Machshava

A Treatise on the Individual's Nothingness, and on his Transcendence - part 4

Rav Yair Dreifuss • 2019
The last part of the treatise: on the deep meaning of the wedding dances, and on Rav Nachman's tale of the Ba'al Tfila.

Torah 57: Medicine, the Sage's Wisdom and the Tikkun of Eating - part 3

Rav Shagar • 2008
The third part of the shiur on Likutei Moharan 57: on the relation between language and reality, and on the similarity and differences between the ...

From Torahs to Stories - Part 1

Rav Yair Dreifuss • 2012
At a certain point in his life, Rav Nachman shifted from Torah-teaching to story-telling. Why did Rav Nachman need stories? about stories of mayses...

Torah 57: Medicine, the Sage's Wisdom and the Tikkun of Eating - part 4

Rav Shagar • 2008
The fourth part of Rav Shagar's shiur on Likutei Moharan 57: on the faith regarding the oral Torah and the authority of science.

From Torahs to Stories – Part 2

Rav Yair Dreifuss • 2012
Rav Kook calls upon a person to pay attention, to quiet oneself: to look at the light of the Shekhina that permeates one's surroundings. We are all...

From Torahs to Stories – Part 3

Rav Yair Dreifuss • 2012
Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev teach us about the experience of instantaneity by distinction between the ways in which Chaza"l describe the chazzan

Torah 57: Medicine, the Sage’s Wisdom and the Tikkun of Eating – part 6

Rav Shagar • 2008
Rav Nachman describes the sages's powers of interpretation as a miracle. He say that the creativity of the Sages is given free reign, but herein li...

From Torahs to Stories – Part 4

Rav Yair Dreifuss • 2012
With writing, words lose the vitality they may have had in speech – the spontaneity, the presence of the speaker. But only then can it survive the ...

Torah 57: Medicine, the Sage’s Wisdom and the Tikkun of Eating – part 7

Rav Shagar • 2008
True faith in the Sages is a faith which is active while the Sage’s behavior and advice are realistic, tangible. There is, however, a dangerous kin...

From Torahs to Stories – Part 5

Rav Yair Dreifuss • 2012
The joy described by Ramba”m is not an external performance of tomfoolery; it possesses a dimension of bodily freedom and forgetting of the self, w...

Torah 57: Medicine, the Sage’s Wisdom and the Tikkun of Eating – part 8

Rav Shagar • 2008
Rav Nachman presents the chiddush that meriting Shabbat is achieved specifically through eating on Shabbat – “And you will eat/enjoy the inheritanc...

From Torahs to Stories – Part 6

Rav Yair Dreifuss • 2012
In our times, people are able to achieve that level earlier than in previous generations, when a longer process of maturation and gradual elevation...
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