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The Defender of Israel: Tales and Teachings of the Kedushat Levi with Rabbi Schreiber

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Monday, December 18, 2023 6 Tevet 5784 - 7:45 PM - 9:30 PM
Monday, December 4, 2023 21 Kislev 5784 - 7:45 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday, November 28, 2023 15 Kislev 5784 - 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday, November 21, 2023 8 Kislev 5784 - 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Monday, November 13, 2023 29 Cheshvan 5784 - 7:45 PM - 9:30 PM
Monday, October 23, 2023 8 Cheshvan 5784 - 7:45 PM - 9:30 PM
Monday, October 16, 2023 1 Cheshvan 5784 - 7:45 PM - 9:30 PM

The early Hasidic masters were known for many years as much for the fantastical stories told about them as for the Torah they actually taught. The folk tales paint Rabbi Levi Yitzhak of Berdichev, author of the Kedushat Levi, as a tireless champion of his people before God. In this class we will explore some of these stories, alongside selections from his book, and see if we can find connections between his teachings and his reputation. Among the themes we will explore are Levi Yithak’s understanding of the nature of prayer, the role of the tzaddik or spiritual leader, and the nature of miracles and their relationship to the natural world. 


Recommend reading: Defender of the Faithful: The Life and Thought of Rabbi Levi Yitshak of Berdychiv by Rabbi Arthur Green.

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Mon, April 22 2024 14 Nisan 5784