This volume gives a vital and intimate picture of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov (1772-1810). It is the most important sourcebook we have about the life of this outstanding sage, mystic, leader and teacher, by the one who knew him best, his closest pupil, Rabbi Nathan. A faithful translation of the Hebrew, it contains a wealth of biographical information, anecdotes, sayings and conversations, and even dreams and visions. This edition includes numerous additional passages from manuscript sources never before published even in Hebrew.
The picture of Rabbi Nachman that emerges is of one who, while being a man of flesh and blood, lived on an entirely different plane from other people. One of a small number of Jewish leaders who stand alone men of awesome stature, whose mission was universal. Rabbi Nachman of Breslov was such a Tzaddik.