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Rav Shagar: Zionism and Exile Within the Home
Rav Shagar: Zionism and Exile Within the Home

Ari Ze’ev Schwartz and Levi Morrow •

45 min read

A dialogue about Rav Shagar's complex views of Zionism, redemption and the state of Israel.

In Exile, At Home
In Exile, At Home

Haim Watzman •

9 min read

A story, inspired by Rav Shagar's teachings, about whether one can both mourn and rejoice in the Sukkah. It is reprinted with the author's permission from his book of short fiction, Necessary Stories, a collection of some of the stories he has published

Sukkot: Dwelling In the Shade of Faith
Sukkot: Dwelling In the Shade of Faith

Zachary Truboff •

7 min read

This essay explores Rav Shagar's experience during the Yom Kippur War and how it contributed to his understanding of emunah. To dwell in the sukkah is to experience not God's light but rather God's shade, and it is this model of faith we must

The Enduring Nature of Love
The Enduring Nature of Love

Zachary Truboff •

15 min read

Reflections on Rav Kook’s writings on love as it manifests toward God, our fellow Jews, and humanity as a whole.

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