The Baal Shem Tov, or Besht —  the founder of Chasidism — 
met the soul of the Messiah during an ascent to heaven. 
The Besht asked him, "When will the Master come?" 
The Messiah answered, "When your wellsprings break forth to the outside!" 
(from a letter written by the Besht to his brother-in-law about one of his soul ascents) 

Add comments to this entry

Publications and Events – R. David Seidenberg

Prayground Minyan of the Pioneer Valley

To find out about bringing Rabbi Seidenberg to teach in your community, click here. David does multiple events for Tu Bishvat every year and also teaches frequently on subjects like Rebbe Nachman's theology of dance (during the Dance Flurry Festival in Saratoga Springs NY), Maimonides, and Buber, and leads eco-spirituality rituals adapted for Jewish contexts like the Cosmic Walk.

Learn about David's groundbreaking work, "Kabbalah and Ecology: God's Image in the More-Than-Human World", published in 2015 by Cambridge University Press. You can read many of David's published articles on and on other websites, including the Huffington Post, The Times of Israel, and the Jewish Journal. Click here for a more comprehensive list that includes academic articles and papers.

Here are links to some of David's online publications, academic articles, and curricula:

Blog articles: Academic articles available for download: Curricula:
A more comprehensive list of David's publications can be found here.

News about upcoming classes, events, and SIR (scholar-in-residence) gigs is occasionally posted here. Examples of scholar-in-residence and teaching events are listed here. You can write to him at rebduvid86 at gmail dot com for booking teaching and Shabbaton events.



Design in progress © Rabbi David Mevorach Seidenberg 2006