Eva Císlerová

Assistant professor, Czech Technical University, Prague; freelance translator and interpreter

Paul Celan Visiting Fellow
(July–September 2019)

 

Project:

Marcin Wodzinski: Hasidism—Key Questions (English > Czech)

Eastern-European Hasidism is one of the most representative Jewish religious movements. Hasidism: Key Questions offers a comprehensive presentation of the movement and emphasizes new perspectives.  Seven important topics are brought into focus: sociological and anthropological definitions, the status of women, leadership, demography, geography, economy and the waning of the movement in the wake of the First World War. The author draws upon an unprecedented range of sources as well as quantitative data to produce a compact scholarly monograph.