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Somewhere a Master: Hasidic Portraits and Legends

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The compassion of Reb Moshe-Leib, the vision of the Seer of Lublin, the wisdom of Reb Pinhas, the warmth of the Baal Shem Tov, the humor of Reb Naphtali-to their followers these sages appeared as kings, judges, and prophets. They communicated joy and wonder and fervor to the men and women who came to them in the depths of despair. They brought love and compassion to the persecuted Jews of Russia, Ukraine, Poland, and Lithuania. For Jews who felt abandoned and forsaken by God, these Hasidic masters incarnated an irresistible call to help and salvation. The Rebbe combats sorrow with exuberance. He defeats resignation by exalting belief. He creates happiness so as not to yield to the sadness around him. He tells stories to escape the temptations of irreducible silence.

It is Elie Wiesels unique gift to make the lives and tales of these great teachers as compelling now as they were in a different time and place. In the tradition of Hasidism itself, he leaves others to struggle with questions of justice, mercy, and vengeance, providing us instead with eternal truths and unshakable faith.

About the Author

Elie Wiesel was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986. The author of more than forty internationally acclaimed works of fiction and nonfiction, he is Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities and University Professor at Boston University.

Table of Contents

Pinhas of Koretz

Aharon of Karlin

Wolfe of Zbarazh

Barukh of Medzibozh

Moshe-Leib of Sassov

The Holy Seer of Lublin

Meir of Premishlan

Naphtali of Ropshitz

The School of Worke

Afterword

Glossary

Synchronology

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805211870
Translator:
Wiesel, Marion
Publisher:
Schocken Books Inc
Translator:
Wiesel, Marion
Author:
Wiesel, Elie
Subject:
General
Subject:
Judaism - History
Subject:
Judaism - Hasidism
Subject:
Hasidim
Subject:
Judaism - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20050631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.02x5.26x.61 in. .53 lbs.

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Religion » Judaism » Hasidism
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