Introduction and Acknowledgements Part I New Studies Shir Yedidut: A Pleasant Cong of Companionship Anonymous translated and annotated by Aubrey Glazer Chapter 1 Association Midrash: Reflections on a Hermenuetic Theory in Rabbi Nahman of Bratslav's Likkutei MoHaRan Shaul Magid Chapter 2 The Master of Prayer: Nahman of Bratslav David Roskies Chapter 3 The Cut That Binds: Time , Memory, and the Ascetic Impulse Elliot R. Wolfson Chapter 4 Adorning the Souls of the Dead: Rabbi Nahman of Bratslav and Tikkun Neshamot Yakov Travis Chapter 5 Nahman of Bratslav: The Zaddik as Androgyne Nathaniel Deitsch Chapter 6 Saying Nihilism: A Review of Marc-Alain Ouaknin's The Burnt Book Martin Kavka Part II Old Studies Chapter 7 Messiah and the Light of the Messiah in Rabbi Nahman's Thought Hillel Zeitlin translated by Alyssa Quint Chapter 8 Rabbi Nahman, Romanticism, and Rationalism Samuel Abba Horodetzky translated by Martin Kavka Chapter 9 Mystical Hasidism and the Hasidism of Faith: A Typological Analysis Joseph Weiss translated by Jeremy Kalmonofsky About the Contributors Index
Shaul Magid is Elaine Ravitch Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies at The Jewish Theological Seminary of America, and the coauthor of Reading a Beginning, Beginning a Reading: Toward a Hermeneutic of Jewish Texts.
"Nahman is one of the more fascinating figures in the history of the Hasidic movement both because of his singular personality and because of the profound and uncompromising nature of his theological vision. The book's broad range of topics and new approaches make this volume a significant contribution to the scholarship on Rabbi Nahman." - Joel Hecker, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College