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What is this course?


Join us for one two-week module of our six-week journey through the kabbalistically influenced thought and practices of the Chasidic Masters. 


The Chasidic movement started by the Ba'al Shem Tov (R' Yisroel ben Eliezer) in the mid-1700's harnessed the powerful ideas of Kabbalah to create a spiritual and psychological revolution in that has changed the lives of millions of people. 


In this online course, we will study ideas, practical wisdom and exercises that can help us to live with more joy, presence and self-awareness.


Beginning with the Ba'al Shem Tov himself, we will explore the teachings and practices of a different Chasidic Master each fortnight, including the Maggid of Mezritch and the Chernobyler Rebbe (Me'or Einayim).


These great teachers will transform how we approach everyday activities such as speaking with others, eating and drinking, studying, singing, working, studying and praying. They will also provide invaluable tools and techniques for increased insight, self-awareness and healing.


All texts are provided with clear line-by-line translations, and no prior knowledge or experience with the subject matter is necessary.


The course includes a weekly 50-minute online class, which can be either attended live or watched or listened to at your convenience. Of course, participants are welcome to invest more time, in learning the materials, doing the spiritual practices of each module and interacting with the teacher or other participants, but that is entirely optional.



How does it work and when does it happen?


Revolutionary Ideas and Practices from the Chasidic Masters is a six-week journey, which begins on May 13th 2019. This option is to try out one two-week module of it.


If you are registering after the first module of the course is already complete, you can choose whether to learn a module that has already been taught, or to join the current module. Feel free contact Rabbi Daniel here to discuss this further.


The weekly online classes take place on Mondays at 11am Pacific Time / 2pm Eastern Time / 7pm UK Time / 9pm Israel Time. Anyone who cannot make the class online can, of course, watch or listen to the recording of it at any time they like. Upon registering for a course, you will be emailed all the relevant dates. 


In each two-week module our community will explore the life and work of one Master. Each module includes:


1) Two live online video classes exploring the background, teachings and practices of each Master, providing context, close reading, critical analysis and ideas for application in our day-to-day lives. Each class is 50 minutes long and participants are invited to participate live or watch or listen to the recordings at their own convenience.


2) Handouts which outline the historical, intellectual and spiritual context and background of the module's Chasidic Master.


3) Chasidic teachings providing a broad and deep perspective of each Master's unique areas of focus, key ideas and practices, provided in full translation with introductory comments and guiding questions.


4) Clear and down-to-earth instructions for that module’s spiritual practice, based on the teachings of the module's Chasidic Master.


5) An ongoing online conversation about the sources and the practices. Via WhatsApp or email, you can ask anything you like, share whatever thoughts and ideas are arising for you, and receive feedback from Rabbi Daniel and, if you choose, from other participants as well.


6) The option to join an intimate group of students supporting each other in each modules's learning and spiritual practices.


Click here for detailed Course Overview.


Testimonials (this course was taught at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies)


"An incredible introduction to Chasidut. I loved that the class and R' Daniel created a warm and inclusive atmosphere. I learnt so much about a topic I previously knew nothing about. Practices and teachings that will shape my life." (Maya)


"Very clear progression of material on difficult topics.  A huge amount of information given over with perspective and relevance to self development." (Aviva)


"Wonderful combination of history, text and practice. Spiritual and exciting." (Jake)


"Wow, I did not know much on Chasidut and now I find myself referring to these concepts in all my Jewish conversations. I have used info from this class outside Pardes the most." (Rachmiel)


"Rabbi Daniel loves his subject matter and it shows!" (Emma)


Thank you for your interest. Please contact Rabbi Daniel if you have any questions about the course, or click on the button above to register.