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The Inayati-Maimuni Order

| July 17, 2018

WHEREAS the sacred traditions of the faiths of Beni IsraelJudaism, Christianity, and Islamderive from the prophecy of Abraham, who “was the first to bring the knowledge of mysticism from Egypt, where he was initiated in the most ancient order of esotericism”; AND WHEREAS the early Sufis of Islam were deeply studied in Judaica (Isra’iliyyat); AND WHEREAS Rabbi Abraham Maimonides observed, “the ways of the ancient saints of Israel … have now become the practice of the Sufis of Islam,” and developed a school of Hasidic Sufism in thirteenth-century Cairo; AND WHEREAS Hazrat Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan founded, in London in 1914, the Sufi Order in the West, a new order of universalist Sufism rooted in the transmission of four unbroken lineages: Chishtiyya, Suhrawardiyya, Qadiriyya, and Naqshbandiyya; AND WHEREAS Hazrat Inayat Khan appointed Pir Vilayat Inayat-Khan as his Sajjada-nishin, and Pir Vilayat has in turn appointed this faqir as his own Sajjada-nishin; AND WHEREAS in California in 1975 and New York City in 1976, invoking the names of Melchizedek and Abraham, Pir Vilayat and Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi performed mutual initiations, bestowing the titles of Shaikh and Kohen l’El Eliyon respectively; AND WHEREAS as a duly authorized Sufi Shaikh and Hasidic Rebbe, Reb Zalman has masterfully integrated the authentic traditions of the Sufis and the Hasidim, in the manner of a “merging of two oceans”; NOW, THEREFORE it is with jubilation of heart that I hereby recognize the establishment of the Maimuniyya, as a new order of Hasidic Sufism, reviving the tradition of the Egyptian Hasidic school and bearing the initiatory trans mission of the Sufi Order in the West, whereby it is vested with the baraka of Hazrat Inayat Khan and the fourfold chain of Pir-o-murshidan preceding him

Secretly seduced by science, Hasidic atheists lead a …

| July 17, 2018

The moment Solomon lost his faith, he was standing on the D train, swaying back and forth with its movement as if in prayer. But it wasnt a prayer book that the young law student was reading he had already been to synagogue, where he had wrapped himself in the leather thongs that bound him to Orthodox Judaism, laying phylacteries and reciting the prayers three times daily

Belz Hasidic Dynasty – Jewish Virtual Library

| July 16, 2018

The Belz family is one of the most important Hasidic dynasties of Galicia, so called after the township where it took up residence. The founder of the dynasty, SHALOM ROKE’A (17791855), came from a distinguished family descended from R. Eleazer Roke’a of Amsterdam

Souls on Fire: Portraits and Legends of Hasidic Masters …

| July 10, 2018

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Hasidic Judaism – jewishvirtuallibrary.org

| July 6, 2018

The Hasidic movement started in the 1700’s (CE) in Eastern Europe in response to a void felt by many average observant Jews of the day.

Orthodox Judaism: Hasidism – Jewish Virtual Library

| July 5, 2018

The Hasidic movement started in the 1700’s (CE) in Eastern Europe in response to a void felt by many average observant Jews of the day. The founder of Hasidism, Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov (referred to as the “Besht,” an acronym of his name) was a great scholar and mystic, devoted to both the revealed, outer aspect, and hidden, inner aspect of Torah.

Hasidic leaders sharply limit members’ web, smartphone use …

| June 16, 2018

Community in Conflict: Hasidic Jews & Tech Part 2: Many Hasidic Jewish communities in New York and neighboring New Jersey forbid the use of smartphones, social media and technology. Why? The answer may come from a watershed moment in the Hasidic culture, where ultra-Orthodox Jewish leaders held a summit in Citi Field to condemn technology

Insular Hasidic Jews struggle to preserve customs as legal …

| June 16, 2018

Community in Conflict: Hasidic Jews & Education Part 1: Some Americans may not realize that Hasidic Jews shun many common secular practices widely accepted across cultural and national borders, including the basics of education. For example, there are several yeshivas, or Hasidic Jewish schools, in the New York area that only teach subjects in Yiddish

Tish (Hasidic celebration) – Wikipedia

| March 27, 2018

A tish (Yiddish: , pl.

Hasidic Jews cheer as they cover up TV screen showing in …

| March 27, 2018

A group of Hasidic Jews cheered as one of their group covered up a screen showing ‘Music and Lyrics’ onboard a flight.


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