Beautiful God / Beautiful Me - Channukah Thoughts


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This is my God and I will anvehu (Exodus 15)

While the simple meaning of anvehu is probably a vague sense of worship or exaltation, it's been used as the base for two important rabbinic teachings: having beautiful things, and acting like God.

This shiur, in a sense, was an attempt to explore both of those teachings, look at the radical idea of 'Me' as a divine name, and eventually to integrate the two of them into a single theo-aesthetic concept. Well, that's what I tried to do, at least!

* You can find the sourcesheet, including a few hassidic sources I didn't cover in the recording, here:
* A project of 58th Century Judaisms:

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