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A more precise translation of the Hebrew word kadosh would be "transparency"

What Is 'Holiness'?

What Is 'Holiness'?

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Michael Chighel (Kigel) received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Toronto for his dissertation on the Book of Job, after a specialization in 20th-century French and German thought. In Canada he taught in the departments of philosophy and of Jewish studies at the universities of York, Queen’s and Waterloo. He produced Passages and Messages for eleven seasons on Canadian television (CTS). Until this year he held the Rohr Chair of Jewish Studies at the Lauder Business School in Vienna, where he taught Torah, European ethics and political economy. He has translated a number of books and published various articles in Jewish thought. Michael and his family have recently made aliyah, and now live in Jerusalem.
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December 4, 2014
Much Appreciated
Good to Know, preceisely & all encompassing again, to be close to Hashem elevates a Jewish person to know their purpose, have emmuna, and teach youth with happiness!
There is often a deep insight when both Rabbi Manis Freeman and Michael Kigel
have their cheerful conversation that would take years of study to comprehend. Continued lovingkindness to each teacher.
Anonymous
May 5, 2012
Holiness
Does submitting oneself, putting in action the will of G-d by obeying the Torah signifies holiness?, Does the Torah reflects the Holiness of G-d? Doesn't the Torah reveal the very Image of G-d?
Anonymous
March 9, 2011
i dont understand the end..
during the credits its starts speaking about how the torah is not "in heaven" then it goes on to say that for some ppl its very hard ... i expected it to answer how to resolve the idea but it didnt it just ended...
Anonymous
brooklyn, ny
August 5, 2010
shalom Aleichem
I love your lessons in Tanya I listen everyday.
Except on Shabbos.
Sir. Netanel Tzyon Ben-Yehoshua
May 6, 2009
To know Ha' Shem
One of the most profound discussions ever. Pure joy to listen to.
Steve
Malta
January 28, 2009
Holiness
Very interesting discussion w/ Rabbi Friedman... My question with all due respect is how does the Tao Te Ching agrees or adds to the subject matter, and how a book like "Stillness Speaks" by Eckhart Tolle and his concept of inward connection and the disolution of the ego and trying to create awarness of self and nature makes it easier to grasp the Kabbalistic concept of transparency?
Luis Ignacio Velez
Medellin, Colombia
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