In this episode of the TRADITION/Or Chadash series, Shlomo Zuckier discusses the presence of Hasidism in contemporary Modern Orthodox life. Alon Meltzer queries Zuckier about his contribution to TRADITION’s “Rabbi Lamm Memorial Volume,” which analyzed R. Lamm’s approach to Hasidut and how it formulated a key element in his manifesto of Torah u-Madda. Exploring the idea of academia and secular learning through the lens of gashmiyut, physical pursuit, and the elevation of it, Zuckier considers the role it played within Modern Orthodoxy, Yeshiva University, and the modern question of the rise of neo-Hasidut within the larger, contemporary Jewish world.
Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Zuckier, a member of TRADITION’s editorial board, is a Research Fellow at the Notre Dame Center for Philosophy of Religion, and a faculty member at Drisha Institute. He most recently edited “Contemporary Uses and Forms of Hasidut” (Orthodox Forum).
Read “Study (of Hasidut) is Great, for It Leads to Action: Two Generations of Hasidut at Yeshiva University” by Shlomo Zuckier.