Rabbi James Jacobson-Maisels discusses a drasha by “The Sfat Emet” on parsha Terumah.
Grand Rabbi Yehudah Aryeh Leib Alter (1847–1905), also known as the Sfat Emet, was born in Warsaw, Poland. Wrote Talmudic works and Maharal-style Torah commentaries that are known within and outside Hasidic streams. Served as the Rebbe of the Gerrer Hasidim from 1870 to 1905.
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About Rabbi Jacobson-Maisels
Rabbi James Jacobson-Maisels is a faculty member at Pardes. His focus is Jewish Mysticism.
Rabbi James Jacobson-Maisels holds a BA in Philosophy and Judaic Studies from Brown University and an M.St. in Modern Jewish Studies from Balliol College, University of Oxford. He studied at the Conservative Yeshiva, the Hartman Institute of Jewish Studies, and in the Advanced Learning Seminar at Pardes and received rabbinic ordination from Rabbi Daniel Landes. He is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Chicago in Jewish Studies specializing in Jewish mysticism. He has taught in a variety of settings in America and Israel on Judaism and Jewish Mysticism.
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