• June 29, 2022
  • 30 5782, Sivan
  • פרשת חקת

Chasidic thought on the concept of Teshuva

Chasidic thought on the concept of Teshuva

If you were a Chassidic Master what would you say about the concept of Teshuva? Journey through the writings of Rav Nachman, Rav Tzadok, the B’nei Yisaschar and others and discover who were more radical and who more mainstream in their approach.

September 3, 2015 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Chasidic thought on the concept of Teshuva: Lesson 1
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The Cosmic Nature of Elul: When most Chasidic masters organized their Torah through the weekly parsha, the Bnei Yisaschar chose the months of the year, and their particular chagim as his vehicle for revealing new understanding. Once one assumes fundamental principles, the job of chassidus is to unearth new insights, and clues that have yet to come to light. The month of Elul boasts no holidays, but it is the paradigmatic threshold for renewal and even creation. It’s associated with Virgo on the zodiac which, according to him, is tremendously significant. Enter the world of a Chasidic classic that is at once strange, but oddly compelling.

September 11, 2015 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Chasidic thought on the concept of Teshuva: Lesson 2
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Are we only judged on Rosh Hashanah, or are we judged every day?: The Talmud brings both opinions, and Rav Levy Yitzchak says both, but he enters a cosmic realm in order to explain how both are true. Along the way he unpacks two seemingly unrelated Gemoras. Incredible!

September 17, 2015 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Chasidic thought on the concept of Teshuva: Lesson 3
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What is the nature of Yom Kippur that it may expunge a year’s worth of sins?: Worth pondering and the Sefat Emet has much to say on the subject. So, now that we’re back to Wednesday–DON’T MISS THIS ONE!