Living Waters

Living Waters - The Mei HaShiloach: A Commentary on the Torah by Rabbi Mordechai Yosef of Isbitza (1800-1854) is the collected teachings on the Torah by the hasidic master Rabbi Mordechai Yosef of Isbitza.

Author: Mordecai Joseph Leiner

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780765761477

Category: Religion

Page: 485

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"Living Waters - The Mei HaShiloach: A Commentary on the Torah by Rabbi Mordechai Yosef of Isbitza (1800-1854) is the collected teachings on the Torah by the hasidic master Rabbi Mordechai Yosef of Isbitza. Born in Poland to a rabbinic family, Reb Yosef was a student of Reb Simcha Bunem of Pshiske. It was from Reb Bunem that he received the well springs of the teachings of the Baal Shem Tov, the founder of the hasidic movement."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Mei Hashiloach A Hebrew English Translation of the Hasidic Commentary on the Torah by the Ishbitzer Rebbe

Throughout the Mei HaShiloach one finds strong currents compelling us to focus on our selfhood, individuation, truth, identity, and transcendence, and inviting us to re-examine our sin, failure, and despair in the light of his unique and ...

Author: Mordechai Yosef Leiner

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 1796252328

Category: Religion

Page: 440

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Even before its original publication in 1860, the Mei HaShiloach was attacked by Hasidic groups in Poland; attempts were even made to sabotage the press on which it was being printed. Izbicy is sometimes referred to as 'New Age Hasidism', a tribute to its radical modernity. Rabbi Mordechai Yosef stressed personal responsibility in attaining true spiritual growth and self-knowledge. Throughout the Mei HaShiloach one finds strong currents compelling us to focus on our selfhood, individuation, truth, identity, and transcendence, and inviting us to re-examine our sin, failure, and despair in the light of his unique and radical philosophy. In his reading of the personalities in the Biblical narratives, the Izbicy explores their choices, doubts, and compulsions in a way that seems startling modern, and was extraordinary for its time - and even for ours. He devoted uncommon attention to emotions, human relationships, and intimacy.Rabbi Worch's meticulously annotated translation opens up all the nuances of Rabbi Mordechai Yosef's elusive world, providing full access to his weltanschauung. This translation empowers the reader to enter the Mei HaShiloach on its many different levels - intellectual, emotional, and psychological.

Jewish Spiritual Direction

... with the Midianite princess , Cozbi , whom Lurianic sources claim was his hidden soul - mate ( Mei HaShiloach , Living Waters , Parshat Pinchas ) .

Author: Howard A. Addison

Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing

ISBN: IND:30000109156848

Category: Religion

Page: 327

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Representatives from all four contemporary Jewish movements offer insight into all aspects of spiritual direction, including theology, practice, companionship, group work, and embodied spirituality.

Torah Through Time

The Hasidic Master, Mordechai Joseph Leiner of Isbitza (1802–1854), also known as the Mei HaShiloach, offers a rehabilitating interpretation. 27.

Author: Shai Cherry

Publisher: Jewish Publication Society

ISBN: 9780827609761

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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"This book provides a highly readable, engaging introduction to Jewish biblical interpretation." - Jewish Book World "Cherry has analyzed the biblical commentary of some of the renowned Jewish scholars of the last 2,000 years. The result is a work of excellent scholarship and imagination." - Booklist ?Cherry shows how the Torah functions as literature that is fluid, compelling, and persistently generative of new meanings.? ? Christian Century Every commentator, from the classical rabbi to the modern-day scholar, has brought his or her own worldview, with all of its assumptions, to bear on the reading of holy text. This relationship between the text itself and the reader's interpretation is the subject of Torah Through Time. Shai Cherry traces the development of Jewish Bible commentary through three pivotal periods in Jewish history: the rabbinic, medieval, and modern periods. The result is a fascinating and accessible guide to how some of the world's leading Jewish commentators read the Bible. Torah Through Time focuses on specific narrative sections of the Torah: the creation of humanity, the rivalry between Cain and Abel, Korah's rebellion, the claim of the daughters of Zelophechad, and legal matters concerning Hebrew slavery. Cherry closely examines several different commentaries for each of these source texts, and in so doing he analyzes how each commentator resolves questions raised by the texts and asks if and how the commentator's own historical frame of reference -- his own time and place -- contributes to the resolution. A chart at the end of each chapter provides a visual summary that helps the reader understand the many different elements at play.

Sefer Yetzira, a sacred book of antiquity and power, is one of Judaism's oldest texts after the Bible. In this new translation and commentary, Rabbi Worch leads us step-by-step to the innermost chambers of Jewish mysticism.

Author: J. Hershy Worch

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780761849742

Category: Religion

Page: 512

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Sefer Yetzira, a sacred book of antiquity and power, is one of Judaism's oldest texts after the Bible. In this new translation and commentary, Rabbi Worch leads us step-by-step to the innermost chambers of Jewish mysticism. This commentary reflects strikingly mystical qualities of Hasidism and the post-modern approach to text.

Voices of Torah

The Chasidic author of Mei HaShiloach grapples here with that midrash. Mei HaShiloach The point of this midrash is that the Patriarchs had no extraneous ...

Author: Hara E. Person

Publisher: CCAR Press

ISBN: 9780881231915

Category: Religion

Page: 664

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A wonderful Torah study resource! Discover multiple perspectives on every parashah in this rich collection of commentary written by CCAR members. Includes holiday portions as well. Makes a great gift for students, teachers, and congregational leaders.


The Hassidic master Mei HaShiloach comments: at first, God responds harshly to Moses' provocative tone (va-yidaber). But then God intimates, by changing His ...

Author: Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300225129

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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An unprecedented portrait of Moses's inner world and perplexing character, by a distinguished biblical scholar No figure looms larger in Jewish culture than Moses, and few have stories more enigmatic. Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg, acclaimed for her many books on Jewish thought, turns her attention to Moses in this remarkably rich, evocative book. Drawing on a broad range of sources—literary as well as psychoanalytic, a wealth of classical Jewish texts alongside George Eliot, W. G. Sebald, and Werner Herzog—Zornberg offers a vivid and original portrait of the biblical Moses. Moses's vexing personality, his uncertain origins, and his turbulent relations with his own people are acutely explored by Zornberg, who sees this story, told and retold, as crucial not only to the biblical past but also to the future of Jewish history.

gentile holy (Yiddish) eulogy R. Mordechai Yosef of Izhbitz, author of Mei Hashiloach, died 5614 R. Avraham of Kalisc, ...

Author: Shlomo Carlebach


ISBN: IND:30000078384512

Category: Religion

Page: 182

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Everyone knows about Reb Shlomo Carlebach - or do they really? The singer, the guitarist, the composer: These are sides to Reb Shlomo that are well known, but few understood that he was, first and foremost, a great teacher of Torah. In fact, "Torah for the masses" might have served as his slogan. Reb Shlomo knew better than anyone how to deliver the teachings of authentic Judaism to every individual. Just as his songs were the ones you wanted to hear, he taught Torah the way each of us needed to be taught. The Carlebach Haggadah is intended to carry on his work: It aims at delivering the message of Passover the way people need to hear it today. No single book can give more than a glimpse into Reb Shlomo's vast storehouse of knowledge and wisdom. All the same, this Haggadah has plenty to teach about God and the universe, man and his world, and a special blend of love and spirituality, a message unprecedented in our recent history.

Mei HaShiloach suggests a different understanding . He explains that money has the power to effect dramatic changes in people .

Author: Moshe Lieber

Publisher: Mesorah Publications Limited

ISBN: STANFORD:36105026126487

Category: Religion

Page: 560

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Edited under the direction of Rabbi Nosson Scherman, Rabbi Moshe Lieber does for the Chumash what he has done so successfully for the Pirkei Avos. This is a work that will be an instant classic, that will grace your Shabbos table and reading d

Church Synagogue Libraries

LIVING WATERS : THE MEI HASHILOACH — A COMMENTARY ON THE TORAH . Rabbi Mordecai Yosef of Isbitza . Translated and ed . by Betsalel Edwards .



ISBN: UOM:39015079416130

Category: Church libraries


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The Fifth Commandment

Resting but Not Tuned Out I ' n a profound teaching , the Mei HaShiloach elaborates upon the parallelism between one's debt to his father and that to his ...

Author: Moshe Lieber

Publisher: Mesorah Publications

ISBN: 1578191912

Category: Bibles

Page: 10

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Honoring Parents laws, insights, stories and ideas. May parents insist that their children pray with them? May a daughter attend an Israeli seminary if her parents object? May a surgeon operate on his parents? How binding are parental instructions left in a last will? When is disobedience permitted? Mandatory? Most people follow their instincts and emotions in trying to fulfill a mitzvah that, in reality, is replete with halachic detail. This book provides it. It deals with realistic questions, and handles them authoritatively and sensitively. Includes many previously unpublished rulings of HaGaon Rabbi Yosef Shalom Eliashiv shlita.

Listening to the Heart of Genesis

Mei HaShiloach. Published in English as Living Waters: The Mei HaShiloach: A Commentary on the Torah by Rabbi Mordechai Yosef of Isbitza.

Author: Leila Gal Berner

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498205924

Category: Religion

Page: 278

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For those seeking a fresh, contemporary approach to the stories and themes of Genesis, this book offers an inspiring gateway into the heart of the ancient text. Both newcomers and seasoned readers will benefit from Rabbi Leila Gal Berner’s invitation to personal contemplation. Basing her work on a Christian method of reading Scripture—lectio divina (reading the holy)—Rabbi Berner’s adaptation for Jews as kriat ha-kodesh (reading the sacred) is welcoming and accessible to readers of all faiths. After retelling each story from a very human perspective, Rabbi Berner advances rabbinic perspectives that have illuminated each biblical saga over the centuries. In addition, she brings the text to life with contemporary stories of real people whose experiences echo the biblical stories. A final section to each chapter suggests probing questions for personal contemplation and meditation, which can be used both by individual readers as part of a spiritual practice and also by groups of spiritual seekers. Group leaders will find a helpful facilitator’s guide to structure their sessions. Beginning with Rabbi Berner’s own classes, groups have formed throughout North America using her method.

Torah Queeries

A Chasidic commentator, Mordechai Yosef of Ishbitz (the Mei haShiloach), adds that Betzalel's wisdom is not just in the content of what he says and does but ...

Author: Gregg Drinkwater

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814720127

Category: Religion

Page: 337

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Commentaries from gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and straight contributors examine modern concerns of sexuality, identity, gender, and LGBT life.

Jewish Theology in Our Time

For instance, Rabbi Mordecai Joseph Leiner of Izbica, Mei Hashiloach, VaYigash, vol. 1, vayomer Yisrael. 26. Maggid D'varav L'Yaakov 77, pp. 132–133.

Author: Elliot J. Cosgrove

Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing

ISBN: 9781580234139

Category: Religion

Page: 202

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At every critical juncture in Jewish history, Jews have understood a dynamic theology to be essential for a vital Jewish community. This important collection sets the next stage of Jewish theological thought, bringing together a cross section of interesting new voices from all movements in Judaism to inspire and stimulate discussion now and in the years to come. Provocative and wide-ranging, these invigorating and creative insights from a new generation's thought leaders provide a coherent and inspiring picture of Jewish belief in our time. "Demonstrates that there is not only a future to the Jewish theological enterprise in America but an exciting, fully realized, and challenging future. Abraham Joshua Heschel and Mordecai Kaplan would be thrilled. This book belongs on the shelf of every serious student of Jewish thought."---Rabbi Neil Gillman, PhD, Aaron Rabinowitz and Simon H. Rifkind Emeritus Professor of Jewish Philosophy, The Jewish Theological Seminary; author, Doing Jewish Theology: God, Torah and Israel in Modern Judaism "Intellectually and spiritually exhilarating. Indeed, it augurs well for the future of American Judaism."---Paul Mendes-Flohr, PhD, professor of Jewish thought, University of Chicago Divinity School; professor emeritus, Hebrew University of Jerusalem "The Jewish conversation about God has continued for thousands of years. The wonderful collection of new voices represented in [this book] enriches not only the conversation but also the reader who will discover how rich, varied, and meaningful that conversation can be."---Rabbi Laura Geller, senior rabbi, Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills "Anyone engaged in constructing a contemporary Jewish theology must proceed carefully so as not to try to shove the square pegs of modern thought and experience into the cylindrical holes of classical Jewish life and thinking. Nevertheless, an awareness of all these challenges should not discourage the project and progress of Jewish theology, but rather serve to mark the path along which the journey should proceed. It is not an easy or identifiable road. Flipping through the pages of this book, you will readily see that we live in an age when the boundaries of what constitutes Jewish theological thought are as wide as they are sometimes imperceptible."---From the Introduction From the Garden of Eden onward, the God-idea has taken on a varied and ever-evolving number of expressions within Judaism. From Mount Sinai to the prophets of the exile, from Maimonides' Guide for the Perplexed to Kabbalah, from Chasidism to mid-twentieth-century North America, theological inquiry, diverse in its content and idiom, has sustained the Jewish People. The passionate voices of a new generation of Jewish thinkers continue that dialogue with God, examining the dynamics of what Jews can believe today.

The Aura of Torah

Copies of Mei HaShiloach were burned when it first appeared, and from the following example it is easy to see why. R. Mordechai suggests that people may ...

Author: Larry Tabick

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780827609488

Category: Religion

Page: 373

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"The book collects a wide variety of interpretations of Torah passages, commentaries, and midrash rooted in the mystical side of Jewish tradition, translated by Rabbi Larry Tabick ... The quoted authors span many centuries and speak from many schools of thought"--Page 4 of cover.

The Kabbalistic Tradition

'Mei Hashiloach', Beshalach, by Mordecai Joseph Leiner of Izbica The Chasidic Movement produced a number of creative mystical thinkers, including Rebbe ...

Author: Alan Unterman

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141906720

Category: Religion

Page: 432

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‘The Torah is both hidden and revealed ... there is a secret meaning to the holy Torah that is not written down explicitly or explained in it’ This selection offers a comprehensive survey of the 'Kabbalah', the body of writings in the Jewish mystical tradition. It features texts from a variety of literary forms, from the earliest biblical sources through to the early twentieth century, with a section on 'practical kabbalistic knowledge and procedure' to appeal to the modern market.

Kabbalistic Panpsychism

Living Waters: Mei Hashiloach Parshat Bereshit. Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson Inc.; 2001. p. 19. Bohm D. A new theory of the relationship of mind and matter.

Author: Hyman M. Schipper

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781789045185

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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From a scientific and philosophical point of view, there is arguably no phenomenon as intractable as the origin and nature of consciousness. This volume provides a comprehensive account of the Kabbalistic understanding of consciousness adduced from ancient Jewish mystical texts and the writings of key sixteenth-twentieth century Kabbalistic and Chassidic luminaries.

The Jewish Book of Days

The Mei haShiloach, a Hasidic commentary, suggests that gifts to a sacred shrine must come from the root of the heart: They must not only be outward gifts, ...

Author: Jill Hammer

Publisher: Jewish Publication Society

ISBN: 0827610130

Category: Religion

Page: 400

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Throughout the ages, Jews have connected legends to particular days of the Hebrew calendar. Abraham's birth, the death of Rachel, and the creation of light are all tales that are linked to a specific day and season. The Jewish Book of Days invites readers to experience the connection between sacred story and nature's rhythms, through readings designed for each and every day of the year. These daily readings offer an opportunity to live in tune with the wisdom of the past while learning new truths about the times we live in today. Using the tree as its central metaphor, The Jewish Book of Days is divided into eight chapters of approximately forty-five days each. These sections represent the tree's stages of growth--seed, root, shoot, sap, bud, leaf, flower, and fruit--and also echo the natural cadences of each season. Each entry has three components: a biblical quote for the day; a midrash on the biblical quote or a Jewish tradition related to that day; and commentary relating the text to the cycles of the year. The author includes an introduction that analyzes the different months and seasons of the Hebrew calendar and explains the textual sources used throughout. Appendixes provide additional material for leap years, equinoxes, and solstices. A section on seasonal meditations offers a new way to approach the divine every day.

Songs of the Soul

It is a rare gem.This is the first time it is being presented to the English reader. J. Hershy Worch is well know for his other popular translations: Sacred Fire: Torah from the Years of Fury 1939-42.

Author: Meir Leibush Ben Yehiel Michel Wisser


ISBN: 9798681633167


Page: 488

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All of Scripture is holy, but the Song of Songs is holiest - and most cryptic. The MALBIM's multi-layered commentary, first published in 1857, is his most passionate masterpiece, that blends Zohar, Immanuel Kant, Maimonides and Lurianic kabbalah in a dazzling display of poetic creativity, unmatched in rabbinic literature. Had the Malbim published nothing but this, his commentary to the Song of Songs, his reputation as a major Parshan of the Torah - Biblical Exegesis - would have been assured. It is a rare gem.This is the first time it is being presented to the English reader. J. Hershy Worch is well know for his other popular translations: Sacred Fire: Torah from the Years of Fury 1939-42. Sefer Yetzira: Chronicles of Desire, and Mei HaShiloach - Izbicy Torah.

Coherent Judaism

Mei HaShiloach, Masei. See also my analysis in Torah through Time, 44 45 182–83. Psikta de-Rav Kahana 15:5 on Jeremiah 16:11. Arthur Green translated and ...

Author: Shai Cherry

Publisher: Academic Studies PRess

ISBN: 9781644693421

Category: Religion

Page: 570

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Coherent Judaism begins by excavating the theologies within the Torah and tracing their careers through the Jewish Enlightenment of the eighteenth century. Any compelling, contemporary Judaism must cohere as much as possible with traditional Judaism and everything else we believe to be true about our world. The challenge is that over the past two centuries, our understandings of both the Torah and nature have radically changed. Nevertheless, much Jewish wisdom can be translated into a contemporary idiom that both coheres with all that we believe and enriches our lives as individuals and within our communities. Coherent Judaism explains why pre-modern Judaism opted to privilege consensus around Jewish behavior (halakhah) over belief. The stresses of modernity have conspired to reveal the incoherence of that traditional approach. In our post-Darwinian and post-Holocaust world, theology must be able to withstand the challenges of science and history. Traditional Jewish theologies have the resources to meet those challenges. Coherent Judaism concludes by presenting a philosophy of halakhah that is faithful to the covenantal aspiration to live long on the land that the Lord, our God, has given us.