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Wise men and their tales : portraits of biblical, Talmudic, and Hasidic masters

Author: Elie Wiesel
Publisher: New York : Schocken Books, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Summary:
The Nobel laureate shares his insights into a broad spectrum of biblical figures, Talmudic scholars, and Hasidic rabbis, including Sarah, the mother of Isaac, Samson, Isaiah, and Rabbi Shimon bar Yohai, describing how their experiences, triumphs and tragedies, teachings, and faith can transform our own lives.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Legends
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elie Wiesel
ISBN: 0805241736 9780805241730 0805211209 9780805211207
OCLC Number: 51898931
Description: xxvii, 337 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Ishmael and Hagar --
Lot's wife --
Aaron and his problem of innocence --
Miriam the prophetess and her melancholy fate --
Nadab and Abihu: a story of fire and silence --
Esau and Jethro: gentiles in the Bible --
Gideon, a judge who is special --
Samson: the weakness of a hero --
Saul and his lost kingdom --
Samuel and the quest for mercy --
Isaiah, a prince of prophets --
Hoshea: the strangest of all prophets --
Rabbi Tarfon's humility --
Rabbi Yehoshua ben Levi --
Abbaye and Rava: the greatness of dialogue --
Converts in the Talmud --
Talmudic sketches --
Zanz and Sadigur --
The world of the Shtetl.
Responsibility: Elie Wiesel.
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The Nobel laureate shares his insights into a broad spectrum of biblical figures, Talmudic scholars, and Hasidic rabbis, including Sarah, the mother of Isaac, Samson, Isaiah, and Rabbi Shimon bar Yohai, describing how their experiences, triumphs and tragedies, teachings, and faith can transform our own lives.

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