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Homeward Bound

Rute Yair-Nussbaum / December 25, 2014

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Channukah is the only holiday that must be observed at home. What makes a space into a home? We will explore how the halakhic definitions of home (is it where you sleep? where you pay rent?) open into a discussion in Chassidut of what it means to be at home. We will learn, based on kabbalistic and Chassidic sources, how these definitions shed a light into the essence of Channukah. part of Winter Week of Learning 2014




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Rute Yair-Nussbaum

Rute Yair-Nussbaum teaches Chassidut in Midreshet Lindenbaum, Maale (the Jewish film school) and in various other places, including Havruta- the Hebrew University Bet- Midrash, Midreshet Ein Prat, alumnae of Ramat Gan hesder Yeshiva and Yeshivat Hadar, Israel. She often teaches at Drisha during the summer. She has a BA in Jewish Philosophy and Jewish History from Hebrew University, an MA from N.Y.U and is pursuing a PhD in Jewish Philosophy in Haifa University. She Lives in Jerusalem with her husband and five children, and is eternally grateful to have had Shlomo as her teacher. Click here to access podcasts recorded by Rute Yair Nussbaum. Click here to return to the Faculty and Administration page.


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