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) 

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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. Besides local events, David's most recent teaching was at Temple Sinai in Saratoga Springs NY, where he taught about Rebbe Nahcman's theology of dance at during the Dance Flurry Festival. He was also the scholar-in-residence for Tu Bishvat at Congrgation Bnai Israel in Northampton MA.

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. Go here for a list that includes print articles and papers.

Here are links to some online publications:

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

News about upcoming classes, events, and SIR (scholar-in-residence) gigs is occasionally posted here. Rabbi David's work is currently focused on editing and on the Blueprint Negev campaign ( Over summer 2008, he taught at the Teva Educators Seminar, Kohenet, The Carlebach Shul, CAJE, and the National Havurah Institute. Less recent scholar-in-residence and teaching events are listed here. David is booking teaching and Shabbaton events through next June. You can write to him at rebduvid86 at gmail dot com.



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