Wise Men And Their Tales

Wise Men and Their Tales
Publisher Schocken
Release Date
Category Religion
Total Pages 368
ISBN 9780307561244
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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In Wise Men and Their Tales, a master teacher gives us his fascinating insights into the lives of a wide range of biblical figures, Talmudic scholars, and Hasidic rabbis. The matriarch Sarah, fiercely guarding her son, Isaac, against the negative influence of his half-brother Ishmael; Samson, the solitary hero and protector of his people, whose singular weakness brought about his tragic end; Isaiah, caught in the middle of the struggle between God and man, his messages of anger and sorrow counterbalanced by his timeless, eloquent vision of a world at peace; the saintly Rabbi Yehoshua ben Levi, who by virtue of a lifetime of good deeds was permitted to enter heaven while still alive and who tried to ensure a similar fate for all humanity by stealing the sword of the Angel of Death. Elie Wiesel tells the stories of these and other men and women who have been sent by God to help us find the godliness within our own lives. And what interests him most about these people is their humanity, in all its glorious complexity. They get angry—at God for demanding so much, and at people, for doing so little. They make mistakes. They get frustrated. But through it all one constant remains—their love for the people they have been charged to teach and their devotion to the Supreme Being who has sent them. In these tales of battles won and lost, of exile and redemption, of despair and renewal, we learn not only by listening to what they have come to tell us, but by watching as they live lives that are both grounded in earthly reality and that soar upward to the heavens. From the Hardcover edition.

Wise Men and Their Tales
  • Author : Elie Wiesel
  • Publisher : Schocken
  • Release Date : 2009-01-16

In Wise Men and Their Tales, a master teacher gives us his fascinating insights into the lives of a wide range of biblical figures, Talmudic scholars, and Hasidic rabbis. The matriarch Sarah, fiercely guarding her son, Isaac, against the negative influence of his half-brother Ishmael; Samson, the solitary hero and

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The Wise Men of Helm and Their Merry Tales
  • Author : Solomon Simon
  • Publisher : Behrman House, Inc
  • Release Date : 1973

The collection of Jewish folk tales that the New York Times called a delightful little book . . . a classic of its kind . . . full of merriment and wisdom. Illustrated with whimsical drawings, these humorous stories are just right for children.

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Merry Tales of the Three Wise Men of Gotham
  • Author : James Kirke Paulding
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Release Date : 2006-01-01

A collection of short stories that earned praise from all sides. The book is a satire on three interesting topics: social system of Robert Owen, lawyers, and the science of phrenology. Paulding has successfully employed his style as a dagger to elucidate his chosen subjects. This literary work of art

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The Merry Tales of the Three Wise Men Gotham
  • Author : James Kirke Paulding
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1839

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How the Wise Men Got to Chelm
  • Author : Ruth von Bernuth
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2016-10-18

How the Wise Men Got to Chelm is the first in-depth study of Chelm literature and its relationship to its literary precursors. When God created the world, so it is said, he sent out an angel with a bag of foolish souls with instructions to distribute them equally all over

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The Story of the Three Wise Kings
  • Author : Tomie dePaola
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2020-09-15

Tomie dePaola’s beloved 1983 classic returns to print just in time for the holiday season! Three wise men of the East, having seen a new star symbolizing the birth of a great king, follow the star to Bethlehem where they present gifts to the newborn Jesus. This beautiful rendition of

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The Wise Man of Stainmore  with Other Tales   Legends of Olden Time  Forming the Third Volume of    Tales and Legends of Wertmoreland
  • Author : John Close (of Kirkby-Stephen.)
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1864

Read online The Wise Man of Stainmore with Other Tales Legends of Olden Time Forming the Third Volume of Tales and Legends of Wertmoreland written by John Close (of Kirkby-Stephen.), published by which was released on 1864. Download full The Wise Man of Stainmore with Other Tales Legends of Olden Time

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The Christmas Horse and the Three Wise Men
  • Author : Isabelle Brent
  • Publisher : Wisdom Tales
  • Release Date : 2016-10-07

In this charming story, narrated by Safanad the Christmas horse, award-winning author Isabelle Brent s stunning illustrations bring the magical wonder of Christmas to life. Join the animals as they transport the three wise men across snow-capped mountains, swift rivers, and hot deserts to reach the peaceful stable where baby

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The Story of the Other Wise Man
  • Author : Henry Van Dyke
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1895

Story of Artaban, the "fourth wise man," who sold all he possessed and bought three jewels to present to the Christ child. He helped people while on his search for the new-born Messiah, and fulfilled his goal on the day of Christ's Crucifixion. Artaban could not have predicted how his

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More Wise Men of Helm and Their Merry Tales
  • Author : Solomon Simon
  • Publisher : Behrman House, Inc
  • Release Date : 1965

Continuing the adventures of the lovable fools of Helm begun in The Wise Men of Helm, this book is illustrated with whimsical drawings. These humorous stories are just right for children.

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Were They Wise Men Or Kings
  • Author : Joseph J. Walsh
  • Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
  • Release Date : 2001-01-01

Christmas is a time of celebration, rich with ritual and detail. But more than just a season for angels and wrapping paper, Christmas has its own heritage which intersects in fascinating ways with human history and human beliefs, behaviors, and experiences. In this book of fifty Christmas questions, Joseph Walsh

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Mystery of the Magi
  • Author : Dwight Longenecker
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-11-06

"The perfect Christmas gift for anyone interested in the historical background behind the birth of Jesus of Nazareth." — Robert J. Hutchinson, author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Bible, The Dawn of Christianity, and Searching for Jesus. "Utterly refreshing and encouraging." — Eric Metaxas, New York Times bestselling author of

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Revelation of the Magi
  • Author : Brent Landau
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2010-11-02

“Astonishing, delightful, and theologically sophisticated.” —Marvin Meyer, Griset Professor of Religious Studies, Chapman University Theologian Brent Landau presents the ancient account of Melchior, Caspar, and Balthazar, the three “wise men” who journeyed to Bethlehem to greet the birth of Jesus. The Revelation of the Magi offers the first-ever English translation

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The Right and Wrong Uses of the Bible
  • Author : Richard Heber Newton
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1883

Read online The Right and Wrong Uses of the Bible written by Richard Heber Newton, published by which was released on 1883. Download full The Right and Wrong Uses of the Bible Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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The Canterbury Tales and Faerie Queene
  • Author : Geoffrey Chaucer
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1874

Read online The Canterbury Tales and Faerie Queene written by Geoffrey Chaucer, published by which was released on 1874. Download full The Canterbury Tales and Faerie Queene Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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