Ahron’s Heart

The Prayers, Teachings and Letters of Ahrele Roth, a Hasidic Reformer

by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and Yair Hillel Goelman


“A fierce work still connected to the cloister of Meah Shearim” –The Forward

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About this book

About the Book

For the first time, the writings of one of the 20th century’s most important Hasidic thinkers are made available to a non-Hasidic English audience.

Rabbi Ahron “Ahrele” Roth (1894-1944) was born into the ultra-Orthodox world and wrote exclusively for a very small community of Hasidim that he founded and which continues to this day. His work is little known outside of this insular community of Yiddish-speaking followers in Israel and New York.

Reb Ahrele has a great deal to say to sincere spiritual seekers far beyond his own community. This volume includes an intense, representative selection of the large body of work Reb Ahrele produced in his relatively short life.

Reb Ahrele taught his followers how they could reconnect with their true, simple, spiritual selves by providing them with clear, practical instructions in the realm of spiritual consciousness, discipline and practice. He worked persistently to communicate specific steps in order to arouse his followers’ deepest spiritual intentions.