Tag: Rav Shagar

Living in the Land of Wealth
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 capitalism’s grasp, and the way in which tzedekah can be a profound act of liberation.

Rediscovering the Language of Halakhah
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 its words. Both Rav Shagar and Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik are sensitive to this but the difference in their approaches have radical implications for the way

Providence in the Time of Corona
Providence in the Time of Corona

Eitan Abramovitch •

5 min read

What kind of religious language is demanded from us in these days? between biblical pathos to and narrow boundaries our home and body.

The Jewish Past and Future
The Jewish Past and Future

Zachary Truboff •

10 min read

The past might trap us in limbo, but it can also point us where we need to go. A look at Rav Shagar's drasha for Yom Yerushalayim.

Rav Shagar on Teshuvah
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.

Yom Yerushalayim: Nature and Civilization
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 from Yom HaAtzmaut to Yom Yerushalayim, following a drasha of Rav Shagar.