The Piaseczno Rebbe

The radical thought of Rabbi Kalonymous Kalmish Shapiro הי"ד 

LSJS January – February 2010

From the LSJS website:

You will study select writings of Rabbi Kalonymous Kalmish Shapira, the Piaseczno Rebbe. He was a radical educational theorist, teacher of meditation and a profound student of the psychological horrors of the Holocaust, in which he perished.  This course will examine his educational methodology, his programme for building an inspired religious community, and his Holocaust diary, discovered in the ruins of the Warsaw Ghetto.

Course materials

Session 1: Introduction and Chovat HaTalmidim - radical educational theory (1)

Session 2: Chovat HaTalmidim - radical educational theory (2)

Session 3: Meditation, music and self-mastery

Session 4: Beney Machshavah Tovah - the elite society

Session 5: Aish Kodesh - Torah from the Holocaust (1)

Session 6: Aish Kodesh - Torah from the Holocaust (2) and thoughts on Purim