Hi Yaakov,

Ariel Mayse (Harvard University, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations) just uploaded a paper on

Beyond the Letters: The Question of Language in the Teachings of Rabbi Dov Baer of Mezritch

by Ariel Mayse

This thesis examines the philosophy of language of Rabbi Dov Baer of Mezritch (d. 1772), one of the most influential and creative early Hasidic masters, and the teacher whose students effectively created the Hasidic movement. I argue that Dov Baer offers an innovative approach to the role of lang…

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