Tales of the Righteous

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-02-15
  • Publisher: Gefen Books
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Throughout the Generations, Jews have been inspired and guided by the tales of gedolim, our great masters of piety and wisdom. Simcha Raz's Tales of the Righteous, newly translated by Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins, brings the lives of these masters to life. Raz's pithy vignettes and awe-inspiring tales show that together with their brilliance in Torah study, these rabbis were also paragons of sensitive, ethical behavior. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Simcha Raz is a well-known Israeli author and educator. He has an MA in public administration from Hebrew University and rabbinic ordination from Merkaz HaRav Kook Yeshivah in Jerusalem. He is the author of many popular books on aggadic and Hasidic themes, several of which have appeared in English translation, including A Tzaddik in Our Time (1972), Hasidic Wisdom: Saying from the Jewish Sages (1997), and The Torah's Seventy Faces (2005). Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins is an internationally known speaker and author, rabbi emeritus of The Jewish Center of Princeton, NJ. He coauthored Chicken Soup for the Jewish Soul, among his thirty-five books and hundreds of published articles. His most recent books are Jewish Stories from Heaven and Earth and Simple Actions for Jews to Help Green the Planet.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
Preface by the Author of the Hebrew Editionp. ix
Preface by the Translatorp. xiii
Angerp. 1
Authors and Booksp. 4
Body and Soulp. 9
Character Traits (Midot)p. 13
The Coming of the Messiahp. 22
Confessionp. 26
Desirep. 29
Eating and Drinkingp. 32
Emotionp. 38
Eretz Yisraelp. 40
Faith and Trustp. 44
Fear of Heavenp. 48
Giving Advicep. 52
Honorp. 55
Humilityp. 57
In the Presence of Godp. 65
Interpersonal Relationshipsp. 70
The Jewish Peoplep. 76
Joy and Sadnessp. 80
Judging on the Side of Meritp. 83
Kindness and Compassionp. 89
Life and Deathp. 95
Life Pathsp. 98
Mitzvotp. 105
Moneyp. 109
Parents and Childrenp. 115
Prayerp. 120
Rabbi and Leaderp. 128
Repentance and Regretp. 135
The Rewards of Dancingp. 140
Shabbat and Festivalsp. 143
Sincerityp. 154
Songs and Melodiesp. 164
Sustenancep. 170
Thought and Speechp. 176
Torah Studyp. 179
Truth and Falsehoodp. 190
Tzaddikp. 193
Tzedakahp. 196
Uniqueness of the Jewish Peoplep. 207
Ups and Downsp. 212
Urgesp. 215
Wisdomp. 219
This World and the Nextp. 222
About the Authorp. 230
About the Translatorp. 231
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