• October 1, 2020
  • 13 5781, Tishrei
  • פרשת ויגש

Elimelech of Lizhensk on Teshuvah

Elimelech of Lizhensk on Teshuvah

Join Rabbi David Sedley as he explores the life and times of Reb Elimelech of Lizhensk and the special way this chasidic Rebbe viewed the teshuvah process.

September 15, 2020 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Elimelech of Lizhensk on Teshuvah: Reb Elimelech of Lizhensk on Teshuvah
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Reb Elimelech of Lizhensk was one of the chasidic leaders of the third generation. He and his brother Reb Zusha went into voluntary exile, wandering through Europe. Reb Elimelech only wrote one book, Noam Elimelech, which has become a classic text of chasidic thought.

Rabbi David Sedley lives in Jerusalem with his wife and six children. He was born and raised in New Zealand before making Aliya in 1992. He left Israel temporarily (for eight years) to serve as a communal Rabbi in Scotland and England and returned to Israel in 2004. He has translated Rabbeinu Yonah's commentary on Pirkei Avos and is the co-author of Sefiros: Spiritual Refinement Through Counting the Omer (both Judaica Press). Over the years Rabbi Sedley has worked as a journalist, a translator, a video director and in online reputation management. He also writes a weekly Torah blog on the Times of Israel.