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Eli Rubin

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Eli Rubin studied Chassidic literature and Jewish Law at the Rabbinical College of America and at Yeshivot in the UK, the US and Australia. He has been a research writer and editor at Chabad.org since 2011, focusing on the social and intellectual history of Chabad Chassidism. Through his writing, research, and editorial work he has successfully participated in a range of scholarly interchanges and collaborative endeavors.
A meditation on the meaning of Rosh Hashanah
The shofar is a call to renewal, and that renewal is enacted by ourselves and by G‑d.
On his first yahrtzeit, an exploration of his journey from adrift teenager to "modern day Rashi"
How a teenager adrift in Jerusalem was transformed into an internationally acclaimed scholar and educator.
A historical reflection on the significance of “America” in Chabad thought, marking the 80th anniversary of the Rebbe’s arrival on US soil in 5701/1941
A Look Back at a 1981 Pre-Inauguration Address by Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson
On the eve of the presidential transition between the Carter and Reagan administrations, the Rebbe provided perspective on the meaning and importance of majority rule, on the need for due gratitude together with disagreement, and on the importance of trus...
Chapter 6 of "Gateway to [Divine] Union and Cognizance"
Can nature itself be understood as a facet of the divine? The eighth in a series of classes on Part Two of the foundational work of Chabad thought, Likutei Amarim - Tanya: "Shaar Hayichud Vehaemunah," by the Alter Rebbe, Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi.
A fresh reading of the “Holy Epistle” of Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov—a founding document of sorts that has been much discussed both in internal Chassidic discourse and in academic studies of Hasidism—yields six elementary principles of what Wexler calls "t...
Chapter 5 of "Gateway to [Divine] Union and Cognizance"
Explore the dual dynamic at play in creation, prophecy, and in the celestial experience of the souls in the Garden of Eden. The seventh in a series of classes on Part Two of the foundational work of Chabad thought, Likutei Amarim - Tanya: "Shaar Hayichud ...
Chapter 4 of "Gateway to [Divine] Union and Cognizance"
Why is the world not transparent to the divine word that brings it into being out of nothing at every moment? The sixth in a series of classes on Part Two of the foundational work of Chabad thought, Likutei Amarim - Tanya: "Shaar Hayichud Vehaemunah," by ...
The longtime Yeshiva University leader, who died at 92, placed Chassidic thought at center of his ‘centrist’ project
An appreciation that reflects on Lamm’s personal reception of Chassidism’s living heritage, the place of Chassidism in his scholarly work, his engagement with Chassidism in the fashioning of his famous derashot (sermons), and on Chassidism as his preferre...
Chapter 3 of "Gateway to [Divine] Union and Cognizance"
The physical world presents its reality as a brute fact. But is it really nothing? The fifth in a series of classes on Part Two of the foundational work of Chabad thought, Likutei Amarim - Tanya: "Shaar Hayichud Vehaemunah," by the Alter Rebbe, Rabbi Schn...
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