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Ariel Evan Mayse

University of Michigan

Ariel Evan Mayse is a Research Fellow at the Frankel Institute for Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He holds a PhD in Jewish Studies from Harvard University and rabbinic ordination from Beit Midrash Har’el. In addition to several scholarly and popular articles Jewish Mysticism, he is co-editor of the two-volume collection Speaking Torah: Spiritual Teachings From Around the Maggid’s Table (Jewish Lights, 2013) and editor of From the Depth of the Well: An Anthology of Jewish Mysticism (Paulist Press, 2014). In the fall he will be joining the faculty of Hebrew College as Director of Jewish Studies and visiting Assistant Professor of Modern Jewish Thought.

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אַ בריוו צו בני־יבֿנה

A Letter to the Members of Yavneh

Hillel Zeitlin

Translation by Arthur Green and Ariel Evan Mayse

Translations of two letters by Zeitlin about Yavneh, one in Yiddish from 1925 and one in Aramaic from 1928.

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וואָס איז יבֿנה?

What is Yavneh?

Hillel Zeitlin

Translation by Arthur Green and Ariel Evan Mayse

A newly discovered, undated manuscript signed by Hillel Zeitlin, in which he describes succinctly and clearly the nature of Yavneh and its intended function.

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געבאָטן פֿאַר יעדן עכטן אָנהענגער פֿון „יבֿנה“

Admonitions for Every True Member of Yavneh

Hillel Zeitlin

Translation by Arthur Green and Ariel Evan Mayse

An excerpt from a privately published pamphlet called Di teyve (די תּבֿה) that appeared in 1924, which outlined the goals and principles of the Yavneh group.

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(וואָס וויל יבֿנה? (דיאַלאָג

What Does Yavneh Want? (A Dialogue)

Hillel Zeitlin

Translation by Arthur Green and Ariel Evan Mayse

An excerpt from a privately published pamphlet called Di teyve (די תּבֿה) that appeared in 1924, which outlined the goals and principles of the Yavneh group.

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צו אַלע די, וואָס ווילן בויען „יבֿנה“

To All Those Who Want to Build Yavneh (Part 2)

Hillel Zeitlin

Translation by Arthur Green , Ariel Evan Mayse and Ri J. Turner

The following essay details the proposed concrete steps for the formation of Yavneh, a movement for the spiritual regeneration of Judaism and world Jewry, published in Der moment in 1923.

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“צו אַלע די, וואָס ווילן בויען „יבֿנה

To All Those Who Want to Build Yavneh (Part 1)

Hillel Zeitlin

Translation by Arthur Green , Ariel Evan Mayse and Ri J. Turner

The following essay details the proposed concrete steps for the formation of Yavneh, a movement for the spiritual regeneration of Judaism and world Jewry, published in Der moment in 1923.

Text & Translation

גרויסער רוף פֿון דער שעה

The Great Call of the Hour (Part 3)

Hillel Zeitlin

Translation by Arthur Green , Ariel Evan Mayse and Ri J. Turner

The following essay by Zeitlin is part three of his original call for the formation of an elite Jewish spiritual fraternity, published in Der moment in 1923.

Text & Translation

גרויסער רוף פֿון דער שעה

The Great Call of the Hour (Part 2)

Hillel Zeitlin

Translation by Arthur Green and Ariel Evan Mayse

The following essay by Zeitlin is part two of his original call for the formation of an elite Jewish spiritual fraternity, published in Der moment in 1923.

Text & Translation

גרויסער רוף פֿון דער שעה

The Great Call of the Hour (Part 1)

Hillel Zeitlin

Translation by Arthur Green and Ariel Evan Mayse

The following essay by Zeitlin is part one of his original call for the formation of an elite Jewish spiritual fraternity, published in Der moment in 1923.

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“The Great Call of the Hour”: Hillel Zeitlin’s Yiddish Writings on Yavneh

Arthur Green and Ariel Evan Mayse

An introduction to the writings by Hillel Zeitlin on the intentional, neo-Hasidic community he tried to create in Warsaw in the 1920s.

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מיקווה און מיצווה

Mikvah and Mitzvah: Melancholia and the Spiritual Life

R. Aaron of Karlin

Translation by Ariel Evan Mayse and Daniel Reiser

A Hasidic homily from the eighteenth century by R. Aaron of Karlin. The message is simple and speaks to the heart of Hasidic thought: sadness may have some limited utility, but depression is always a destructive force that inhibits spiritual growth.

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