Kedushat Levi – Sefer Beresheis (English translation): Commentary on Torah, Tanach, Talmud and Zohar. Learn to draw the flow of goodness and blessings. KEDUSHAT LEVI – NEW TRANSLATION. Kedushat Levi Torah Commentary by Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev (3 vols.) With an appendix of biographical. Levi Yitzhak’s work, Kedushat Levi (Holiness of Levi) is a commentary in the Hasidic vein to the Pentateuch and other sacred books. The first part of the work.

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Levi Yitzhak stresses particularly the need for humility. He is considered by some to be the founder of Hasidism in central Poland. In Hasidic panentheistic vein is Levi Yitzhak’s remark on the first verse of Genesis: Retrieved 7 March And this is why we say in our prayers that He forms light and creates darkness and not that He formed light and created darkness; “forms” in the present tense. But for him true humility is attained not through a man thinking how unworthy he is, since in this process he is kedishat of himself.

He had three sons. The oldest one, Maier, died at a young age.

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Reb Levi Yitzchok was known as the “defense attorney” for the Jewish people, because he would intercede on their behalf before God. Retrieved 10 September But when a man prays only for the sake of the delight that the Creator will have from his prayers, that man is a giver, giving something to God, so to speak. A giver holds his hand with the palm downward and the back of his hand upward.


When a man wishes to receive something he holds out his hand with the palm upward and the back of the hand downward. He died on the 25th of Tishrei, and is buried in the old Jewish cemetery in Kedusyat[5] Ukrainethen under the control of the Russian Empire.

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When a man prays for himself he is in the category of a recipient. This biographical article about a Ukrainian rabbi is a stub. Published by Oxford University Press. He authored the Hasidic kedusha Kedushas Levi[2] which is a commentary on many Jewish religious books and laws, and is arranged according to the weekly Torah portion.

Levi Yitzchok of Berditchev

Retrieved from ” https: Rabbi Levi Yitzchok was known to have a very close relationship [ clarification needed ] with the famous Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadithe first Chabad Rebbe. A typical comment in the book is on the priestly blessing.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The priests thus bless the people that they themselves should be givers, that all their worship should be directed to the tremendous aim of giving delight to the Creator.

While delivering the blessing the priests hold their hands outstretched with the palm facing downwards. The first part of the work was published in Slavita inthe second part in Berditchev insince when it has gone into a number of editions and is acknowledged as a supreme Hasidic classic.


For at every moment He creates, at every moment He bestows vitality to all living creatures and all is from Him, blessed be He, and He is perfect and He includes all. The second one, Israel, succeeded his father as leader of the Hasidic movement. This Hasidic Judaism article is a stub.

No part of this material may be stored, transmitted, retransmitted, lent, or reproduced in any form or medium without the permission of Oxford University Press. The book of Proverbs says: You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Known lfvi his compassion for every Jew, he was one of the most beloved leaders of Eastern European Jewry. This page was last edited on 3 Septemberat Archived from the original on kedushag September For He extends His influence at every moment to His creatures, and to all worlds, to all palaces, to all angels, and to all the Holy Hayyot.