Jewish Spiritual Growth
A remarkable introduction to the depth of Chassidus brimming with beauty and contemporary relevance. The elegant translation brings to life the fiery words of the martyred tzaddik and kadosh of Piaseszna.
Rabbi Moshe Weinberger, Yeshiva University and Congregation Aish Kodesh
"Rabbi Kolonymous Kalman Shapira’s Hakhsharat Ha-Avreikhim is the second volume of a three volume study on educating young men toward emotional and spiritual devotion to God. A tour de force focused on developing one’s emotions and spiritual core, Shapira’s work is unprecedented in modern Hasidic literature. Yaakov David Shulman’s felicitous and textured translation in Jewish Spiritual Growth retains the flavor of Shapira’s traditional Hasidic approach while opening this text to an English speaking audience interested in how one Hasidic master understood Hasidism as a path toward inner growth and, eventually, toward prophecy. An important contribution to Hasidic literature in translation.
Shaul Magid, Professor of Jewish Studies, Indiana University/Bloomington
"I strongly recommend that people avail themselves of the spirituality that this book so generously and selflessly offers."
Rabbi Eli Mallon (Reflections: Torah, Hope and Healing book review