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Holy Fire The Teachings of Rabbi Kalonymus Kalman Shapira, the Rebbe of the Warsaw Ghetto

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ISBN-10: 0765760266

ISBN-13: 9780765760265

Edition: N/A

Authors: Nehemia Polen

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Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Rabbi Nehemia Polen is professor of Jewish thought at Hebrew College. He is the author of The Holy Fire: The Teachings of Rabbi Kalonymus Kalman Shapira , the Rebbe of the Warsaw Ghetto and The Rebbe's Daughter , recipient of a National Jewish Book Award. He is also a contributor to the award-winning My People's Prayer Book: Traditional Prayers, Modern Commentaries (Jewish Lights).

Preface
A Note to the Reader
Introduction
Rabbi Shapira's Origins, Life, and Work
The War's Outbreak
Activities During the War
General Characteristics of Esh Kodesh
Absence of Politico-Historical References
Teaching as Defiance: Noncontextual Derashot
Interpretive Approach
Writing in the Darkness
Derashot on the Creative Process
The Transformation of Suffering
Transforming Fear into Awe
Psychic Disintegration
Encouragement to Service
The Greatness of Israel
Mutuality and Relationship
Maintaining Joy
Overcoming Survivor's Guilt
Balancing Humility and Pride
Self-Control in the Face of Din
Suffering as Sacrificial Offering
Preparing for Martyrdom: The World of Pure Thought
Faith Secure, Faith Transfigured
Faith in Deliverance
Protest within Faith
The Mystical Vision of Divine Weeping
Sin and Chastisement
Divine Suffering
Transmuting Evil
Jacob and the Struggle with Esau's Angel
Amalek
The Serpent
Sublimating Evil into Good
Confronting and Transcending the Enemy
Conclusions
The Triumph of the Good
The Mutual Compassion of God and Israel
Epilogue
The Last Months
Notes
Bibliography
Index of Esh Kodesh Passages
General Index