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Making Space

The chassidic concept of tzimtzum and its applications in our service of G-d

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Making Space: The chassidic concept of tzimtzum and its applications in our service of G-d

A discussion of the notion of reciprocal love to G-d as developed in Tanya, chapters 46-49, and the centrality of the non-literal interpretation of tzimtzum (“contraction”), as discussed in chapter 48. To create space for the other is not to absent yourself and abandon them, but to be present in the right kind of way: to cultivate an environment in which the other can develop their individuality and ultimately enter into a fully reciprocal relationship.
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