The search for spiritual meaning animates leaders and teachers in all religions. This astonishing volume gathers 1000 aphorisms by Hasidic sages of the past two centuries. It has been a bestseller in Israel for 15 years. Hats off to translators Dov Peretz Elkins and Jonathan Elkins for seizing the moment and bringing this treasure trove of spiritual wisdom to us. With down-to-earth common sense and glints of brilliance, these Hasidic teachers share their ideas about faith, the Creator and creation, the inner self, compassion and mercy, money, worship, livelihood, dance, peace, prayer, the study of Torah, and much more.
Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Kotzk speaks for all when he says, "Whoever does not see God in every place does not see God in any place." With great psychological insight, Rabbi Meir of Apta states, "Those who have no compassion for themselves have none for others either." Troubles will always come our way, but the best attitude is one of gratitude. "One must dance each day and every day whether in thought or action," says Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav. Hasidic Wisdom is filled with good medicine for your soul. Enjoy!