The Tales of Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav

The Tales of Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav

The Tales of Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav features select pieces from the original work together with Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz's elucidating commentary to help the reader discover layer upon layer of meaning in this classic work.

Author: Adin Steinsaltz

Publisher: Maggid

ISBN: 1592643000

Category: Religion

Page: 186

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Rabbi Nachman's tales are considered the peak of his creative life for their form, content, and profound, underlying ideas. Transcribed by Rabbi Natan (Sternharz) of Bratslav, Rabbi Nachman's chief desciple, they are a mixture of intellectual and poetic imagination, fairy tales rooted in Kabbalistic symbolism and Biblical and Talmudic sources. The Tales of Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav features select pieces from the original work together with Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz's elucidating commentary to help the reader discover layer upon layer of meaning in this classic work.
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The Seven Beggars Other Kabbalistic Tales of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov

The Seven Beggars   Other Kabbalistic Tales of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov

This collection presents Rebbe Nachman's beloved teachings, translated by Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan and accompanied by illuminating commentary drawn from the works of Rebbe Nachman's pupils.

Author: Naḥman (of Bratslav)

Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing

ISBN: 9781580232500

Category: Religion

Page: 153

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For centuries, spiritual teachers have told stories to convey lessons about God and perceptions of the world around us. Hasidic master Rebbe Nachman of Breslov perfected this teaching method through his captivating and entertaining stories which are fast-moving, richly structured, and filled with penetrating insights. This collection presents Rebbe Nachman's beloved teachings, translated by Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan and accompanied by illuminating commentary drawn from the works of Rebbe Nachman's pupils. With a preface by Rabbi Chaim Kramer, this important work brings authentic interpretations of Rebbe Nachman's stories to English-speaking readers, allowing them to see the rich heritage of Torah and Kabbalah that underlies each word of his teachings. (Previously published in hardcover by Breslov Research Institute as Rabbi Nachman's Stories [ISBN 0-930213-02-5].)
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Rabbi Nachman s Stories

Rabbi Nachman s Stories

Rabbi Kaplan's translation is accompanied by a masterful commentary drawn from the works of Rebbe Nachman's pupils. For the first time the English-speaking reader has access to authentic interpretations of the stories.

Author: Naḥman (of Bratslav)

Publisher: Breslov Research Inst

ISBN: STANFORD:36105002298870

Category: Religion

Page: 552

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The Sages always told stories to convey some of the deepest secrets about God and His relation to the creation. Rebbe Nachman practiced this ancient method to perfection. More elaborate than any of his previous teachings, the stories are fast-moving, richly structured and filled with penetrating insights -- while spellbinding and entertaining. Rabbi Kaplan's translation is accompanied by a masterful commentary drawn from the works of Rebbe Nachman's pupils. For the first time the English-speaking reader has access to authentic interpretations of the stories.
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Intertextuality in the Tales of Rabbi Nahman of Bratslav

Intertextuality in the Tales of Rabbi Nahman of Bratslav

This book - the first scholarly work on all thirteen tales in Rabbi Nahman of Bratslav's "Sippurey Ma'asiyot" - draws upon the concept of "intertextuality" to explain how Nahman defines his theology of redemption and encourages an ...

Author: Marianne Schleicher

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004158900

Category: Religion

Page: 664

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This book - the first scholarly work on all thirteen tales in Rabbi Nahman of Bratslav's "Sippurey Ma'asiyot" - draws upon the concept of "intertextuality" to explain how Nahman defines his theology of redemption and encourages an appropriation of his religious world-view.
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The Tales of Rabbi Nachman

The Tales of Rabbi Nachman

Martin Buber, one of the great spiritual figures of the twentieth-century, has recreated and introduced, together with an essay on Jewish mysticism, the classic tales of Rabbi Nachman of Bratzlav, whom Buber describes as "perhaps the last ...

Author: Martin Buber

Publisher:

ISBN: 0285640429

Category:

Page: 224

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Buber retells in his own words the classic tales of Rabbi Nachman of Bratzlav, thereby highlighting the spiritual verve and imagination of Hasidism.
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The Lost Princess Other Kabbalistic Tales of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov

The Lost Princess   Other Kabbalistic Tales of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov

This collection presents the wisdom of Rebbe Nachman, translated by Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan and accompanied by illuminating commentary drawn from the works of Rebbe Nachman s pupils.

Author: Naḥman (of Bratslav)

Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing

ISBN: IND:30000101129256

Category: History

Page: 337

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Discover the hidden secrets of Torah and Kabbalah through the captivating stories of Rebbe Nachman, accompanied by commentary drawn from the works of his pupils. Entertaining, fast-moving, brilliantly structured and filled with penetrating insights.
Categories: History

Beggars and Prayers

Beggars and Prayers

Author: ʻAdin Shṭainzalts

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:941601260

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A Palace of Pearls

A Palace of Pearls

Vibrant, wise, and provocative, this book is a must-read for any lover of fairy tales and fables.

Author: Howard Schwartz

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190243579

Category: Religion

Page: 368

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Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav (1772-1810) is widely considered to be one of the foremost visionary storytellers of the Hasidic movement. The great-grandson of the Ba'al Shem Tov, founder of the movement, Rabbi Nachman came to be regarded as a great figure and leader in his own right, guiding his followers on a spiritual path inspired by Kabbalah. In the last four years of his life he turned to storytelling, crafting highly imaginative, allegorical tales for his Hasidim. Three-time National Jewish Book Award winner Howard Schwartz has masterfully compiled the most extensive collection of Nachman's stories available in English. In addition to the well-known Thirteen Tales, including "The Lost Princess" and "The Seven Beggars," Schwartz has included over one hundred narratives in the various genres of fairy tales, fables, parables, dreams, and folktales, many of them previously unknown or believed lost. One such story is the carefully guarded "Tale of the Bread," which was never intended to be written down and was only to be shared with those Bratslavers who could be trusted not to reveal it. Eventually recorded by Rabbi Nachman's scribe, the tale has maintained its mythical status as a "hidden story." With utmost reverence and unfettered delight, Schwartz has carefully curated A Palace of Pearls alongside masterful commentary that guides the reader through the Rabbi's spiritual mysticism and uniquely Kabbalistic approach, ultimately revealing Rabbi Nachman to be a literary heavyweight in the vein of Gogol and Kafka. Vibrant, wise, and provocative, this book is a must-read for any lover of fairy tales and fables.
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The Tales of Rabbi Nachman

The Tales of Rabbi Nachman

Without a doubt , though , the storyteller par excellence of this genre was the holy
Rabbi Nachman of Breslov . He not only retold well - known stories , telling them
in their right orders , but created his own completely novel tales . Besides the ...

Author: Naḥman (of Bratslav)

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000108592340

Category: Hasidic parables

Page: 205

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Categories: Hasidic parables

The Tales

The Tales

The fascinating sacred tales of Rabbi Nahman (1772-1810) are presented to the world in the most authentic translations ever accomplished.

Author: Nahman Ben Simcha (of Bratslav)

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 0809121034

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 340

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The fascinating sacred tales of Rabbi Nahman (1772-1810) are presented to the world in the most authentic translations ever accomplished.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Burnt Books

Burnt Books

Part of the Jewish Encounter series Rodger Kamenetz, acclaimed author of The Jew in the Lotus, has long been fascinated by the mystical tales of the Hasidic master Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav.

Author: Rodger Kamenetz

Publisher: Schocken

ISBN: 9780307379337

Category: Religion

Page: 368

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Part of the Jewish Encounter series Rodger Kamenetz, acclaimed author of The Jew in the Lotus, has long been fascinated by the mystical tales of the Hasidic master Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav. And for many years he has taught a course in Prague on Franz Kafka. The more he thought about their lives and writings, the more aware he became of unexpected connections between them. Kafka was a secular artist fascinated by Jewish mysticism, and Rabbi Nachman was a religious mystic who used storytelling to reach out to secular Jews. Both men died close to age forty of tuberculosis. Both invented new forms of storytelling that explore the search for meaning in an illogical, unjust world. Both gained prominence with the posthumous publication of their writing. And both left strict instructions at the end of their lives that their unpublished books be burnt. Kamenetz takes his ideas on the road, traveling to Kafka’s birthplace in Prague and participating in the pilgrimage to Uman, the burial site of Rabbi Nachman visited by thousands of Jews every Jewish new year. He discusses the hallucinatory intensity of their visions and offers a rich analysis of Nachman’s and Kafka’s major works, revealing uncanny similarities in the inner lives of these two troubled and beloved figures, whose creative and religious struggles have much to teach us about the significant role played by the imagination in the Jewish spiritual experience.
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A Marriage Made in Heaven

A Marriage Made in Heaven

Weinreich goes on to complicate and qualify his differentiation of Hebrew and
Yiddish functions through the relatively simple distinction between speech and
writing, noting that, after all, the tales of Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav were often ...

Author: Naomi Seidman

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780520358157

Category:

Page: 174

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With remarkably original formulations, Naomi Seidman examines the ways that Hebrew, the Holy Tongue, and Yiddish, the vernacular language of Ashkenazic Jews, came to represent the masculine and feminine faces, respectively, of Ashkenazic Jewish culture. Her sophisticated history is the first book-length exploration of the sexual politics underlying the "marriage" of Hebrew and Yiddish, and it has profound implications for understanding the centrality of language choices and ideologies in the construction of modern Jewish identity. Seidman particularly examines this sexual-linguistic system as it shaped the work of two bilingual authors, S.Y. Abramovitsh, the "grand-father" of modern Hebrew and Yiddish literature; and Dvora Baron, the first modern woman writer in Hebrew (and a writer in Yiddish as well). She also provides an analysis of the roles that Hebrew "masculinity" and Yiddish "femininity" played in the Hebrew-Yiddish language wars, the divorce that ultimately ended the marriage between the languages. Theorists have long debated the role of mother and father in the child's relationship to language. Seidman presents the Ashkenazic case as an illuminating example of a society in which "mother tongue" and "father tongue" are clearly differentiated. Her work speaks to important issues in contemporary scholarship, including the psychoanalysis of language acquisition, the feminist critique of Zionism, and the nexus of women's studies and Yiddish literary history. This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1997.
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The Revealed and Hidden Writings of Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav

The Revealed and Hidden Writings of Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav

In this context, the secret story, “The Story of the Armor,” is discussed. The book ends with a colorful description of Bratzlav Hasidism in the 21st century.

Author: Zvi Mark

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110407778

Category: Religion

Page: 395

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Zvi Mark uncovers previously unknown and never-before-discussed aspects of Rabbi Nachman’s personal spiritual world. The first section of the book, Revelation, explores Rabbi Nachman’s spiritual revelations, personal trials and spiritual experiments. Among the topics discussed is the powerful “Story of the Bread,” wherein Rabbi Nachman receives the Torah as did Moses on Mount Sinai– a story that was kept secret for 200 years. The second section of the book, Rectification, is dedicated to the rituals of rectification that Rabbi Nachman established. These are, principally, the universal rectification, the rectification for a nocturnal emission and the rectification to be performed during pilgrimage to his grave. In this context, the secret story, “The Story of the Armor,” is discussed. The book ends with a colorful description of Bratzlav Hasidism in the 21st century.
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Gems of Rabbi Nachman

Gems of Rabbi Nachman

Rebbe Nachman's wit and charm, profound wisdom and insight shine through clearly in this convenient, pocket-sized selection of teachings, sayings, stories and parables. Includes a bio-graphical sketch and supplementary information.

Author: Naḥman (of Bratslav)

Publisher: Breslov Research Institute

ISBN: STANFORD:36105008859014

Category: Hasidic parables

Page: 180

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Rebbe Nachman's wit and charm, profound wisdom and insight shine through clearly in this convenient, pocket-sized selection of teachings, sayings, stories and parables. Includes a bio-graphical sketch and supplementary information.
Categories: Hasidic parables

The Chambers of the Palace

The Chambers of the Palace

The Chambers of the Palace was designed by Shulman to be accessible to a wide audience, especially those who are not intensely involved with chasidic thought. This is not a pietistic tract or a scholarly study.

Author: Naḥman (of Bratslav)

Publisher: Jason Aronson

ISBN: UOM:39015029196980

Category: Religion

Page: 275

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Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav (1772-1810), great-grandson of the founder of Chasidism, the Baal Shem Tov, was a pivotal figure in the history of Jewish spirituality. The Chambers of the Palace is an anthology of the teachings of Rabbi Nachman, compiled and translated by the highly regarded young scholar, Y. David Shulman. Shulman writes, "Rabbi Nachman was a poet, an individualist, a man who operated through his heart, a man filled with passion, a man filled with the youthful fire of breaking through all structures in order to get to God, not a man who wished to consolidate structures. The Chambers of the Palace was designed by Shulman to be accessible to a wide audience, especially those who are not intensely involved with chasidic thought. This is not a pietistic tract or a scholarly study. It is a rich collection of gems, drawn from the spectrum of Rabbi Nachman's teachings, including formal offerings, informal advice, symbolic tales, parables, dreams, and visions. We discover Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav to be an impassioned master of the spirit, a teller of inspired tales, and as Shulman writes, "a singer of the romantic relationship between each individual, no matter what level, and God." Rabbi Nachman is a paradoxical figure. He was an ecstatic seeker and a tortured soul, an ordinary human and a transcendent master, a teacher who spoke both oracularly and simply. He has become known for his teachings, his tales, his persona, his creativity, his intensity, his closeness, and his distance. Included in The Chambers of the Palace are such classic tales as "The Prince Who Thought He Was a Turkey"; caustic social and religious criticism such as "Praying for the Sake of a Cat"; visions such as "In Two Worlds at Once"; and teachings on a wide range of subjects including the essential self, coming to God, self-improvement, simplicity, despair and joy, song, humor, marriage, sexuality, exile and redemption, holy days, and the land of Israel. The Chambers of the Palace: Teachings of Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav is a welcoming and welcomed doorway to the profound message of a giant of Jewish spirituality.
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Mystifying Kabbalah

Mystifying Kabbalah

As an introduction to The Tales of Rabbi Nachman, Buber published his short
essay “Jewish Mysticism”8 and a short summary of the life of Rabbi Nachman of
Bratslav. In his opening words he wrote that the essay on Jewish mysticism is
only ...

Author: Boaz Huss

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190086961

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 200

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Chapter 1: The modern concept of mysticism -- Chapter 2: Jewish mysticism and national theology -- Chapter 3: The new age of Kabbalah research -- Chapter 4: "Authorized guardians": the rejection of occult and contemporary Kabbalah -- Chapter 5: The mystification of Kabbalah: Abraham Abulafia in contemporary Kabbalah.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Golden Mountain

The Golden Mountain

Author: Naḥman (of Bratslav)

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 9781465578723

Category: Hasidism

Page: 357

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Categories: Hasidism

Tormented Master

Tormented Master

“If Hasidism begins in the life-enhancing spirituality of the Baal Shem Tov, it concludes in the tortuous, elitist and utterly fascinating career of Nahman of Bratslav (1722–1810) whose biography and teaching Arthur Green has set forth ...

Author: Arthur Green

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817369071

Category: History

Page: 395

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“If Hasidism begins in the life-enhancing spirituality of the Baal Shem Tov, it concludes in the tortuous, elitist and utterly fascinating career of Nahman of Bratslav (1722–1810) whose biography and teaching Arthur Green has set forth in his comprehensive, moving, and subtle study, Tormented Master. “Arthur Green has managed to lead us through the thickets of the Bratslaver discourse with a grace and facility thus far unequaled in the English language literature on Hasidism. Tormented Master is a model of clarity and percipience, balancing awed respect and honor for its subject with a ruthless pursuit of documented truth. . . . Tormented Master is sufficiently open to the agonies of religion in general and the issues of modern religion in particular to make Nahman a thinker utterly relevant to our time. “Nahman of Bratslav is unique in the history of Judaism, Green emphasizes, for having made the individual’s quest for intimacy with God the center of the religious way. He was a Kierkegaard before his time, believing in the utter abandon of the life of faith and the risk of paradoxicality. . . . He was, more than all others, the predecessor of Kafka, whose tales, like Nahman’s, have no explicit key and rankle, flush and irritate the spirit, compelling us—even in our failure to understand—to acknowledge their potency and challenge.” —New York Times
Categories: History

Jewish Mysticism

Jewish Mysticism

Author: Sheila A. Spector

Publisher: New York : Garland

ISBN: STANFORD:36105039837047

Category: Reference

Page: 399

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Jewish Spirituality

Jewish Spirituality

Chaim Kramer , Crossing the Narrow Bridge : A Practical Guide to Rebbe
Nachman ' s Teachings , ed . Moshe Mykoff ( New York : Breslov Research
Institute , 1989 ) , pp . 21 - 22 ; Rabbi Nachman ' s Stories , trans . Rabbi Aryeh
Kaplan ...

Author: Lewis D. Solomon

Publisher: Jason Aronson Incorporated

ISBN: IND:30000068557929

Category: Religion

Page: 329

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When we think about Judaism, we often focus on mechanical repetition and cookbook-like observances and rules. Yet, according to author Lewis D. Solomon, the ceremonies, rituals, and all the accompanying rules and regulations are the byways of Judaism, not its highways or its essence. For many, the ceremonies and rituals, although designed to open and touch the spiritual dimension of existence, often block their spiritual life and vitality. Jewish Spirituality: Revitalizing Judaism for the Twenty–First Century offers the vision of a personal, intimate experience of a living God as the source of health, joy, love, abundance, and wholeness. It is designed to help us meet and surmount our daily problems as well as the crises we all face in living and, ultimately, in dying. True to its practical orientation, Jewish Spirituality focuses on an approach to living that is liberating, promotes and unfolds our inner human possibilities, and helps us realize our highest self as well as those of others around us.
Categories: Religion