What is Gashmius?
Gashmius: Towards A Progressive neo-Hasidism is an online magazine dedicated to Jewish mystical thought, practice, and culture. We are committed to a heterodox, non-hierarchical, and God-obsessed Judaism that is rooted in, but not confined to, Hasidic sources and teachings. We subscribe to the Hasidic teaching that holiness is found in all of gashmius, or physicality, and our obligation to recognizing and uplifting that holiness guides both our religiosity and our progressivism.
We seek to publish essays, divrei torah, manifestos, poetry, visual art, interviews, reviews, scholarship that is not for the sake of scholarship alone, and more, and to make the wealth of Jewish mystical spirituality and discourse accessible to whoever might find it transformative. Our hope is to create a platform for both well-known and unknown writers, artists, and teachers, and we are eager to hear from those whose lives or identities are at the margins of Jewish culture and community.
Gashmius believes that a progressive Neo-Hasidism has the potential to uplift and to heal the Jewish community and the world. We invite you to join us, as a reader or as a contributor.