Core Texts of the Hasidic Masters, Part 29 of 43, 32246
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 29 of 43. Schachter-Shalomi begins class eleven with an introduction to the spirit of Rebbe Nahman of Bratzlav. He discusses Rebbe Nahman's emphasis on using the vernacular, sings a niggun, speaks of knowledge vs. experience, and tells Rebbe Nahman's "Tale of the Candelabra." He then plays his recording of "The Tale of the Seven Beggars" (the first two beggars' tales). There is then a class announcement, and Schachter-Shalomi begins to answer questions, especially on the nature of sacrifice. He then talks about the prophet Elijah and again plays his recording of "The Tale of the Seven Beggars" (the third beggar's tale). This is followed by student responses to "The Seven Beggars."
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