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Windows Into the Thought of Rav Shagar

Meaning and Language in Rav Shagar’s Approach to Talmud Study

Levi Morrow •

4 min read

What are we looking for when we're studying Talmud? personal meaning or talmudic language?

You Can Go Home Again

Zachary Truboff •

50 min read

On the centrality of Baitiut in the thought of Rav Shagar, and our ability to feel at home with

Dialogues on Rav Shagar’s writings: Introduction

Ari Ze’ev Schwartz •

2 min read

One of the main goals of these dialogues is to translate Rav Shagar’s writings into the language of the

Rav Shagar: Studying Torah as a Quest for God

Ari Ze’ev Schwartz and Levi Morrow •

15 min read

Rav Shagar believed that Torah study should be a spiritual and meaningful experience, one that transforms the student's life.

Rav Shagar on Teshuvah

Ari Ze’ev Schwartz and Levi Morrow •

25 min read

A dialogue about Rav Shagar's understanding of Teshuva, and the tension between self-creation and self-acceptance.

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These Days

Prayer between the Walls

Yair Lipshitz •

6 min read

On the prayers born out of our seclusion in our homes, and the act of praying against the wall.

Yom Yerushalayim: Nature and Civilization

Zvi Leshem •

6 min read

Where does Kedusha reside - in the unspoiled nature or at the peak of civilization? thoughts on the transition

Shavuot: All You Need Is Love?

Zachary Truboff •

8 min read

Can receiving the Torah at Mount Sinai really be a moment of both fear and love, coercion and freedom?

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New Thoughts on Halakha

Rediscovering the Language of Halakhah

Zachary Truboff •

30 min read

Though we often fail to realize it, halakhah is a language that shapes the world of those who speak

Halakha After Wittgenstein: Halakhic Meaning As Everyday Use, part 1

Eli Friedman •

25 min read

Wittgenstein's philsophy of language shows that meaning stems from an actual life form, from the way people use words

Halakha After Wittgenstein: Halakhic Meaning As Everyday Use, part 2

Eli Friedman •

40 min read

Thinking about Halakha as a language in the way Wittgenstein describes it, points at the way Halakha is embedded

Halakha and Theater

Hillel Mansfield •

45 min read

The surpising link with the world of Theater leads to various thoughts about Halakha and its place in our

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Money, Economy and Property

Living in the Land of Wealth

Zachary Truboff •

25 min read

The insights of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov and Rav Shagar can help us appreciate the difficulty of escaping from

The Cry of the Downtrodden

Hillel Mansfield •

35 min read

a thorough examonation of the biblical cry, in order to understand the emotional and existential side of poverty.

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Short Articles

Why Rav Kook still matters
Why Rav Kook still matters
Zachary Truboff

At a time when Rav Kook’s vision of redemption

Can You Hear the Music?
Can You Hear the Music?
Zachary Truboff

A personal reflection about the significance of Rebbe Nachman

‘Welcoming wayfarers is greater than receiving the Divine Presence’
‘Welcoming wayfarers is greater than receiving the Divine Presence’
Noam Samet

The meaning and limitations of Hospitality are a subject

Oedipal Fathers and Wicked Sons
Oedipal Fathers and Wicked Sons
Zachary Truboff

Modern life has often been defined by its need

Though Hebrew may be the spoken language of the Jewish people, it is the language of halakhah that has traditionally served as a vocabulary for the values and behaviors which shape Jewish life.

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