Horodetsky and the Maid of Ludmir tradition, the emergence of a female constituency in 20th-century Habad
Hasidism, and from woman as hasid to Woman as tsadik in the teachings of the last two Lubavitcher Rebbes.
Shneor Zalman of Lyady, the founder of Habad
and student of the Great Maggid, "This is the purpose of the creation of the worlds from ayin to yesh is to reverse them [by man's religious consciousness] from yesh to ayin." (Shneor, Torah 22).
Miriam and her husband, who have 15 children and 26 grandchildren, are part of the more outward-facing Habad
group of the Haredim.
There is also a small organization, Habad
Lubavich, which is part of the Jewish Organization "Menora".
(13.) See for example, Rachel Elior, "The Controversy over the Leadership of the Habad
Movement," Tarbiz, 49, 1-2 (1980): 166--187 [Hebrew].
thought, defined as, "the light of the Infinite in and of
He spent a year at Yeshivat Tomkhey Tmimim Kfar Habad
to upgrade his spiritual education, received his PhD in mathematics from Tel Aviv University, and served eight years at the University of California Los Angeles and Irvine as a faculty member and researcher.
Experiencing Devekut: The Contemplative Niggun of Habad
As an additional example of the influence of Seeskin's own preferences, he contrasts the Maimonidean approach with Habad
messianism, but he chooses to ignore the central place that Maimonides occupies in Habad
The adoption by Habad
of Jewish religious and other symbols--whether in terms of the application of public relations to its outreach work, to photographic imaging of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, or such symbols of prayer as the menorah at Chanuka, the laying of phylacteries (tephillin) by men in their daily prayers, and the lighting of Sabbath candles by women--makes a study of Chabad's visual culture timely and important.
Communicating the Infinite: The Emergence of the Habad