Hasidism: Its History, Beliefs and Practices, with Dr. Levi Cooper
ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: How did urbanization and moving to Israel and America affect the Hasidic movement?
Dr. Levi Cooper is a teacher, author, and community leader who is originally from Australia and now lives in Tzur Hadassah, Israel.
Dr. Cooper is a faculty member of the Pardes Institute for Jewish Studies, where he teaches Midrash, Talmud, Rambam, and Hasidism. He lectures extensively on the topics of law and Halakhah, Jewish spirituality and Hasidic thought. He also volunteers as the spiritual leader of K Linda Jiménez, inglés, Hasidism, Dr. Levi Cooper ehillat HaTzur VeHaTzohar in Tzur Hadassah, a mixed religious and secular neighborhood outside Jerusalem.
Known as the Maggid, or itinerant preacher, of Melbourne, since 2015, Dr. Cooper has had a popular ongoing podcast series, called “A Shot of Torah”, where he shares bits of his research, learning, and teaching. He also publishes a monthly column on Hasidism in the Jerusalem Post.