|Dimensions||5.4 x 8.3|
|Publisher||Breslov Research Institute|
|Number of pages||256|
- Brilliant Exposition of Rebbe Nachman's tale!I don't think that I will be ruining the plot if I reveal the essence of the explanation that Reb Natan (Rebbe Nachman's foremost disciple) provides to this surreal story. Rebbe Nachman spoke of a princess chased by an evil king, to be rescued by a beggar with special powers.
This is a allegory that anyone with spiritual aspirations can relate to: the story of the inner soul, captured and assailed by the desires and frustrations, the pettiness and cruelty of everyday life. And the story of the soul's ultimate rescue; with the cosmological background of Creation, the Breaking of the Vessels, and the world's messianic redemption.
Rabbi Dovid Sears' translation - and this is not a simple book to translate by any stretch of the imagination - is professional and superb. The language flows, the technical terms are accurate.
Warning: this book contains a lot of Kabbalistic terminology and concepts. With scholarly footnotes and explanatory tables in the back of the book, Rabbi Sears makes a valiant attempt to present and clarify the esoteric aspects of the book. But even if, like me, you are not an expert in Kabbala, this work has much to offer. One certainly gains an appreciation for the depth and wisdom of Breslov Hassidut.