5772 — Terumah: The Sfat Emet: “Torah joins together the souls of Israel”

Posted by James Jacobson-Maisels on February 19, 2012
Topics: Pardes from Jerusalem: Weekly Parsha Podcast, Shemot (Exodus), Teruma

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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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About James Jacobson-Maisels

James grew up outside Hershey, PA and in Bloomfield Hills, MI. He teaches Jewish Thought and Mysticism and Jewish Spiritual Practices and Meditation at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem, at Yeshivat Hadar in New York City at Haifa University and at the Hannaton Educational and Spiritual Center in the Galilee.

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