Heart Afire : Stories and Teachings of the Early Hasidic Masters: The Circles of the Ba'al Shem Tov and the Maggid of Mezritch

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-05-01
  • Publisher: Univ of Nebraska Pr

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The latest book from the founder of the Jewish Renewal movement. The interpretations in A Heart Afire are as rich and meaningful as the teachings and tales themselves in this intimate guided tour of Hasidism and Hasidic storytelling led by Reb Zalman, an old-world Hasidic elder who is also profoundly connected to modern culture. As a bridge between both worlds, Reb Zalman, and his student Netanel Miles-Yepez, introduce the reader to rare and unique translations of Hasidism with their own personal reflections on their meaning. This book gives the readers the opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of Hasidic wisdom and narrative and in the teachings of a modern Hasidic master.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xi
A Note to the Readerp. xiii
Introductionp. xvii
The Hidden Tradition and the Ba'al Shem Tov
A Hidden Light: The Ba'alei Shem and the Hidden Tzaddikimp. 3
A Heart Afire: The Revelation of the Ba'al Shem Tovp. 25
The Wheel of Fate and Fortune: Whispers of the Ba'al Shem Tovp. 67
The Circle of the Ba'al Shem and the Maggid of Mezritch
A Knowledge of Fire: Adel Ashkenazi, the Daughter of the Ba'al Shem Tovp. 107
Awake in the Dark of Night: Pinhas of Koretz, the Silent Sagep. 127
A Bear in the Forest: Dov Bear, the Maggid of Mezritchp. 151
The Thirteenth Gate: The Great Maggid and the Voice of the Shekhinahp. 193
The Circle of the Maggid and The Rebbe King
The Heavens of the Angel: The Lonely Path of Avraham the Malakhp. 235
Beggars and Kings: Elimelekh of Lizhensk and His Brother, Zushya of Anipolp. 275
The King's Counsel: In the Court of the Rebbe Reb Melekhp. 305
Epilogue: The Three Pillarsp. 335
Appendix: The Tree of Lifep. 337
Notesp. 339
Glossaryp. 373
Bibliographyp. 383
About the Authorsp. 391
How This Book Was Writtenp. 393
Indexp. 395
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