Somewhere a Master: Hasidic Portraits and Legends [NOOK Book]

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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 Ba’al 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 ...
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Somewhere a Master: Hasidic Portraits and Legends

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Overview

The compassion of Reb Moshe-Leib, the vision of the Seer of Lublin, the wisdom of Reb Pinhas, the warmth of the Ba’al 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 Wiesel’s 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.


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This remarkable sequel to Souls on Fire provides portraits of nine Hasidic masters who revitalize Judaism with their joyous and proud faith in man and God.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307806406
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/12/2011
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Elie Wiesel
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.


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    1. Also Known As:
      Eliezer Wiesel (full name)
    2. Hometown:
      New York, New York
    1. Date of Birth:
      September 30, 1928
    2. Place of Birth:
      Sighet, Romania
    1. Education:
      La Sorbonne

Table of Contents

Pinhas of Koretz 11
Aharon of Karlin 29
Wolfe of Zbarazh 51
Barukh of Medzibozh 73
Moshe-Leib of Sassov 95
The holy seer of Lublin 115
Meir of Premishlan 139
Naphtali of Ropshitz 158
The school of Worke 175
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