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The World of a Hasidic Master: Levi Yitzhak of Berditchev Paperback – July 1, 1977

ISBN-13: 978-1568212395 ISBN-10: 1568212399

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 226 pages
  • Publisher: Jason Aronson (July 1977)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1568212399
  • ISBN-13: 978-1568212395
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,719,015 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Shalom Freedman HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on June 3, 2005
Format: Paperback
I want to thank Shalom Spencer for sending me this book, and giving me the chance to read it, and now review it. I also would thank Shalom for his reading of many of my reviews, and giving me the sense that in writing them I am not simply acting in vain.

This work tells the story of one of the greatest of all Hasidic Rabbis, Rabbi Levi Yitzhak of Berditchev.

The Berditchever is known as the great advocate and defender of the Jewish people. His path was a path of kindness and mercy, and seeing the good in people even where they were acting questionably.

This book retells many of the most well- known stories of his great and often miraculous deeds of kindness.

It also provides a basic history , tracing his story as he moved from Zholikov to Pinsk to Berditchev. It shows the difficulties he faced including those caused by the religious establishment which was opposed to Hasidism. The Berditchever suffered much in his life including the loss of his beloved son Rebbe Meir.

In one early incident in the book where he suffers at not being able to pray in a certain place Dresner writes of him," He burst into tears and wept until he cried his heart out over the sorrow of the Divine Presence, and he fell in a faint. Then he saw the glory of God in all its splendor and heard the words: "Be strong, My son! Great suffering will come upon you, but have no fear for I shall be with you.."

In all his wanderings in this world and through mystical visions in the next the Berditchever clung to God, and gave an example of the deepest devekut (adherence to God) and love of God.

Dresner tells the story of this great lover of God and Israel very well.

An inspiring work on one of the great teachers of the people of Israel.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Shalom Freedman HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on March 4, 2005
Format: Paperback
I know the work of Rabbi Dresner. He is a warm extremely intelligent Jew and wonderful writer. I know many of the stories of Levi Yitzhak of Berditchev. I want to know more about his sefer 'The Kedushat HaLevi' which my own holy teacher Dovid Hertzberg of blessed memory would often learn from. There are so many beautiful stories about the Berditchever especially in regard to his love of Am Yisroel, and his finding blessing in them where others would only see fault. I am sure that this ' sefer' is done in a scholarly way and with great love of the subject. I so much want to get this book.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Barbara A. Shegitz on August 28, 2009
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