Kol Hamevaser ; [January 2017]
Yeshiva University Student Body
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"It is the belief of the editors of Kol Hamevaser that the tools and resources of the academy can serve as both an enriching complement to traditional Torah learning and a gateway to enhanced depth of avodat Hashem (service of God). The goal of this issue of Kol Hamevaser is to explore the history and philosophy of Hassidism from a perspective that is at once academic and anchored in an underlying adherence to Halakhic Judaism. In this volume, the reader will find articles exploring the approaches of Hassidic masters to topics of parshanut (Torah commentary), aggada (homiletics), and mahshavah (Jewish philosophy): Leah Klahr discusses the esoteric notion of tzimtzum (Divine contraction); Yisrael Ben-Porat presents a Hassidic perspective on Hazal’s conception of Keri’at Yam Suf (the Splitting of the Reed Sea); Tzvi Benoff contemplates Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson’s approach to Rashi’s use of Targum Onqelos in light of expanded historical evidence; and Judy Leserman probes the spiritual value of music from the standpoint of Habad Hassidut. Additionally, the reader will also find articles touching on the influence of Hassidic themes and teachings upon the contemporary broader Jewish milieu, as in Yehuda Fogel’s study of the late Elie Wiesel as a storyteller and Netanel Paley’s reflection on the current state of spirituality at Yeshiva University."
Student periodical with faculty contributions
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