You are invited to enter the new-old pathway of Neo-Hasidism—a
movement that uplifts key elements of Hasidism's Jewish revival of
two centuries ago to reexamine the meaning of existence, see
everything anew, and bring the world as it is and as it can be
closer together. This volume brings this discussion into the
twenty-first century, highlighting Neo-Hasidic approaches to key
issues of our time. Eighteen contributions by leading Neo-Hasidic
thinkers open with the credos of Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and
Arthur Green. Or Rose wrestles with reinterpreting the rebbes'
harsh teachings concerning non-Jews. Ebn Leader assesses the perils
of trusting one's whole being to a single personality: can
Neo-Hasidism endure as a living tradition without a rebbe? Shaul
Magid candidly calibrates Shlomo Carlebach: how "the singing rabbi"
transformed him and why Magid eventually walked away. Other
contributors engage questions such as: How might women enter this
hitherto gendered sphere created by and for men? How can we honor
and draw nourishment from other religions' teachings? Can the
rebbes' radiant wisdom guide those who struggle with
self-diminishment to reclaim wholeness? Together these
intellectually honest and spiritually robust conversations inspire
us to grapple anew with Judaism's legacy and future.