By Arthur E. Green
“Arthur eco-friendly has controlled to guide us throughout the thickets of the Bratslaver discourse with a grace and facility to this point unequaled within the English language literature on Hasidism. Tormented Master is a version of readability and percipience, balancing awed appreciate and honor for its topic with a ruthless pursuit of documented fact. . . . Tormented Master is adequately open to the agonies of faith ordinarily and the problems of contemporary faith particularly to make Nahman a philosopher completely suitable to our time.
“Nahman of Bratslav is exclusive within the historical past of Judaism, eco-friendly emphasizes, for having made the individual’s quest for intimacy with God the heart of the non secular method. He was once a Kierkegaard sooner than his time, believing within the utter abandon of the lifetime of religion and the chance of paradoxicality. . . . He was once, greater than all others, the predecessor of Kafka, whose stories, like Nahman’s, don't have any particular key and rankle, flush and worsen the spirit, compelling us—even in our failure to understand—to recognize their efficiency and challenge.”
—New York Times
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Tormented Master: A Life of Rabbi Nahman of Bratslav (Judaic Studies Series) by Arthur E. Green