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Bonding With G-d Via Torah

Chassidic and Mitnagdic Perspectives on Torah as a Path to G-d

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Bonding With G-d Via Torah: Chassidic and Mitnagdic Perspectives on Torah as a Path to G-d

The legal aspect of the Torah has been described by Kabbalists as concealing a deeper, more mystical dimension. But Mitnagdic and Chassidic thinkers both argued—in similar but different ways—that study of legal topics “for its own sake” could itself embody a mystic purpose. But what is the nature of that purpose?
Mysticism, R. Chaim of Volozhin, R. Schneur Zalman of Liadi (Alter Rebbe), Torah Study

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