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A Hidden Light
Stories and Teachings of Early HaBaD and Bratzlav Hasidism

Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi
Netanel Miles-Yepez

Winner Best Book on Philosophy 2012
New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards


A Hidden Light is the account of modern Hasidic life told story by story by Rabbi Zalman, drawn frequently from his own personal experiences. Rabbi Zalman has led Jewish mysticism and the Hasidic experience in new directions for many decades, and he leads the reader to new understandings and meanings in Hasidic traditions.

"Hasidism calls our attention to the mobility that takes place throughout the life of an individual Jew: an inner journey. Hasidic teachings, texts, and stories come as guides to that journey. In this beautiful book, Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and Netanel Miles-Yepez recreate the world of early Hasidism, and through their retelling of the journeys of the Rebbes, they bring us to the spiritual landscape of Ukraine, letting us travel from the court of one Rebbe to another, tasting the different traditions and personalities...
"This is a book to be read not only with the mind and the heart, but also with the imagination. Think as you read: what would you say if you had the great opportunity to meet with Nahman of Bratzlav, or with the Alter Rebbe? What problem of your soul would you reveal, what spiritual nourishment would you hope to receive? How would you, too, be lifted up and redeemed?
"We may not be living the lives of Hasidim in nineteenth-century Ukraine, but our lives have been inspired and transformed by Reb Zalman. For his work as Rebbe, teacher, and writer, we are deeply grateful."

-- Prof. Susannah Heschel
Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies
Dartmouth College

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ISBN: 978-1-935604-31-0. Paper. $31.95. 490 pages

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Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi
is the founder of the Jewish Renewal Movement and a leading authority on Kabbalah, Hasidic life and Jewish mysticism. He is Professor Emeritus of psychology of religion and Jewish mysticism at Temple University.

Netanel Miles-Yepez
is the Director of the Reb Zalman Legacy Project, scholar of comparative religion and a spiritual counselor. He co-founded the Sufi-Hasidic Inayati-Maimuni Tariqat, a Jewish order of Sufis, with Reb Zalman. He is also editor of The Common Hear: An Experience of Interreligious Dialogue and Living Fully, Dying Well: Reflecting on Death to Find Your Life's Meaning.


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