The Jewish Holy Days in Chasidic Philosophy

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J. Aronson, Jan 1, 2000 - Religion - 235 pages
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Much of Jewish life, observance, and customs are structured around the Jewish holy days, which consecrate not only something of the past but, also, something that is eternally recurring. The Jewish Holy Days in Chasidic Philosophy by Noson Gurary demonstrates the understanding of the unique and eternal ideas that each Jewish holiday possesses. Chasidic thought has its own particular perspective on Judaism, and on the holidays in particular. This scholarly volume explores the Jewish holy days through Chasidic philosophy, shedding light on customs, rituals, and spiritual ideas.

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Noson Gurary is an ordained rabbi and Jewish judge. He received his rabbinical ordination at the United Lubavitcher Yeshiva in Brooklyn, New York and his doctorate in Jewish Philosophy from Moscow Lomonosov University in Russia. He is currently executive director of the Chabad Houses in upstate New York and has taught in the Judaic Studies Department at State University New York, Buffalo, for the past thirty years. Rabbi Gurary is the author of numerous articles published in rabbinical publications as well as The Thirteen Principles of Faith: A Chasidic Viewpoint and Chasidism: Its Development, Theology, and Practice. He is a descendent of great chasidic masters, including Maggid of Mezhirech, Rabbi Levi Yitzhak of Czernobly, and Rabbi Yisroel Ruzhin. Rabbi Gurary lives in Buffalo, New York with his wife and seven children.

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