The Tales of Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav

The Tales of Rabbi Nachman of BratslavMarch 01, 1993

Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav (1772-1810) is one of the most original and outstanding thinkers to have emerged from the hasidic world. In his short life, marked by physical and mental suffering, he not only produced several masterpieces of religious writing but also established a movement that, even to this day, remains faithful to his teaching and personal leadership.


Of all Rabbi Nachman's works, his Tales, a selection of which appear in this volume, may be considered the peak of his creative life, both for the originality of their form and content and for the profundity of their underlying ideas.


Although more than two centuries separate us from Rabbi Nachman, the Tales, now featured with Rabbi Steinsaltz's elucidating commentary in The Tales of Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav, continue to serve as a medium for enrichment, enlightenment, and spirituality.