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AR31 The Tzemaḥ Tzedek’s “Derekh Mitzvotekha”

Ḥasidism is a movement of spiritual revival that arose in the territory of contemporary Western Ukraine during the 18th century, and spread rapidly throughout Eastern Europe. Founded by Rabbi Israel ben Eliezer, the Baal Shem Tov (Master of the Good Name), Ḥasidic teaching emphasizes Divine immanence in the universe, the need to cleave and be one with the Divine at all times (devekut), the devotional aspect of religious practice, and the spiritual dimension of corporeality and mundane acts. This course presents basic ideas of Ḥasidism from the standpoint of the third master of Ḥabad, R. Menaḥem Mendel Schneersohn, aka the Tzemaḥ Tzedek, specifically as he presents these ideas in this work, “Derekh Mitzvotekha.”

Course Specifications
Type: Compulsory
Lesson type: Lecture
Hours: 28 (5 credits)
Requirement: 1 essay
Instructor: Dr. SLOMÓ KÖVES
Status: The course is currently not available, it was offered in 2021.
Course Readings1
R. M. M. Schneersohn, Derekh Mitzvotekha (handout)