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The Life and Teachings of Hillel, by Yitzhak Buxbaum - Now in Paperback!
New in paperback: The only comprehensive book on Hillel in English or Hebrew!
Hillel is the greatest rabbi of ancient times, yet even knowledgeable people usually know only the same few stories and sayings of his--about his teaching the Golden Rule to the gentile standing on one foot, his saying "If I am not for myself; who will be for me; and if I am for myself alone; what am I?" and so on. But there is much about him that has been neglected and virtually "lost." It turns out that Hillel is a more interesting character than many people might have thought, more hasidic (pious) and radical. And he has a particular attraction for our generation, representing the gentler, more loving side of Judaism that so many people are searching for today. The Life and Teachings of Hillel presents a spiritual profile of this radiant religious figure, who fascinates and charms with his fiery gentleness.
The Light and Fire of the Baal Shem Tov, by Yitzhak Buxbaum
Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov is one of the greatest Jewish teachers of all time and the inspiration for much of what is alive today in Judaism, in all the denominations. Yet amazingly, this is the first comprehensive book in English about his life!
Yitzhak Buxbaum has researched everything available from hasidic and academic sources, in Hebrew and English. He has collected tales, teachings, and parables to produce a wonderful, inspiring "life-story." The book is not just "about" the Besht but a spiritual "scripture," like something written centuries ago. Accessible to everyone, it contains material that will be new to the most knowledgeable reader.
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Back in Print - Jewish Spiritual Practices
Jewish Spiritual Practices
explains the Jewish mystic path, whose goal is d'vekut
, God-consciousness. Discover how to have God-consciousness while studying Torah, while davvening, while walking, while working, while washing the dishes. Yitzhak has translated hundreds of hasidic teachings of the Rebbes about hanhagot, spiritual practices. The practices are explained in the larger context of the spiritual path toward the mystic goal. Many people are inspired by tales about the hasidic Rebbes. These are the practices that got the Rebbes to their exalted spiritual levels and which they taught to their followers. The information in this book is not available elsewhere, in Hebrew or in English. If you are on the Jewish spiritual path, you should have this book.