Joshua Halberstam

The Blind Angel: New Old Chassidic Tales

Rabbi Tovia Halberstam

Retold/Translated by Joshua Halberstam


There are a limited number of great Chasidic storytellers and with the publication of The Blind Angel, Tuvia and Joshua Halberstam  have now entered their ranks. Overlaying this whole book is a feelingof striking authenicity. Filled with original stories, this is a riveting  collection.                                                                                                                                     Joseph Telushkin, author of Jewish Literacy and Rebbe.

Move over Martin Buber! Joshua Halberstam’s loving translation and re-telling of the Yiddish, Chassidic tales his father had read on the radio, is a window into the Jewish soul. These stories are at once profound, disturbing, and inspiring. The Blind Angel is already on track to become a classic—an invaluable resource and wellspring for any student of Jewish spirituality.

Rabbi Lawrence Kushner author of I’m God; You’re Not

A world comes vividly, marvelously alive in The Blind Angel: New Old Chassidc Tales. Overflowing with dilemmas both human and divine, these are stories of  believing, grieving, bargaining and surviving.

Tova Mirvis, author of Visible City