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We are not our bodies, nor even our brains. We are our souls. Drawing on years of experience working with families, the elderly and the mentally impaired, as well as his knowledge of Jewish mystical teachings, Rabbi Lipskar argues that we must stop thinking of people in terms of their perceived bodily or mental capacities.

The Nature of the Human Soul

The Nature of the Human Soul

Practical consequences of what it means to be human

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The Nature of the Human Soul : Practical consequences of what it means to be human

We are not our bodies, nor even our brains. We are our souls. Drawing on years of experience working with families, the elderly and the mentally impaired, as well as his knowledge of Jewish mystical teachings, Rabbi Lipskar argues that we must stop thinking of people in terms of their perceived bodily or mental capacities.
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Rabbi Sholom B. Lipskar an emissary for the Lubavitcher Rebbe, he founded the Landow Yeshiva Center in Miami Beach in 1969, and in 1981 he founded both The Shul of Bal Harbour in Surfside, Florida and the Aleph Institute and the Educational Academy for the Elderly. He may be reached directly at sholom@aol.com
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Jenifer Nech May 30, 2017

Remarkable communication from the Rabbi. Touched, moved and Inspired! Thank you chabad.org for making Rabbi Lipskar available to me. Reply

luap ny February 28, 2017

your elaboration on the instinct of animals in contrast to the will of humans as a foundational point to advance your interpertation of the soul is a concept being reevaluated by latest scientific investigation. In fact in the effort to understand animal cognitive consciousness, it is almost alarming to be discovering the capacity of animals to think and make decisions to a consciously determined end. Assuming the veracity of this research, (faithful to scientific method and the tools of objective scientific inquiry and intellectual advancement) the question, "do animals have a soul" might have to be reformed around new definitions. Thus the question of what is the soul, where it comes from and how it articulates our investment in the world is a new frontier to be explored from all angles especially the spiritual/religious one. Thank you, Excellent topic and presentation. Reply

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