J. Immanuel Schochet

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Rabbi Immanuel Schochet (1935–2013) wrote and lectured extensively on the history and philosophy of Chassidism and topical themes of Jewish thought and ethics. He was a renowned authority on Jewish philosophy and mysticism. He was rabbi of Cong. Beth Joseph, and professor of Philosophy at Humber College, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The articulation of Moshiach is mostly featured in the Prophets, whereas much less is explicit in the Five Books of Moses.
Tracing the origins of campaigns championing the imminent arrival of Moshicah, from the passionate activities of the Chofetz Chaim through the popularization via Chabad and the ensuing tensions.
Is it in our hands to impact when Moshiach comes or is there a predetermined date for his arrival? Must we be ready for the redemption through doing Teshuvah?
When Rabbi Immanuel Schochet became engaged to be married, he decided to drop college to pursue a business opportunity. “If there is no livelihood, there is no Torah,” he reasoned. The Rebbe had a different plan. (1960's)
The Rebbe wouldn’t hear no for an answer. He was very insistent that I do it. We discussed it for about ten or twenty minutes, until I finally said, “Okay, I’ll try.”
Rabbi Immanuel Schochet was a prominent scholar and author. On two occasions, he was surprised to discover just how much the Rebbe paid attention to the needs of his chasidim. The Rebbe seemed to keep track of even the very small ones.
The Baal Shem Tov remains a unique personality in Jewish history. His teachings touched the entire Jewish nation, scholarly and unlearned alike.
Words from the Honoree
Rabbi Dr. J. Immanuel Schochet accepts the tribute paid to him and his wife, Rebbetzin Jettie, by the Toronto Jewish community for their lifetime of work.
To avoid wasting the Rebbe’s precious time, I thought that it would be a good idea to write synopses of the letters instead of translating them in their entirety.
Studies in Maimonides: Lesson 7
Maimonides' response to the contemporary criticism, and even fierce opposition, to his works.
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