ESSAYS| 2020

ESSAYSss| Creative 2020

Diving Through Dimensions

Mushka Heidingsfeld

Creative 2020 / Finalists

A Lesson Plan geared for 6th-8th Graders  This lesson covers the concepts of the 4 worlds (or dimensions)- Atzilus, Briah, Yetzirah and Asiya, Seder Hishtalshlus (the “cause and effect” funnel-like system with which G-d creates the world) and Tzimtzum (how G-d contracts His light to create the various dimensions with different levels of G-dliness revealed

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Gray World

Chaya Solika Garbose

Creative 2020 / Finalists

Composed by: Chaya Solika Garbose Gray World is a song about the struggle to navigate through a world in which what is good and what is bad is hard to differentiate. This dilemma can only be resolved through the study of Tanya, as a lyric in the song states, “Please give me shelter, a map

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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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The Edges of Illusion

Yehudis Fishman

Creative 2020 / Finalists

Introduction This poem is based on the concept of Unity within Multiplicity. The sources are from: Tanya, chapter 20 and Shaar Ha’Yichud v’haemuna, chapters 1 and 2. The poem is connected to the idea that Olam, world, can mean concealment of E-lokut, but also in this world of Malchut is the deepest revelation of essence,

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A Tale of Gold and Dirt

Rivka Goldenberg

Creative 2020 / Finalists

Introduction Everyone is familiar with feelings of unworthiness and shame. We tend to walk life looking over our shoulder, waiting to notice who might be watching. Days turn into races of becoming the ‘good enough’ everyone else seems to have and be; money and status begin to overshadow the quality of life itself. When we

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