The Soul of the Torah

The Soul of the Torah : Insights of the Chasidic Masters on the Weekly Torah Portions

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The author offers self-contained comments from Chasidic masters on each of the weekly Torah portions.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 452 pages
  • 162 x 236 x 39mm | 871g
  • Northvale NJ, United States
  • English
  • bibliography, references
  • 0765761416
  • 9780765761415

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Victor Cohen has ably selected and conveyed a wide range of Torah interpretations and homilies from the Chasidic masters. The Soul of the Torah is a significant contribution to the library of sacred Jewish thought so necessary to today's seeking generation. -- Rabbi Yaakov Perlow In The Soul of the Torah Victor Cohen opens a window on the Chasidic world and offers you a seat at the Rebbe's Shabbos tisch. Spellbound, you are listening as the great Tzaddik expounds on a verse in the Torah portion of the week, spins a tale with a moral lesson, or recounts a poignant saying of the Sages. Written in an easy-to-understand, lively style, it is a book that can be enjoyed by both the scholar and the casual reader. Brief and to the point, the sparkling vertlach thrill anduplift you, and make you think. They add zest to your conversation with friends and enhance the ambiance of your Shabbat table. This is a book you will savor week after week, year after year... -- Rabbi Avraham Yaakov Finkel, author of The Great Chasidic Masters, Contemporary Sages, and other books In The Soul of the Torah Victor Cohen opens a window on the Chasidic world and offers you a seat at the Rebbe's Shabbos tisch. Spellbound, you are listening as the great Tzaddik expounds on a verse in the Torah portion of the week, spins a tale with a moral lesson, or recounts a poignant saying of the Sages. Written in an easy-to-understand, lively style, it is a book that can be enjoyed by both the scholar and the casual reader. Brief and to the point, the sparkling vertlach thrill and uplift you, and make you think. They add zest to your conversation with friends and enhance the ambiance of your Shabbat table. This is a book you will savor week after week, year after year. -- Rabbi Avraham Yaakov Finkel, author of The Great Chasidic Masters, Contemporary Sages, and other books
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About Victor Cohen

Victor Cohen received his education in yeshivot and obtained his Master of Arts degree in Jewish studies from New York University, where he also did his post-graduate work. He taught in the New Jersey public schools and was an administrator in the field of Jewish education. At present he is an adjunct professor of philosophy at a county college. His grandfather inspired his interest in Chasidut at an early age. He has written and lectured on Chasidut and Kabbalah. He has three married daughters and is a grandfather. Victor Cohen lives with his wife in New Jersey.
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