Somewhere a Master: Hasidic Portraits and Legends

Somewhere a Master: Hasidic Portraits and Legends

by Elie Wiesel
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0671441701

ISBN-13: 2900671441707

Pub. Date: 10/28/1982

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group

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

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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 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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ISBN-13:
2900671441707
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/28/1982
Pages:
336

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

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