This course will explore the spiritual teachings of Hasidism and the major figures of Hasidism and its modern interpreters. The major figures include the Baal Shem Tov, the Maggid of Mezritch, Levi Isaac of Berditchev, Nahman of Braslav, Shneur Zalman of Liadi (Habad-Lubavitch), and Martin Buber. Topics will include pantheism, mystical union, ecstatic prayer, self-transcendence, worshiping God through the evil impulse, and the role of the Hasidic master rabbi.
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