[Avodah] Why learn Chassidut
ben1456 at zahav.net.il
Fri Mar 29 03:24:13 PDT 2013
Is this a variation of the "What is the purpose of Talmud Torah"
argument (learn to come to love of HaShem, to learn halacha, to simply
On 3/29/2013 5:06 AM, Zev Sero wrote:
> (Incidentally, over yomtov I read an interview with R Yoel Kahn in
> which he
> said (if I understood it correctly) that it's a mistake to think that the
> purpose of learning chassidus is to make one a better person. The
> he said, is simply that it is the underlying truth of the universe.
> some of this truth will inevitably make one look at the world more
> and therefore make better decisions, and therefore be a better person and
> serve Hashem better, and if it doesn't have this effect then one hasn't
> understood it properly, but that is merely a side-effect, not its
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