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.
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
Idolatry, leadership struggle or mystical misunderstanding?
LSJS January - February 2010
Session 1: The Text and Chazal (1)
Session 2: Chazal (2) and Rishonim (1)
Session 3: Rishonim (2)
Session 4: 20th century sources