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    DescriptionIn Souls on Fire: Portraits and Legends of Hasidic Masters, Elie Wiesel reenters, like an impassioned pilgrim, the universe of Hasidism. "When I am asked about my Jewish affiliation, I define myself as a Hasid, " writes the author. "Hasid I was, Hasid I remain." Yet Souls on Fire is not a simple chronological history of Hasidism, nor is it a comprehensive book on its subject. Rather, Elie Wiesel has captured the essence of Hasidism through tales, legends, parables, sayings, and deeply personal reflections. His book is a testimony, not a study. Hasidism is revealed from within and not analyzed from the outside. "Listen attentively, " Elie Wiesel's grandfather told him, "and above all, remember that true tales are meant to be transmitted - to keep them to oneself is to betray them." As a critic appearing on the front page of The New York Times Book Review has written, "The judgment has been offered before: Elie Wiesel is one of the great writers of this generation." Wiesel does not merely tell us, but draws, with the hand of a master, the portraits of the leaders of the movement that created a revolution in the Jewish world. Souls on Fire is a loving, personal affirmation of Judaism, written with words and with silence. The author brings his profound knowledge of the Bible, the Talmud, Kabbala, and the Hasidic tale and song to this masterpiece, showing us that Elie Wiesel is perhaps our generation's most fervid "soul on fire."


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    Title
    Souls on Fire
    Subtitle
    Portraits and Legends of Hasidic Masters
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Elie Wiesel
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 369 g
    Language
    English
    French
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780671441715
    ISBN 10: 067144171X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.0
    BIC E4L: SOC
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
    BIC subject category V2: JFSR1
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    Ingram Theme: APPR/RDRCAT
    BISAC V2.8: HIS022000
    Ingram Subject Code: RJ
    Ingram Theme: RELI/JUDAIC
    BISAC V2.8: REL040030
    DC21: 296.833
    BISAC V2.8: REL040000
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    DC22: 296.833
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 296.8/33
    LC classification: BM198 .W513 1982, 82005984
    Edition statement
    Reissue
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Imprint name
    POCKET BOOKS
    Publication date
    01 January 1986
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Back cover copy
    'These tales, although they are the kernel of a highly developed form of Jewish mysticism, have a basic human interest that transcends the dividing lines of religion.' -Albert H. Friedlander, Saturday Review