore Jewish, Hasidic storytelling traditions. Learn how they have influenced jewish litterature and how the Hasidic movement has turned storytelling into one of its main practices and a way of exploring practical, spiritual, educational and religious issues.
Tamar Meir serves as head of the Literature Department at the Givat Washington College of Education and teaches Aggadah at Efrata College. She holds degrees in Talmud and Jewish philosophy, and a PhD in literature from Bar-Ilan University. Moreover, Tamar is a social activist, empowering women in the religious community. She established and heads the “Kulana” women’s Beit Midrash, and is a member of the Board of Rabbis of Beit Hillel, an Orthodox rabbinical organization that also includes women in its ranks.
Daniel Leviathan är doktorand i Judaistik på Lunds universitet, med tidigare bakgrund som arkeolog i Israel. Han forskar om synagogearkitektur i Sverige och judisk historia, som han också lär ut vid Lund och på Paideia folkhögskola.
Photo: Shahar Tamir (Meir), Okänt (Leviathan)