On the first day of the Jewish Hanukkah, we invite you to the first episode of the series of tales by the Hasidic tsaddik, who lived at the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries, Nachman of Breslov
11 December 2020
The rebbe’s disciples believed that his tales contain all the whole truth about the world. They are aimed not only at the youngest recipients, who will certainly enjoy immersing themselves in the magical world of Jewish folklore. Adults will find the most profound expression of Jewish spirituality in these fairy tales. And those well-versed in the Kabbalah may try to find its threads in the tales of Nachman of Breslov.
Nachman of Breslov was a great-grandson of the founder of Polish Hasidism – Israel ben Eliezer (Ba’al Shem Tov) – and the leader of a sect, whose members after Nachman’s death refused to elect his successor. No one seemed worthy to succeed him. Until today the Bratslav Hasidim do not have a living tsaddik; hence they are called Tojte Hasidim, Dead Hasidim.
“The Tales of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov”
Edited by Heryk Halkowski
Directed by Paweł Passini
Music and sound recording by Daniel Słomiński
Illustrations by Ines Taña
Animation by Justyna Mieleszko
Narrated by Jarosław Tomica, Paweł Janyst, Dariusz Jeż, and Paweł Passini
Produced by Warsaw Ghetto Museum, Jewish Community of Warsaw
Episode 1 “The Prince Who Thought He Was a Turkey”
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