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Zen and the art of Hasidism, past and present in Krakow, and a contentious bris

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Eddie Portnoy mines the Yiddish press for the tale of a 1926 bris where conflict between two Hasidic sects came to blows. Josh Kun checks in from Krakow, where celebrants at the Jewish cultural festival were “dancing with ghosts” of the city’s storied past. Tablet Magazine contributing editor Joshua Cohen ponders the relationship between Hasidic Judaism and Zen Buddhism. Plus, stay tuned for more on The Scroll.

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Zen and the art of Hasidism, past and present in Krakow, and a contentious bris

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