Stories and Teachings of the Holy Rebbe, Levi Yitzhak of Berditchev by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and Netanel Miles-Yepez
Rabbi Levi Yitzhak of Berditchev (1740-1809) is one of the most celebrated and beloved of all Hasidic masters, communicating the spirit of Hasidism in a way that few others can. His expansive personality was able to forgive the fiercest enemies, to bring factions together, to pray with the utmost devotion, and to say the unsayable of his time. In this small but beautiful little volume, Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and Netanel Miles-Yepez present a careful selection of his stories and teachings, translating and retelling them for modern readers (many for the first time) and putting them into a meaningful context with their insightful commentary. Readers of their other work, A Heart Afire, will be thrilled with this delightful continuation of neo-Hasidic commentary.