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Souls on Fire

Souls on Fire In Souls on Fire Portraits and Legends of Hasidic Masters Elie Wiesel reenters like an impassioned pilgrim the universe of Hasidism When I am asked about my Jewish affiliation I define myself as a

  • Title: Souls on Fire
  • Author: Elie Wiesel
  • ISBN: 9780876682555
  • Page: 473
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In Souls on Fire Portraits and Legends of Hasidic Masters, Elie Wiesel reenters, like an impassioned pilgrim, the universe of Hasidism When I am asked about my Jewish affiliation, I define myself as a Hasid, writes the author Hasid I was, Hasid I remain Yet Souls on Fire is not a simple chronological history of Hasidism, nor is it a comprehensive book on its subjeIn Souls on Fire Portraits and Legends of Hasidic Masters, Elie Wiesel reenters, like an impassioned pilgrim, the universe of Hasidism When I am asked about my Jewish affiliation, I define myself as a Hasid, writes the author Hasid I was, Hasid I remain Yet Souls on Fire is not a simple chronological history of Hasidism, nor is it a comprehensive book on its subject Rather, Elie Wiesel has captured the essence of Hasidism through tales, legends, parables, sayings, and deeply personal reflections His book is a testimony, not a study Hasidism is revealed from within and not analyzed from the outside Listen attentively, Elie Wiesel s grandfather told him, and above all, remember that true tales are meant to be transmitted to keep them to oneself is to betray them As a critic appearing on the front page of The New York Times Book Review has written, The judgment has been offered before Elie Wiesel is one of the great writers of this generation Wiesel does not merely tell us, but draws, with the hand of a master, the portraits of the leaders of the movement that created a revolution in the Jewish world Souls on Fire is a loving, personal affirmation of Judaism, written with words and with silence The author brings his profound knowledge of the Bible, the Talmud, Kabbala, and the Hasidic tale and song to this masterpiece, showing us that Elie Wiesel is perhaps our generation s most fervid soul on fire.

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    1. I asked a friend for a good book on the history of the Hasiidic movement, and he gave me this. What a gem. Wiesel writeswith a magical blend of poetry and scholarship, but above all, he writes with his heart.

    2. For over ten years, I've absolutely loved Charles Osborne's Souls on Fire, an orchestral rendering of this book. It's splendid, glorious, inspiring.However, in finally getting around to reading the book which had been the spark behind Osborne's symphonic song suite, I find myself curiously disappointed. Maybe I set myself up for it: there are many gold nuggets here but the song is missing.In other circumstances, I might have rated it much higher but in the end, it seemed fragmented. It held out [...]

    3. Elie Wiesel's telling of the lives and tales of the Hasidic masters is at turns beautiful and unsettling, humorous and poignant. The lives and tales themselves call to mind the sayings and stories of the Christian Desert fathers. Wiesel's own voice, and his largely implicit foregrounding of the tales against the backdrop of a post-Auschwitz world, add a modern literary layer to these essentially spiritual tales.

    4. Smooth and surprisingly linear for a book on Jewish Mysticism. Great personal stories from Elie about his family and personal struggles with the legends.

    5. Exceptional story telling, and what a wonderful description of Hasidism in its beginnings and the colorful characters it espoused. Parts of it were hard to get through, the meaning deeper than I could grasp and largely escaping me. In addition, it was hard for me to follow all the various names of the Rabbis and keep them straight. The lessons they taught and the stories they told are beyond compare and some of the greatest advice I have ever heard, however that didn't stop my eyes from glazing [...]

    6. To read about the Hasidic masters was for me a struggle, a voyage into confusing and, for me, uncharted waters. Intense, often angry, sometimes joyful men, they seem to suffer from mania and depression. An ultimately tragic story. Where is redemption? Where is healing and grace? Where is God?

    7. Very fascinating if you are i️interested in Hasidism. Personally, was hard for me to get through but great tales.

    8. Passionate, intriguingFascinating sketches of Hasidic legends. Thought provoking and stirring at the same time. Some passage are beyond bearing and yet retain exquisite and heart-wrenching beauty.

    9. If, as I did, you expect this to be a scholarly work of carefully researched historical accuracy, you will be sorely disappointed. However, if you pay attention to the title (portraits and legends), you will get exactly what you are expecting. I should have known, from reading earlier Wiesel, that this would be more along the lines of 'Sages and Dreamers' (and even includes some of the same stories). There are many ways to tell truth, and this is truth as much as anything, it just wasn't what I [...]

    10. Just re-read this over Shabbat - This book is a compilation of lectures by Prof. Elie Wiesel on the beginnings of modern Chassidism in Central and Eastern Europe starting in the mid 1700's. Prof. Wiesel starts with the legendary founder, Rebbe Israel Baal Shem Tov, whose whole existence is cloaked in mystery - and progresses through his students to the 2nd and 3rd generations of rebbes and chassids, including such luminaries as Rebbe Nachman of Breslev and Rebbe Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev.

    11. This is a truly inspirational book. It is a rough chronology of the hasidic movement in Judaism built around vignettes of the lives and tales of the hasidic masters. The one disappointment is that is mentions several times in the context of other masters but never profiles Schneur Zalman of Liadi, the founder of Chabad.The tales of Nahman of Bratslav were covered extensively, as were the lives of several compelling figures such as Menachem Mendel of Vitebsk and Levi-Yitzhak of Berditchev.

    12. Would have been helpful to read the afterward first. It took me a bit to get my bearings in the book. Then it was an interesting and enjoyable read. I can see why some say it gets repetitive by the end, but I didn't mind that.

    13. Elie Wiesel survived the Holocaust and later wrote about the horrors of Auschwitz and Buchenwald. In Souls on Fire he continues to explore the Jewish past with passion and poetic prose.

    14. Elie Wiesel is a great humanitarian, but this book was so disjointed, I had to give up in the middle. My husband says it's not an accurate history of Chassidus either.

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