Spiritual Meaning and Inspiration in Hasidic Teaching

Date: Oct 26, 2020 - Oct 26, 2020

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Sponsor: Online Learning

Location: Online

Category: Online Learning

Living a Life of Meaning

Spiritual Meaning and Inspiration in Hasidic Teaching

Monday, October 26, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

In the voluminous and rich literature of hasidic homilies from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries (in Poland, Ukraine, and beyond), we encounter a pervasive and multifaceted effort to read the Torah as a portal into the discovery of renewed spiritual meaning, the wonder and mystery of the inner life of the person, and the discovery of God and the sacred in all the elements of the world—especially in the Torah and the mitzvot.

In this session we will explore several powerful examples in which hasidic spiritual masters read the Hebrew Bible figuratively in order to often playfully and brilliantly convey deep spiritual insights about the nature of life, of the world, and of God‘s immanent presence in our lives.  

With Dr. Eitan FishbaneAssociate Professor of Jewish Thought, JTS.

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