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Tales of the Hasidim, Vols 1-2

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This edition, bringing together Volumes One and Two of Buber's classic work, contains marvelous tales - terse, vigorous, often cryptic - of the Hasidic masters.
Paperback, 736 pages
Published July 23rd 1991 by Schocken (first published 1930)
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When I read this book at age 17, it came close to making me want to convert to Judaism, enter a Yeshiva and study Torah all day. My Jew-fandom has since waned considerably, but this is still one of the most romantic, evocative, picturesque, insightful, and downright readable pieces of so-called "religious literature" I know of.
Canto degli Hassidim

Dovunque io vada Tu;
Dovunque io sosti, Tu;
solo Tu;
ancora Tu;
sempre Tu;
cielo, Tu;
terra, Tu;
dovunque io mi giro
e miro e contemplo, Tu,
solo Tu,
sempre Tu.
75. Buber, Martin. TALES OF THE HASIDIM. (1947(?); this ed. 1961). ****. Buber was a Professor of Social Philosophy at the Hebrew University and was descended from an old and famous rabbinical family of Galicia, the province that had been an active center of Hasidism. By his fusion of the world of Jewish piety and European learning, he initiated a Jewish cultural renaissance which has left its mark on succeeding generations of Jewish youth and found a wide resonse in Protestant and Catholic circ ...more
Jul 25, 2007 Jeff rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone
A Master Scholar this work shares the exuberant and joyous celebration of the Hasidim expression of Judiasm. I learned a great deal I did not know about what lies or did lie at the core of this amazing group. Buber points out that personal celebration of the divine need not be dogmatic or follow "the norm."

With people breaking into dance or song during worship... You may discover powerful and amazing Hebrew words like "Hitlahavut" or the burning ecstasy of God..

Rich spiritual fare that anyone ca
Dennis Ross
I first read Buber's tales for a seminary course and and have returned to this book often over the years. It was an important part of my book, God in Our Relationships: Spirituality between People from the Teachings of Martin Buber. Some of the tales are a challnege to understand, but a good number are gems.
Joel Kleehammer
Martin Buber is an outstanding author, though not always one who is easy to follow. In this book, he retells tales of Hasidim, which are both magical and enlightening at the same time.
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Martin Buber was an Austrian-born Jewish philosopher best known for his philosophy of dialogue, a religious existentialism centered on the distinction between the I-Thou relationship and the I-It relationship.

Buber came from a family of observant Jews, but broke with Jewish custom to pursue secular studies in philosophy. In 1902, Buber became the editor of the weekly Die Welt, the central organ of
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