Thus far, we have dealt with progressive Tzimtzumim designed to bring the Sechel of the Rav into the range of the Talmid. However, in order to actually extend Sechel to the Talmid, actual speech is required. Sechel, itself, no matter how reduced, can not generate speech, because Sechel is private and not-expressive. Speech requires the intermediacy of Middos, the essence of which is to extend the private domain of the “self” to others.
The second half of the last millennium (1500-today) saw still newer developments in Halakah as well as in other fields of literacy. How do these major literary trends (such as Hassidism) define Judaism today and into the future?