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Thursday, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 202, JW Marriott

Secret Strains, Conflicted Hearts: The Influence of Hasidism on Yiddish Fiction, 1894–1937 [canceled]

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A special session. Presiding: Itzik Gottesman, Univ. of Texas, Austin

1. “Joy in the Creator’s World: The Hasidism of the Die-Hard Rationalist Sholem Abramovitch,” Meital Orr, Georgetown Univ.

2. “Unlikely Bedfellows: I. L. Peretz and His Neo-Hasidic Rebbes,” Alyssa Masor, Columbia Univ.

3. “Mysticism in Aaron Zeitlin’s Brenendike erd,” Sarah Ponichtera, Center for Jewish History

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