Law and Spirituality in Judaism

Dec. 15 2015

Although they have received little attention in the English-speaking world, the writings of Shimon Gershon Rosenberg (acronym: Shagar) are widely read in Israel for the way they draw both on ḥasidic teachings and on the work of noted 20th-century philosophers. Here he reflects on the tension between Jewish law (halakhah) and the individual’s inner life. (Translated with an introduction by Josh Rosenfeld.)

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More about: Halakhah, Hasidism, Judaism in Israel, Postmodernism, Religion & Holidays, Spirituality

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More about: ADL, Anti-Semitism, Anti-Zionism, Chuck Schumer, Congress