• Setting Times for Torah Study in R. Shneur Zalman of Liady's Thought

    Author(s):
    Wojciech Tworek (see profile)
    Date:
    2014
    Subject(s):
    Jewish studies, Jewish thought, Jewish mysticism, Jewish history
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Hasidism, Chabad, Shneur Zalman, Torah
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/9w0d-5f24
    Abstract:
    This study presents the ideas about setting times for Torah study in the writings of R. Shneur Zalman of Liady (Rashaz) as one of the elements that formed the inclusive concept of mystical experience in the Ḥabad movement. The article argues that in his teachings Rashaz invested common experiences and the precepts of normative, non-mystical Judaism with mystical meanings, and thus proposed a new, inclusive concept of mystical experience. The reinterpretation of the precept of setting times for Torah study in Rashaz's writings was one of the factors that greatly contributed to the re-evaluation of the role of ordinary people in religious life, and to shaping Ḥabad's inclusivist vision of mysticism.
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    Published
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