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מר שלמה מאיר מדבר על מר שושני

 מר שלמה מאיר מדבר על מר שושני: “זה תופעה פתאומית מהשמיים שהתישב בינינו, וסוף סוף נעלם”. תשמעו

 

Enigma

Elie Wiesel wrote: “Even if all his disciples, everywhere, were to begin speaking about him – and nobody else – we would not know more about who he really was, about what shadows he fled or sought, or the nature of his power and torment.”

“The words of the sages are like glowing embers”

Levinas says in an interview:
“I am extremely grateful for what I learned from him [Shoshani]. In a haggadic text of the treatise dessin-de-Jeruzolemski-217x300Pirke Avoth, there is this phrase: “The words of the sages are like glowing embers.” One can ask, why embers, why not flame? Because it only becomes a flame when one knows how to blow on it! I have hardly learned to blow. There are always great minds who contest this manner of blowing. They say, “You see, he draws out of the text what is not in the text. He forces a meaning into it.” But if one does it with Goethe, with Valery, with Corneille, the critics accept it. It appears more scandalous to them when one does it with regard to Scripture. And one has to have met Shoshani in order not to be convinced by these critical minds. Shoshani taught me: what is essential is that the meaning found merits, by its wisdom, the research that reveals it. That the text had suggested it to you.”

Elie Wiesel in an interview in 1978 talks about Shushani / Chouchani / Shoshani / שושני

books-elie-wiesel-1280x960In an interview of Elie Wiesel in 1978:

INTERVIEWER
What about Rav Mordechai Shushani? Where did you and he meet?

WIESEL
We met in Paris and I stayed with him for several years. He was a strange man. A genius who looked like a bum, or a clown. He pushed me to the abyss. But he believed in that. One day I am going to write a monograph about him. His concept was to shock, to shake you up, to push you further and further. If you don’t succeed, too bad. But you must risk it. If I had stayed with him longer, I don’t know what would have happened.

INTERVIEWER
Did he push anybody over the abyss?

WIESEL
He did. I heard stories later when I began picking up pieces looking for him. He did it with the best of intentions. Few people have had such an influence on my life as he did.

INTERVIEWER
Who were the others?

WIESEL
Here and there a teacher, a friend. But he is probably the strongest. He’s the opposite of Professor Saul Lieberman, who is no longer alive, but whom I considered to be the greatest Jewish scholar of his day. One cannot study the Talmud without the help of his commentaries. He was my friend and my teacher. Shushani, on the other hand, was not my friend. Surely he possessed a certain strength and power; so did Professor Lieberman—but his was not frightening.

How many published books were written thanks to Mister Shushani?

Professeur Shalom Rosenberg dit de son maitre MonsieurChouchani : “On n’imagine pas le nombre de livres parus qui lui doivent tout.”shalom rosenberg

Professor Shalom Rosenberg says about his Master Mister Shushani: “One can’t imagine how many published books were written only thanks to him”.

פרופסור שלום רוזנברג אומר על מורו מר שושני : “קשה לתפוס כמה ספרים שהוצאו לאור נכתבו אך ורק בזכותו”

Admiration of a tramp by Professor Emmanuel Levinas

cropped-Header-Emmanuel-Levinas3His disciple Emmanuel Levinas says about Mister Shushani that he was not impressed at first sight by the man. But after this first meeting he said “I don’t know what this man knows, but what I do know is that everything that I know – he also knows it.”
Levinas admired Shushani for the rest of his life.

תלמידו עמנואל לווינס מספר שכשראהו לראשונה לא  גםהתרשם ממראהו, אך לאחר פגישה זו אמר “איני יודע מה האיש הזה יודע, אבל מה שאני כן יודע : כל מה שאני יודע – הוא גם כן יודע”. לוינס העריץ את שושני עד סוף ימיו.

Son élève Emmanuel Levinas raconte que lorsqu’il l’a rencontré pour la première fois, il n’était à première vue pas très impressionné par le personnage.
Mais juste après cette rencontre il a dit “Je ne sais pas ce que cet homme sait, mais ce que je sais c’est : tout ce que je sais – il le sait aussi.”
Levinas a admiré Chouchani jusqu’à la fin de sa vie.

Shoshani’s theory about the truth

Professor Shalom Rosenberg says about his Master Mister Shoshani: “He had a theory about the mystification of the truth. He thought that one should play cards with the truth, that truth maintains mysterious ties with imposture, that it can only be seized obliquely, by contortion, by surprise, by concealment, by misunderstanding. He liked anonymity, despised the honors, felt free and unattached. Somehow, he was a religious Jewish anarchist.” (in the book of Shlomo Malka about Shoshani).

Professeur Shalom Rosenberg dit de son Maitre Monsieur Chouchani : “Il avait une théorie sur la mystification de la vérité. Il pensait qu’il faut jouer aux cartes avec la vérité, que la vérité entretient des liens mystérieux avec l’imposture, qu’elle ne peut être saisie que de manière oblique, par la contorsion, par la surprise, par la dissimulation, par le malentendu. Il aimait l’anonymat, méprisait les honneurs, se sentait libre et sans attaches. D’une certaine manière, c’était un juif religieux anarchiste.” (rapporté dans le livre de Shlomo Malka sur Chouchani).

 

Our movie about Monsieur Chouchani – Mr. Shoshani – מר שושני

We are producing a movie about Mr. Shoshani / Monsieur Chouchani / מר שושני



It’s almost done. We are looking for the last funds in order to complete the editing and the animated parts of this film. Email: contactfilm AT chouchani.com 





​The film director Michael Grynszpan and the production team will be very grateful to you if you want to participate in the production.
Anyone who’ll support our efforts by donating any amount will have his name added to the credits at the end of the film.

 אנחנו מפיקים סרט תעודי על מר שושני - אנחנו עושים תחקיר מקיף על חייו ועל לימודיו. 

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Nous produisons un film sur Monsieur Chouchani / Mister Shushani. Nous avons fait des découvertes uniques sur cet homme exceptionnel.

Le film est quasiment prêt maintenant. Nous sommes en train de finir le montage mais nous sommes toujours à la recherche de financement pour inclure quelques scènes d’animation. Si vous souhaiter participer à notre effort de production de ce film, vous pouvez le faire ici par ce lien, tous ceux qui donneront auront leur nom au générique de fin du film.





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