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Ariel Evan Mayse

Ariel Evan Mayse is an assistant professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Stanford University. He is completing a book on the Maggid of Mezheritch’s thought and theology of language.

The Alter Rebbe

Ariel Evan Mayse

In Immanuel Etkes's new biography, we meet the young Shneur Zalman shortly after the death of his master Rabbi Dov Ber Friedman, known as the Maggid (or preacher) of Mezheritch in 1772.