Edited by Andrew Harvey Translated by: Rabbi Rami Shapiro (191 Pages)Publisher: SkyLight Paths, 2004
The legendary tales of the impassioned Hasidic rabbis, with facing-page commentary that brings the text to life. In Hasidic Tales Annotated & Explained, Rabbi Rami Shapiro breathes new life into these classic stories of people who so marvelously combined the mystical and the ordinary. Each demonstrates the spiritual power of unabashed joy, offers lessons for leading a holy life, and reminds you that the Divine can be found in the everyday.
Rabbi Shapiro presents these tales as stories rather than parables, making them accessible and meaningful. Experience the wisdom of Hasidism firsthand. This edition offers insightful yet unobtrusive commentary that explains theological concepts, introduces major characters, offers clarifying references and reveals how to use the Hasidic tales to further spiritual awakening.