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The Lost Princess of Rabbi Nachman Breslov

Breslov A New Interpretation

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The Lost Princess of Rabbi Nachman Breslov : Breslov A New Interpretation

A new interpretation of the "lost princess" motif in the teachings of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov, grandson of the Baal Shem Tov. Oxford theology student, Joshua Felberg, argues against popular academic opinion that Rabbi Nachman's lost princess story is not a kabbalistic metaphor but rather a simple parable about Jewish life.
R. Nachman of Breslov

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Michael A Thornhill, ON August 1, 2017

Really enjoyed that talk. Surely a story as emotive as this, and the author directing this at simple folk, maybe the princess is Shabbat.
The wine and apple are implusive self gratification, why did the character not take the wine and apple to the princess, instead consuming them immediately?
Perhaps the rabbi was saying something about contact with non jews and thereby becoming less concerned with Shabbat observance?
Anyways, my thoughts. Reply

Kevin O'Neil London UK November 23, 2013

Bravo, JF! Beautifully expressed and most convincing.

Due attention is paid to the Context, as well as to the Plain Meaning of the Nachmann story, and the method used is Exegesis rather than eisegesis.

Thankyou for your solid work. Reply

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