Detail View: Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection: Rabbi Zalman Schacter-Shalomi Teaching About Creation, Kabbalah, and Prayer

Identifier: 
narv_zalman_134_29_elatChayyimAdvancedMidrashKabbalah1-2_a.mp4
Title: 
Rabbi Zalman Schacter-Shalomi Teaching About Creation, Kabbalah, and Prayer
Description: 
In this video, Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi lectures to students on a multitude of topics. Themes for the lecture include: prayer, creation, the messiah, kabbalah, translation, and halacha versus aggada. The video begins with Zalman discussing Bereshit (creation). He leads an in-depth discussion with a heavy focus on interpretation using the four levels of Jewish exegesis (Pshat, Remez, Drash, Sod) to provide explanation. He discusses creation in the framework of Kabbalah. Additionally, he discusses the difficulty in Hebrew to English translation and its affect on how people understand texts. Zalman then moves into a discussion of Torah, Midrash, and davening (praying). Near the middle of the video he provides a lengthy explanation of Shiva Asar B’Tamuz (a minor Jewish fast day, lit. Seventeenth of Tamuz). For the last 50 minutes, Zalman jumps from topic to topic discussing: The Messiah, the four levels of interpretation, the four worlds, and Halacha (Jewish Law) versus Aggada (Legend). 00:02:11 In-Depth Talk on Creation | 00:22:37 Discussion of Prayer | 00:47:23 About Shiva Asar B’Tamuz | 01:11:59 Zalman Ties Everything Together
Subject: 
Judaism
Subject: 
Mysticism--Judaism
Subject: 
Cabala
Subject: 
Prayer--Judaism
Subject: 
Bible and spiritualism
Subject: 
Jewish renewal
Subject: 
Jewish parables
Subject: 
Jewish law
Subject: 
Aggada
Type: 
Moving image
Source: 
Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi Collection
Relation: 
For more information about the physical collection, visit the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries Rare and Distinctive Collections.
Relation Type: 
Local
Creator: 
Schachter-Shalomi, Zalman, 1924-2014
Creator Type: 
Photographer
Rights: 
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Date: 
Undated
Format Extent: 
2:03:00
Format Medium: 
video/mp4
Language: 
English
Language: 
Hebrew
Language: 
Yiddish
Identifier ARK: 
https://ark.colorado.edu/ark:/47540/4d894666p4vb