- Hardcover: 302 pages
- Publisher: Jason Aronson, Inc.; 1st Edition edition (April 1, 1993)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0876681836
- ISBN-13: 978-0876681831
- Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.2 x 9.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,157,757 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Tales of Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav Hardcover – April 1, 1993
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Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz is internationally regarded as one of the leading rabbis of this century. The author of many books, he is best known for his monumental translation of and commentary on the Talmud.
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By and large, the Rebbe's stories are complicated. Part fairy tale, part Kabbalistic and Midrashic symbolic fun fest, the stories defy neat categorization. Definitely, there are themes. Kings, daughter who get lost, sons who go into exile. The Rebbe is not afraid to complicate matters. There are stories within stories (and sometimes stories within those stories).
Frankly, without the commentary by Rabbi Steinsaltz at the conclusion of each story, many of these tales would be incomprehensible. The world of Rebbe Nachman was replete with allusions to books very few read anymore, in Hebrew and Aramaic, and part of a milieu that has passed by most of modern society.
So why read them? Foremost, they are like a blueprint for understanding his other works. Secondly, they have an odd, inexplicable appeal. We KNOW Rebbe Nachman is telling us mysteries of the Torah and the Cosmos. Even if we don't understand all his allusions, the intuition is there. And that can be a spark that starts more investigation.
I have an idea that was the Rebbe's plan in telling them in the first place.
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