A Hint of Levinas in R’Nachman of Breslov (hamayvin yavin)?


” ‘Every person must say, The whole world was created for me (b‘ shvili nivra ha’olam– Sanhedrin 37a).’

If the world was created for me, it is therefore my constant obligation to examine and consider what is needed to repair the world and provide everyone’s needs, and to pray for them.”

Likutey Moharan 1,5


Author: Matthew Zachary Gindin

Freelance journalist and teacher. I write regularly for the Forward, All That In Interesting, and the Jewish Independent, and have been published in Religion Dispatches, Situate Magazine, Elephant Journal, and elsewhere.

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