Charedi Zionism and Reinventing the Oral Law

The Life and Works of Rabbi Moshe Shmuel Glasner

LSJS Feb - Apr 2017


From LSJS Website

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.

 Session 1: Rabbi Glasner: Charedi Zionist, Rabbinic Critic