In conversation with a friend he relayed to me that after working for a long period of time on producing a chiddush or novel torah insight, once the chiddush is completed he often feels a profound sadness or depression. I am curious if any published Rabbis have written about similar experiences related to post-chiddush emotions (positive or negative).

  • His own chiddush or hearing someone else's? What about a case where one rabbi taught or "prompted" a student on chiddushim and his student delivered the drasha in public? – DanF Aug 8 '17 at 13:35
  • @DanF producing his own (I made an edit). I'm not sure what you are referring to in terms of 'prompting' – rikitikitembo Aug 8 '17 at 13:55
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    I wonder if that is his Yetzer Horah trying to ruin his extreme joy after working on his Chidushei Torah – Earl Aug 8 '17 at 14:02
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    It seems pretty normal to feel sad/bored/lost after completing a project which was energizing your life. The Talmid Chakham was getting "high" on the thrill of study and now needs a new topic to engage with. – Double AA Aug 8 '17 at 15:59
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