Kashrut, Tefillin, Tzitit: Studies in the Purpose and Meaning Symbolic Mitzvot Inspired by the Commentaries of Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch
Although many contemporary committed Jews practice these rituals, many admit that there is little understanding, relevance, or meaning experienced in their observance because of the enigmatic, symbolic nature of these mitzvot. Kashrut, Tefillin, Tzitzit: Studies in the Purpose and Meaning of Symbolic Mitzvot Inspired by the Commentaries of Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch presents a clear, logical, literary, and spiritual analysis of these symbolic commandments. Inspired by the analytic method of Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch, this volume introduces the reader to each of the three mitzvot through a discussion of its purpose and meaning in Jewish tradition. Presented with the source texts in an English translation, the reader is then guided by a series of questions that arise from the texts. Next, the reader is taken through central ideas and concepts that provide the key to understanding the symbolic nature of the mitzvah, leading to the resolution of the questions. Kashrut, Tefillin, Tzitzit offers the reader a chance to discover the meaning of the symbolic dynamics of each of these mitzvot as they were intended. Through the experience of fascinating text-learning, the reader will gain a fresh appreciation of the purpose, meaning, and contemporary relevance inherent in the practices of kashrut, tefillin, and tzitzit.
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Classical Theories of Kashrut
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Adam and Eve altar analyze animal attribute behavior biblical biological biologically determined birds blood chametz chapter choose commands concepts consciousness context covenant created creatures Deuteronomy dynamic eating the fruit Egypt ethical evil Exodus expressed firstborn forehead fringe fundamental garment Genesis God's Godly hand hand-tefillah heart Hebrew holy nation incorporate Israel Israelites Jewish Dietary Laws Jewish nation Judaism kashrut kosher land laws of kashrut Leviticus living matzah meaning meaningful meat metaphor mitzvah mitzvot Moses motivation nature number seven observance one's paragraph Passover permitted phrase predator prohibited foods questions Rabbi Rav Hirsch refers reflects relationship represents restriction ritual Samson Raphael Hirsch Sanctuary Shabbat soul specific spiritual purity spiritual transcendence spiritually impure story Succot symbolic ta'harah tallow tassel te'chelet teachings tefillah tefillin Tekhelet theme tion Torah study Torah text tradition Tree tu'mah tzitzit understanding unique vegetative verse wear words YHVH YHVH brought yourselves