Leonard Cohen and The Tosher Rebbe: On Exile as Redemptions in Canadian Jewish Mysticism

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Author/collaborator
Title
Leonard Cohen and The Tosher Rebbe: On Exile as Redemptions in Canadian Jewish Mysticism
Abstract
A comparison of the Jewish mysticism (Kabbalah) between two diverse Canadian mystics from Montreal – a Hasidic rebbe, R. Meshulam Feish Segal-Loewy (1921-2015), a.k.a. the Tosher rebbe, and a Jewish monk, poet and singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen (1934-2016). The author argues that each of these mystical exemplars problematizes the dialectic of exile-redemption while remaining connected to their exile as homecoming in Montreal. Within each of these mystics' hypernomianism, both turn their third solitude to fasting as constituting their devotional experience of Zion.
Publication
Canadian Jewish Studies / Études juives canadiennes
Volume
Vol. 20
Issue
no. 1
Pages
149-189
Date
2012
Language
en
URL
Citation
Glazer, Aubrey L. “Leonard Cohen and The Tosher Rebbe: On Exile as Redemptions in Canadian Jewish Mysticism.” Canadian Jewish Studies / Études juives canadiennes Vol. 20, no. 1 (2012): 149–189. http://pi.library.yorku.ca/ojs/index.php/cjs/article/view/34696.
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