Core Texts of the Hasidic Masters, Part 21 of 43, 35884
Scope and Contents
The Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Papers include research and writings from his time as both a student and a teacher, documents relating to organizations and projects with which he was involved or founded, ephemera from events and workshops, photographs, and a variety of audio/visual media that contain homiletic, conversational, and academic content. Among other subjects, the various of media in the Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Papers contain discussions and resources related to meditation, davvenology, ecumenism, Hasidism, holy days, Jewish music, Jewish mysticism (Kabbalah), psycho-halakhah, theology, spiritual eldering, and the psychology of religion.
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Language of Materials
From the Collection: English
Core Texts of the Hasidic Masters, Part 21 of 43. Lecture 9, Part A. Schachter-Shalomi begins class nine by answering student questions on cultural filters and the use of the imagination when learning Hasidism, on the distinction between Jews and Non-Jews in the life and teachings of Reb Shneur Zalman, the levels of the soul and the elements, and the feminine in Judaism. He then turns to the last chapters of the Tanya and explores its difficulties, the idea of "crushing" the body, the "implicate order," and the power of mitzvot. He then introduces book two of the Tanya, Sha'ar ha'Yihud ve'Emunah, 'Gate to Unity and Faith,' on the Cosmology of HaBaD. He begins by singing the Hakhonoh Niggun, introduces the book, and speaks about "The Letters of Creation." Reb Zalman then turns to "Radical Amazement" and a discussion of "A Sun and a Shield is God." A course in the Department of Religious Studies at the Naropa Institute, Spring, 1998.
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