ESSAYS| 2020

ESSAYSss| Creative 2020

The World Around Us through the Lens of Chassidus

Fraida Raskin

Creative 2020 / Finalists

The word for glasses in Hebrew is (משקפיים) Mishkafayim.  This shares a root with the word in Hebrew for outlook or perspective, (השקפה) Hashkafa.  Hashkafa also refers to our worldview and guiding philosophy. It is a perspective and outlook on life that works in conjunction with Halacha, the laws and commandments derived from Torah that

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What is Within

Naomi Deitsch

Creative 2020 / Finalists

כי קרוב אליך הדבר מאד בפיך ובלבבך לעשותו Because it is very close to you in your mouth and in your heart to observe it… This pasuk is in Devarim (chapter 30, pussuk 14). Moshe is speaking to Bnei Yisroel, and he tells them to observe the Mitzvos. The Alter rebbe quotes the pasuk קרוב

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Infusion

Rivky Taichman

Creative 2020 / Finalists

Creative Art Piece Oil on Canvas Moshe sent the spies to Israel requesting of them to go search and see if there was a tree in the land… Rashi explains that the tree represents the man that is meritorious for his generation, the Tzaddik.1 The Tzaddik is also one of the letters of the Hebrew

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My Garden

Yosef Kaufmann

Creative 2020 / Finalists

Introduction On the 10th of Shevat, 1951, the Lubavitcher Rebbe gave a groundbreaking maamer (chassidic discourse) as He accepted the leadership of the Lubavich movement. In the talk, entitled Basi Legani, the Rebbe laid out the mission for our generation. The Rebbe explained how Gds Divine Presence – the Shechina, was originally in this world.

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Torah Maps

Anthony Bensusan

Creative 2020 / Finalists

Torah Mapping  It is a well known concept within Chassidut that sight has an advantage over hearing; there are  abundant sources within the writings and Torah’s of all the Rebbayim, but for brevity I bring just a  few sources from Maimorim of the Rebbe on this subject.  In the Maimor from Parsht Mikeitz (Zote Chanukah)

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