Hasidic Tales Of The Holocaust

Hasidic Tales of the Holocaust
Publisher Vintage
Release Date
Category History
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9780307794499
Rating 5/5 from 1 reviews

Derived by the author from interviews and oral histories, these eighty-nine original Hasidic tales about the Holocaust provide unprecedented witness, in a traditional idiom, to the victims' inner experience of "unspeakable" suffering. This volume constitutes the first collection of original Hasidic tales to be published in a century. "An important work of scholarship and a sudden clear window onto the heretofore sealed world of the Hasidic reaction to the Holocaust. Its true stories and fanciful miracle tales are a profound and often poignant insight into the souls of those who suffered terribly at the hands of the Nazis and who managed somehow to use that very suffering as the raw material for their renewed lives." -- Chaim Potok "A beautiful collection." -- Saul Bellow "Yaffa Eliach provides us with stories that are wonderful and terrible -- true myths. We learn how people, when suffering dying, and surviving can call forth their humanity with starkness and clarity. She employs her scholarly gifts only to connect the tellers of the tales, who bear witness, to the reader who is stunned and enriched." -- Robert J. Lifton "In the extensive literature on the Holocaust, this is a unique book. Through it we can attain a glimpse of the victims' inner life and spiritual resources. Yaffa Eliach has done a superb job." -- Jehuda Reinharz

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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2011-06-01

Derived by the author from interviews and oral histories, these eighty-nine original Hasidic tales about the Holocaust provide unprecedented witness, in a traditional idiom, to the victims' inner experience of "unspeakable" suffering. This volume constitutes the first collection of original Hasidic tales to be published in a century. "An important

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  • Author : Rami M. Shapiro
  • Publisher : SkyLight Paths Publishing
  • Release Date : 2004

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  • Author : Martin Buber
  • Publisher : Schocken
  • Release Date : 2013-07-17

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  • Author : Yonasson Gershom
  • Publisher : Jason Aronson, Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2000-01-31

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  • Publisher : Schocken
  • Release Date : 2009-01-16

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  • Author : Michael Bernard-Donals,Richard Glejzer
  • Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • Release Date : 2003-12-15

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  • Author : Amy T Matthews
  • Publisher : University of Adelaide Press
  • Release Date : 2013-11-13

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  • Author : Yaffa Eliach
  • Publisher : Back Bay Books
  • Release Date : 1999-10-06

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  • Author : David C. Jacobson
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 1987-01-02

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  • Author : Helen Maryles Shankman
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-02-02

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  • Publisher : Jason Aronson
  • Release Date : 1999-06-01

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  • Publisher : Azrieli Foundation
  • Release Date : 2018-11-01

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  • Author : Howard Schwartz
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 1991-12-12

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  • Author : Joseph Skibell
  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Release Date : 2010-09-07

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  • Publisher : Paragon House Publishers
  • Release Date : 1993

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