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03 May 2004 @ 08:12 pm

I've just finished reading Elie Wiesel's Wise Men and Their Tales: Portraits of Biblical, Talmudic, and Hasidic Masters. It is a wonderful, beautiful, inspiring book. Run right out and borrow it from the library or buy it from your favorite bookseller and read it right away.

Or not. I don't know. I know I found it perfectly delightful, thought-provoking, and insightful. If I can find my brain I'll even try to tell you more of why at some point soon…

Current Mood: excitedexcited
Current Music: Jerry Garcia: All Good Things: Compliments
ask me: Esthervorona on May 3rd, 2004 08:51 pm (UTC)
Yes. Also recommended: Souls On Fire by Wiesel, and Martin Buber's Tales of the Hasidim. For anyone who's interested.
Stephen Leighsleigh on May 4th, 2004 03:56 am (UTC)
"If I can find my brain..."

I know. I took mine out to clean it the other day, got distracted and set it down somewhere, and now I can't find it. Brains are just like glasses.
huladavidhuladavid on May 5th, 2004 08:20 pm (UTC)
Not completely related, but the other day I ran across a hard back copy of LOVE ALONE: EIGHTEEN ELEGIES FOR ROG by Paul Monette. It's a collection of poems Monette wrote in the months after his husband died of AIDS. One in particular -"Brother of the Mount of Olives"- ALWAYS knocks me completely to the floor, and I can't read the last few lines with out tearing up.

"...but since you are so inclined
pray that my friend and I be still together
just like this at the Mount of Olives blessed
by the last of an ancient race who loved
youth and laughter and beautiful things so much
they couldn't stop singing and we were the song."

I know I've got another copy of this book, but I just HAD to buy it.