The Light of the Eyes

The Light of the Eyes

Homilies on the Torah

Stanford Studies in Jewish Mysticism

by Rabbi Menachem Nahum

Translated by Arthur Green

Published by: Stanford University Press

880 pages, 178.00 x 254.00 x 0.00 mm

  • ISBN: 9781503609853
  • Published: May 2021

£68.00

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Hasidism is an influential spiritual revival movement within Judaism that began in the eighteenth century and continues to thrive today. One of the great classics of early Hasidism, The Light of the Eyes is a collection of homilies on the Torah, reading the entire Five Books of Moses as a guide to spiritual awareness and cultivation of the inner life. This is the first English translation of any major work from Hasidism's earliest and most creative period. Arthur Green's introduction and annotations survey the history of Hasidism and outline the essential religious and moral teachings of this mystical movement. The Light of the Eyes, by Rabbi Menahem Nahum of Chernobyl, offers insights that remain as fresh and relevant for the contemporary reader as they were when first published in 1798.