Skip to Main Content (Press Enter) Toggle side nav

The Tale of a Niggun

Best Seller
The Tale of a Niggun by Elie Wiesel
Hardcover $25.00
Nov 17, 2020 | ISBN 9780805243635

Also available from:

See All Formats (2) +
  • Nov 17, 2020 | ISBN 9780805243635

    Also available from:

  • Nov 17, 2020 | ISBN 9780805243642

    Available from:

Buy the Audiobook Download:

Listen to a sample from The Tale of a Niggun

Product Details

Praise

“A short nar­ra­tive poem with dev­as­tat­ing impact, beau­ti­ful­ly illus­trat­ed and accom­pa­nied by a help­ful glos­sary con­tex­tu­al­iz­ing ref­er­ences to his­toric rab­bis, cities, and con­cepts, includ­ing that of the nig­gun, a mys­ti­cal song that one rab­bi called ​‘the pen of the soul.’ ”
—Jewish Book Council
 
“The tale and its lesson are classically Wiesel. Human and beautiful, it empowers the powerless. It’s traditional for Jews to place stones on graves; this story, based on several examples from history, places a pebble on an already insurmountable pile of rocks. The Tale of a Niggun is, of course, a Jewish book, but also not a Jewish book. Jewish stories, even in the present tense, are ancient stories, and the question and lesson central to the book are as present now as they’ve been since Eve left Eden . . . Frequent Wiesel illustrator Mark Podwal’s watercolor paintings are lovely.
—New York Journal of Books
 
“Accompanied by Mark Podwatil’s quietly haunng full-page illustrations, Wiesel’s spare language cuts to the heart of human loss while the rhythms of the poetry capture the sad, endless march of inhumanity through history. At the same time, this poem sings out the power of belief and community and love.”
—Kirkus Reviews

Get the latest updates from Elie Wiesel
And go from well-read to best read with book recs, deals and more in your inbox every week.
And go from well-read to best read with book recs, deals and more in your inbox every week.
By clicking SIGN UP, I acknowledge that I have read and agree to Penguin Random House’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
Dismiss
Thanks!
Something awesome is on its way.
Back to Top