Cover of The Light of the Eyes by By Rabbi Menachem Nahum of Chernobyl                                                                    Translation, Introduction, and Commentary by Arthur Green
The Light of the Eyes
Homilies on the Torah
By Rabbi Menachem Nahum of Chernobyl  Translation, Introduction, and Commentary by Arthur Green

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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 R. Menahem Nahum of Chernobyl, offers insights that remain as fresh and relevant for the contemporary reader as they were when first published in 1798.

About the author

Arthur Green is the Irving Brudnick Professor of Jewish Philosophy and Religion at Hebrew College and serves as Rector of the Rabbinical School which he founded in 2003. A historian of Judaism and also a theologian, Professor Green is the author and translator of a number of works on Jewish mysticism and spirituality.