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Wise Men and Their Tales: Portraits of Biblical, Talmudic, and Hasidic Masters

by Elie Wiesel
 
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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
 
Other Books By Elie Wiesel : After the Darkness, Beggar in Jerusalem, Conversations with Elie Wiesel, The Jews of Silence: A personal report on Soviet Jewry, Judges, King Solomon and His Magic Ring, Night, Night Trilogy, The Oath, One Generation after, Rashi, Somewhere a Master: Hasidic Portraits and Legends, Wise Men and Their Tales: Portraits of Biblical, Talmudic, and Hasidic Masters
 
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