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Core Texts of the Hasidic Masters, Part 40 of 43, 32267

 Item — Box: 47
Identifier: COU:1417:09:047:RZ1_AC_126

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

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.


  • Creation: 32267


1 audiocassettes

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Core Texts of the Hasidic Masters, Part 40 of 43. Class fourteen begins with a discussion of the Ishbitzer Rebbe, his son, Reb Ya'akov of Ishbitz, and the "Renewal" ways of his grandson, Reb Gershon Henokh of Radzyn. Schachter-Shalomi then turns to look at Hasidism and politics in the 20th Century, Rav Avraham Yitzhak Kook's view of secular Jews in Israel, and Hasidism and the Industrial Revolution. This is followed by an introduction to Reb Ahrele Roth (he also tells of meetings with Erich Neumann and Gershom Scholem) and his "mitzvot of the heart," his mystical intentions (kavvanot), and his prayer. Then Reb Kalonymous Kalmisch of Piasetzno is mentioned briefly before moving on to Reb Hillel Zeitlin, the Neo-Hasidic forerunner of Jewish Renewal. After this, there is a short discussion of Hasidic publishing after the Holocaust. He then goes on to answer questions about the relationship between Hasidism and Renewal, Renewal Judaism and outreach work, and the question of Uganda and Israel. There are then some announcements, and the question is asked, "What do we invest in the year 2025?" Schachter-Shalomi answers, "The hyphen" and goes on to explain about hyphenated-Jews. There is then as discussion of Rav Kook as a reincarnation of Reb Nahman of Bratzlav and the Renewal work of both Rebbe Nahman and Rav Kook. We then turn to the teaching of Reb Ahrele Roth on "blotting out Amalek." Then the question is asked, "Is there a connection between Existentialism and Hasidism?" See JRRZ0001S0056N0001 - N0043

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