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Hasidic Tales: Annotated & Explained
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Hasidic Tales: Annotated & Explained

by Rami Shapiro (Translator), Andrew Harvey (Foreword by)
 

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Breathes new life into classic stories from people who so marvelously combined the mystical and the ordinary. Rabbi Rami serves as an expert guide to these wise and meaningful stories that can help further your own spiritual awakening.

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Breathes new life into classic stories from people who so marvelously combined the mystical and the ordinary. Rabbi Rami serves as an expert guide to these wise and meaningful stories that can help further your own spiritual awakening.

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Library Journal
This volume is another entry in Skylight Paths' valuable Annotated & Explained series, which has included, thus far, spiritual sources such as the Bhagavad Gita and the Gospel of Thomas. A congregational rabbi and author, Shapiro (Minyan; Wisdom of the Jewish Sages) provides an excellent introduction and anthology of exemplary tales from the Hasidic tradition: he well understands the paradox, wit, and irony inherent in the teaching style of the Hasid. As he reminds us in the introduction, one of the crucial strands of the Jewish faith is its ability to carry forward its ideas in memory and story, and, among the Hasids, anecdotes, fables, and fragments of biography are alive with meaning. Highly recommended. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
From the Publisher

"Like an seasoned Hasid from the emerging future paradigm, Rami tells the stories from the heart. His insightful comments help the contemporary intellect to realize what the soul intuitively knows."
Rabbi Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi, author of Wrapped in a Holy Flame and First Steps to a New Jewish Spirit

"Rami Shapiro has given us two gifts, an illuminating contemporary rendering of this timeless spiritual classic, along with commentary of everyday, personal stories that reveal the joy-filled wisdom. I loved it!"
Sylvia Boorstein, author of That's Funny, You Don’t Look Buddhist

"Brings alive the holy sparks of spirituality in modern Judaism, offering practical, clear exercises designed to reawaken and nurture one’s soul. This is an essential guide for anyone who wishes to tap the wellsprings of the heart of Jewish practice."
Rabbi David A. Cooper, author of Silence, Simplicity & Solitude

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781893361867
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
10/01/2003
Series:
SkyLight Illuminations Series
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
739,505
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.66(d)

Meet the Author

Rabbi Rami Shapiro a renowned teacher of spirituality across faith traditions and a noted theologian, is a popular speaker on the topics of Judaism, theology and spirituality. He is author of the award-winning Proverbs: Annotated & Explained; Tanya, the Masterpiece of Hasidic Wisdom:Selections Annotated & Explained; Hasidic Tales: Annotated and Explained; The Hebrew Prophets: Selections Annotated & Explained; among other books.

Rabbi Rami Shapiro is available to speak on the following topics:

  • Stop Playing God: 12 Steps as Spiritual Practice
  • Biblical Wisdom for Postbiblical Times: An Exploration of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Job
  • The Sacred Art of Lovingkindness: Cultivating Compassion in Daily Life
  • Hasidic Wisdom: An Exploration of Hasidic Storytelling, Theology and Contemplative Practice
  • Saints and Sages: Biblical Prophets, Ancient Rabbis and the Building of a Just World

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