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Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. in New York .
Written in English


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The Physical Object
FormatElectronic resource
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Open LibraryOL24258194M
ISBN 109780787966966
OCLC/WorldCa53809518

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Jewish Tales of Mystic Joy reveals the happiness that awaits us if we strive for real spirituality. The stories are about pious rabbis and humble tailors, about dancing, singing, laughing, and crying, but their common denominator is always joyous ecstasy.   Jewish Tales of Mystic Joy reveals the happiness that awaits us if we strive for real spirituality. The stories are about pious rabbis and humble tailors, about dancing, singing, laughing, and crying, but their common denominator is always joyous ecstasy/5. Jewish Tales of Mystic Joy reveals the happiness that awaits us if we strive for real spirituality. The stories are about pious rabbis and humble tailors, about dancing, singing, laughing, and crying, but their common denominator is always joyous : $   Overview. Jewish Tales of Mystic Joy reveals the happiness that awaits us if we strive for real spirituality. The stories are about pious rabbis and humble tailors, about dancing, singing, laughing, and crying, but their common denominator is always joyous ecstasy. Drawing us into a world of devotion, the tales allow us to taste the bliss that Brand: Yitzhak Buxbaum.

Jewish Tales of Mystic Joy reveals the happiness that awaits us if we strive for real spirituality. The stories are about pious rabbis and humble tailors, about dancing, singing, laughing, and crying, but their common denominator is always joyous ecstasy. Drawing us into a world of devotion, the tales allow us to taste the bliss that comes from a life lived from the very center of ones self. Yitzhak Buxbaum (Jewish Spiritual Practices) explores the same link in this wonderful collection of Jewish tales of mystic joy. He notes on the opening page: "There are many Jewish tales that vividly show the joy, bliss, and ecstasy of holy people, particularly the tzaddikim, the Hasidic movement's charismatic leaders, and the Hasidim, their devoted followers. The book is an utterly charming and deeply illuminating meditation on Jewish mysticism, as explained by Dagesh, Adler’s rescue cat. Adler’s book originated with the tales that she invented to tell. A collection of whimsical stories, interspersed with cleverly drawn black-and-white illustrations, Tales of the Holy Mysticat provides unique insights into Jewish mysticism by one of our generation’s most profoundly creative scholars--portrayed through the life of her cat.

Jewish Tales of Mystic Joy By A Book Excerpt on Joy. Twitter Facebook Link Print. Share "Because religion is the most serious aspect of life, there is always a danger of it becoming too serious, of it becoming heavy and severe. It needs to be lightened with the joy of holy humor.   The Fourth Gospel was designed first to place Jesus into the context of the Jewish scriptures, then to place him into the worship patterns of the synagogue and finally to allow him to be viewed through the lens of a popular form of first-century Jewish result of this intriguing study is not only to recapture the original message 4/5(3). "Yitzhak Buxbaum's Jewish Tales of Mystic Joy clearly shows that faith brings joy. His book is filled with Hasidic stories that inspire one to appreciate all that is good in one's life and that guide one on an ascent in the path to joy." Joseph Telushkin, author, Jewish Literacy and The Book of Jewish Values 'Read these tales of mystic joy out loud and hear them as if Reb Yitzhak Buxbaum is telling them.   Tales of the Holy Mysticat: Jewish Wisdom Stories by a Feline Mystic by Rachel Adler by jewishbooks November 6, Buy this book at Amazon.