Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz: “An uninterrupted flow”

 

Rabbi Steinsaltz said: 

The tradition of the Chain of Receiving (Shalshelet Ha-Kabbalah), is basically the tradition of Jewish leadership.

It is a listing of a certain number of the more prominent persons who were bearers of the light of knowledge.

It does not deny that there were others who also carried it.

The point of the chain is that there was a continuity, an uninterrupted flow.

–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz

 

From “Parabola”

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