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London School of Jewish Studies

Charedi Zionism & Reinventing the Oral Law

  • Subject: Jewish Law/Halacha
  • Start date: 15 February
  • Duration: 6 weeks
  • Day(s): Wednesday
  • Start time: 8:00 pm
  • End time: 10:00 pm

Please note this course has been cancelled.


Rabbi Moshe Shmuel Glasner (1854-1924) came from rabbinic aristocracy and was rabbi of Klausenberg in Romania. Remarkably, he was also a friend of Rav Kook, a fierce champion of independent Torah creativity and a charedi Zionist who saw in the return to the Land an opportunity to reinvent the Oral Law.

In this course we will study his influential essay on the future of Jewish Law, Dor Revi’i, as well as evaluating his views on rabbinic authority and his influence on thinkers such as Rabbi Professor Eliezer Berkovits and Rabbi Nathan Lopes Cardozo.

15 Feb
Rabbi Glasner: Charedi Zionist, Rabbinic critic

22 Feb
The future of the Oral Law

1 March
No Class

8 March
Reinvention of the Oral Law

15 March
Science and Torah

22 March
A shining light: rationalising rabbinic authority

29 March
Lasting influence: from R. Prof Berkovits to R. Cardozo



Pay at the door £12 (concession £10)