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Title: The Lost Princess and Other Kabbalistic Tales of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov

Title: The Lost Princess and Other Kabbalistic Tales of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov
Translation by Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan
Preface by Rabbi Chaim Kramer
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing, Woodstock, Vermont

 

Storytelling conveys profound lessons about Hashem and our relationships with other people, and today’s students and teachers continue to be inspired by these stories. Among the favorites are those of the Chassidic master, Rabbi Nachman of Breslov (1772-1810), whose engrossing and entertaining tales are fast-moving, brilliantly structured, and replete with mystical, penetrating insights.

Rabbi Nachman was a Kabbalist and a mystic, yet also practical and down-to-earth. His tales are populated with princes and princesses, beggars and kings, demons and saints, through which he encouraged people to live their lives with faith, honesty, simplicity and holiness.

Says Stuart Matlin, publisher of “Jewish Lights” – “We can learn much about ourselves and the world from Rabbi Nachman. Rabbi Kaplan’s translations, together with the preface by Rabbi Chaim Kramer of the Breslov Research Institute, bring further clarity to these timeless, necessary stories.”

According to Rabbi Kramer, “Rabbi Nachman first started telling his stories… because in generations so far from God, the only remedy was to present the secrets of the Torah – including the greatest of them – in the form of stories.”

The Lost Princess and Other Kabbalistic Tales of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov includes 12 of his renowned stories, each of which delivers a metaphoric message in fable form based on Kabbalistic thought. Rabbi Kaplan’s translation includes voluminous footnotes explaining the more esoteric meanings underlying the simple narrative.

Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan was a multi-faceted, uniquely creative and talented author who passed away at the age of 48 in 1983. In the course of a writing career spanning only 12 years, he became famous for such masterpieces as “The Light Beyond,” “The Living Torah, “Jewish Meditation,” “Kabbalah and Meditation” and many more works which influenced thousands to return to Judaism. In bringing Torah to the masses, Rabbi Kaplan revealed much of which was previously hidden.

Rabbi Chaim Kramer is the founder and director of the Breslov Research Institute in Jerusalem which is dedicated to the translation and dissemination of the teachings of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov.

Other “Jewish Lights” books by the Breslov Research Institute include: The Empty Chair: Finding Hope and Joy – Timeless Wisdom from A Chassidic Master, The Gentle Weapon, and other titles from the prolific pen of Rebbe Nachman. A forthcoming title will be The Seven Beggars & Other Kabbalistic Tales of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov (Spring 2005).

For more information see www.jewishlights.com.

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