The Tales of Rabbi Nahman

Thursday, April 12, 2018
4:07 pm

Hebrew College

The Tales of Rabbi Nahman
with Rabbi Arthur Green and Jordan Schuster RS’18 is being offered on six Thursdays beginning April 12 from 7:00-9:00 p.m..  A non-credit course, the cost is $200/person (no fee for students). Rabbi Nahman of Bratslav (1772-1810) was a Hasidic master who combined intellectual brilliance with a creative and strongly mythic imagination. His Tales are considered classics of early modern Jewish literature.  The course will focus on several of his stories, reading closely to try to penetrate both his intent in telling them and messages that we, his latter-day readers, need to hear in them.  Background reading will be the instructor's Tormented Master: A Life of Rabbi Nahman of Bratslav. Hebrew is not required for this course. However, special sessions, involving the Hebrew texts, will be scheduled for rabbinical students and others who have the requisite skills.

Space is limited. To register, email

Admission: $200 per person