• October 29, 2020
  • 11 5781, Cheshvan
  • פרשת לך־לך

Rebbe Nachman on Teshuvah

Rebbe Nachman on Teshuvah

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

August 25, 2020 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rebbe Nachman on Teshuvah: Rebbe Nachman of Breslav on Teshuva
Class description

Rabbi Nachman of Breslav was the great-grandson of the Baal Shem Tov. He died at the young age of 38, leaving no sons to succeed him. Nevertheless, his scribe, Rabbi Noson, created a group of chasidim who remain without a Rebbe to this day, with just the teachings of Rebbe Nachman to guide them.
Rebbe Nachman spoke extensively about repentance and its importance. In this class we look at some of his teachings. We end with a statement from Likutei Moharan that the Baal Shem Tov died trying to fix the sins of Shabbetai Tzvi.

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.