Holy Brother: Inspiring Stories and Enchanted Tales about Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach [NOOK Book]

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Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach was one of the most original and inspired Jewish personalities of the twentieth century. In this incredible volume, Yitta Halberstam Mandelbaum, a devoted student of Reb Shlomo, gathers dozens of stories about this charismatic, loving Jewish leader. The episodes retold here by Reb Shlomo's followers and admirers underscore his unfailing generosity, his capacity to love unconditionally, and his desire to reconnect every Jew with his or her heritage. As a whole, the collection reveals how ...
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Holy Brother: Inspiring Stories and Enchanted Tales about Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

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Overview

Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach was one of the most original and inspired Jewish personalities of the twentieth century. In this incredible volume, Yitta Halberstam Mandelbaum, a devoted student of Reb Shlomo, gathers dozens of stories about this charismatic, loving Jewish leader. The episodes retold here by Reb Shlomo's followers and admirers underscore his unfailing generosity, his capacity to love unconditionally, and his desire to reconnect every Jew with his or her heritage. As a whole, the collection reveals how many individuals were touched by Reb Shlomo, and serves as a moving tribute to the man many consider a tzaddik (righteous one).
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461628798
  • Publisher: Aronson, Jason Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/30/2002
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 246
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Yitta Halberstam Mandelbaum is the great-great-granddaughter of the Sanzer Rebbe, a nineteenth-century hasidic master whose teachings were brought to the American Jewish public and popularized by Shlomo Carlebach. She pursued graduate studies in American Literature at New York University, and taught Literature of the Holocaust at Baruch College. She has also worked as a newspaper reporter, writer for a nationally syndicated radio program, public relations director, press aide, and high school English teacher. Published since the age of nine, her work has appeared in more than 50 Anglo/Jewish publications and secular magazines such as Parade, Working Woman, Money, and New York. Currently, she serves as Director of Programming, Education, and Public Affairs for a non-profit organization. She resides in Brooklyn with her husband and children.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction
Biography
The House of Love and Prayer 1
Everyone Is Precious 19
Master of the Moment 37
Keeper of the Flame 51
The Holy Beggar of West End Avenue 75
The Holiness of Children 89
You Never Know! 95
The Child Is Father of the Man 115
The Rabbi of Love 123
Never Say No! 155
The Right Place at the Right Time 169
Blessing the Opposition 179
Harmony to the World 189
Epilogue 193
Glossary of Yiddish and Hebrew Words 195
Contributors 201
Index 205
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2002

    The highest of the high

    This collection of stories from the life of one of the greatest figures of the modern Jewish world is a constant source of inspiration and delight. Shlomo was not only a holy man, but he was a great innovator in many ways.He reached out to Jews who no one else reached out to.He had a great love for each and everyone he met. One of his great pupils, the holy Dovid Herzberg Z"l taught in much the same way, greeting each one with sever panim yafot, and making each human being feel worthwhile. The Jewish world was given new strength by Shlomo's effort to teach us how to be in simcha tamid, to always be in joy. This present book is a very fine collection of the many stories about Shlomo.It is exceptionally well written .It is not a biography and does not tell the true Shlomo story , does not really probe into the heart of this complex figure.But it does evoke and describe the legendary Shlomo, the giver to one and all,the non- stop tsaddik . I highly recommend this book to anyone who wishes to sense the holiness of life.

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