menu Menu
3 articles filed in
Tanya
Previous page Next page

On Cynical Chassidim

Iggeres HaKodesh and the Greasy Pole

Continue reading


On “Knowledge is Power”

If knowledge is power, then Kaballah is idolatry. There is a reason we were discouraged from studying the holy sefirot, the arrangements of the divine lights, the permutations of the divine speech in their infinitely intricate manifestations. Upon meeting a system, there is an all-too-human tendency to conquer it, to bend it to one’s will, […]

Continue reading


Our Mystic Generation

Every year, Reb Shlomo ‘the Yellow’, the melamed of Nevel, would walk to Lubavitch to spend the Simchat Torah festival with his rebbe, Rabbi Sholom DovBer. Even in his later years when his strength had failed him, he refused to climb onto a wagon for even a minute; every step of the way was taken […]

Continue reading



Previous page Next page