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