Translated here for the first time, this modern Hasidic tale reflects on the duties and responsibilities of Jews to their past and present community, through the story of the Maggid of Melbourne in his travels through the old shtetls of Europe. Presented here in both the original Hebrew and English translation, this is a modern twist on a classic genre of Jewish storytelling.
Levi Cooper is a faculty member of the Pardes Institute for Jewish Studies in Jerusalem and a post-doctoral fellow of Bar-Ilan University’s Faculty of Law. He is the author of Relics for the Present (2012) and writes a monthly column on Hasidism for The Jerusalem Post.
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