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The Seven Lights: On the Major

  • The Seven Lights: On the Major

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The Seven Lights: On the Major Jewish Festivals This book volume is a book-length dialogue between the renowned Rabbi Steinsaltz and Rabbi Josy Eisenberg on the subject of Jewish Holy Days in light of the teachings of the great hasidic master, Rabbi Schneer Zalman of Lyady. Rabbi Eisenberg writes, "This book is the outcome of a dual encounter. Obviously, much has been written about the meaning of the Jewish holidays but, in my opinion, no one has probed them with as much depth and originality as Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Lyady (1745-1813), one of the prime figures of Hasidism and the founder of the HaBaD movement. This remarkable rabbi, who was a scholar, kabbalist, and spiritual leader, has countless readers and followers today. My encounter with the works of the Alter Rebbe was a dazzling experience, and the hours spent studying his commentaries remain among the most rewarding ones of my life." About the Authors Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, scholar, teacher, mystic, and social critic, is internationally regarded as one of the leading rabbis of this century. The author of many books, he is best known for his monumental translation of and commentary on the Talmud. In 1988, Rabbi Steinsaltz was awarded the Israel prize, his country`s highest honor. He and his family live in Jerusalem. Rabbi Josy Eisenberg, born and educated in France, is a television producer, director, and writer. He received his rabbinical ordination from the Paris Jewish Rabbinical Seminary while also completing a degree in history. He served as Rabbi of Montmartre, Paris, between 1957 and 1967. In 1962, he started a weekly program on Jewish subjects on French television, called La Source de Vie ("Spring of Life"), which continues to this day.

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