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A Heart Afire

Stories and Teachings of the Early Hasidic Masters
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Monkfish Book Publishing
 | 
January, 2017
ISBN:
9781939681614
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Banyen's Description: 

This brilliant anthology of early Hasidic teachings encompasses teachings from Sufism, Buddhism and depth psychology. A Heart Afire is an intimate, guided tour of many of the lesser-known and previously unpublished stories and teachings of the first three generations of Hasidism, especially those of the Ba'al Shem Tov, his heirs (male and female) and the students of his successor, the Maggid of Mezritch.

In A Heart Afire, the teachings and tales of old-world Hasidism are richly enhanced by the enlightening insights, interpretations, and personal reflections of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, a modern-day Hasidic master and founder of the Jewish Renewal movement, and his disciple Netanel Miles-Yepez, a scholar of comparative religion. Together they add a deeply meaningful dimension to these stories and a facile bridge between old and new interpretations of them.

 Readers get a rare introduction to some of the more radical teachings of these popular Hasidic masters, and insights that connect them to the ecological, ecumenical, and feminist values of the modern world. Enlightening and spiritually uplifting, A Heart Afire reveals surprising relevancy today in cherished Hasidic wisdom and narrative of the past.

Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi (Reb Zalman) was the founder of the Jewish Renewal movement and author of many books.

“A tour-de-force that will take its place beside the efforts of Buber and Wiesel [in bringing] the deep spiritual practices, stories and perspective of Hassidic tradition to life.” —Rabbi Goldie Milgram

Publisher’s Description: 

An engrossing and soulful reflection . . . will delight readers of all backgrounds who are searching for a spirited and spiritual perspective on Hasidic evolution and lore."- Publishers Weekly "A tour-de-force that will take its place beside the efforts of Buber and Wiesel [in bringing] the deep spiritual practices, stories and perspective of Hassidic tradition to life."-Rabbi Goldie Milgram, Meaning & Mitzvah Zalman Schachter-Shalomi ( Reb Zalman) was the founder of the Jewish Renewal movement and author of many books. Netanel Miles-Yepez was a close student of Reb Zalman, and is the co-founder of Adam Kadmon Books "

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