Messages of the Chofetz Chaim: 100 Stories and Parables

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iUniverse, 2006 - Religion - 160 pages
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This fascinating translation of a heretofore unknown Yiddish work offers new insights into the ethical teachings of the great rabbi, The Chofetz Chaim. Originally compiled in Yiddish by Rabbi Shmuel Greiniman, this translation contains 100 intriguing stories and parables based upon the Chofetz Chaim's enduring Torah lessons and their application to modern Jewish life.

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"The Chofetz Chaim, one of our people's giants, is renowned for both his words and his deeds. One generation ago, both were made available in a book to the Yiddish speaking public. Due to Rabbi Dr. Marvin Bash's marvelous translation, the English speaking public of this generation can get to know and learn from a "giant" who was truly "a man for all seasons."
-Rabbi Mitchell Wohlberg, Beth Tfiloh Congregation, Baltimore, MD.

"Marvin Bash has made the stories of Rabbi Israel Meir Ha-Cohen Kagan (The Chofetz Chaim) available and accessible to those who do not understand Yiddish. In so doing, he has opened an important window into a life controlled by a powerful and all-encompassing faith in G-d that was committed to the best of the values of Judaism. This sage and his tales continue to inspire all who encounter them. Despite their setting in a world that is no more, their message is as timely today as it was when they were first told."
-Rabbi Barry Freundel, Kesher Israel Congregation, Washington DC

"At a time when there is great interest in spirituality, the translator-messenger, Rabbi Bash, has here faithfully transmitted moving examples of a unique, life-centered spirituality, as told by a traditional sage blessed with special sensitivities and ethical concern."
-Dr. Max D. Ticktin, Professor of Jewish Studies and Yiddish Literature, George Washington University

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