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Candle of G-d [Hardcover]

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Candle of G-d [Hardcover]

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Candle of G-d [Hardcover]
Discourses on Chasidic Thought

"The present work by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz focuses on certain aspects of Jewish wisdom that have become obscured and have gone underground, so to speak, in the modern world. Like previously published "Discourses on Chasidic Thought", this is a selection of talks commenting on the writings of Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, founder of the Chabad Movement, and of his grandson, Rabbi Menachem Mendel (Zemach Zedek). As with all such genuine assertions of wisdom, all we can do is provide a clue, like the saying, 'The soul of man is the candle of G-d' (Proverbs 20:27), an idea that is often repeated in this book. And then, in making the (manifestly impossible) endeavor to explain what the soul of man consists of, and in grappling with what is meant by 'the candle of G-d', we are brought a little closer to earnest comprehension. Jewish tradition has preserved the religious insight of the past in a marvelously consistent fashion. Sometimes we may become impatient with seemingly irrelevant details in the Bible, Talmud, Midrash, and Kabbalah, but we are grateful for the help of commentators throughout the generations. Even if they don't always agree, they at least elucidate the matter in a deeply satisfying way. Not in vain does the present work quote the saying about the soul of man being the candle of G-d. Once, this was quite self understood by the Jewish people. Now we need to be reminded and even to have it explained to us. We can only be thankful that there are men like Rabbi Adin around who can do this, naturally and without much fuss. Indeed, what each commentator adds to the traditional wisdom is ascertainable, not only by history but also by a perceptible reader's heart." - Yehuda Hanegbi
by Adin Steinsaltz

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Format Hardcover
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List Price $24.99
Author Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
ISBN 978-159-264-2977
Dimensions 6" x 9"
Publisher Jason Aronson
Language English

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