10 08, 2017

A nice informative story about Kapparot

By |2017-08-10T11:03:30-07:00August 10th, 2017|Book Reviews|

Kapparot By Ted Gross Ted Gross's beautiful short 16-page tale, reminiscent of I. L. Peretz's masterpiece "If not Higher," dramatizes in a very pleasant way that the Kapparot ceremony, when many Jews transfer their misdeeds to a chicken, is not a magical ceremony, nor is it effective in itself. It is symbolic, designed to prompt [...]

30 07, 2013

A History of the Chassidic Movement

By |2013-07-30T10:37:38-07:00July 30th, 2013|Book Reviews|

                                                                                                       Review by Israel Drazin                        Arthur Green just published two volumes called Speaking Torah that collect comments and commentaries, often mystical, from over forty Chassidic rabbis who lived during the first three generation of the Chasidic Movement, from 1740 to 1815. All the rabbis were influenced by The Maggid (preacher), [...]