Shabbat shalom

The core of hasidic teachings is the concept of a life of fervor, of exalted joy. But this teaching is not a theory which can persist regardless of whether it is translated into reality. It is rather the theoretic supplement to a life which was actually lived by the zaddikim and hasidim …

Martin Buber, Tales of the Hasidim, Schocken Books, 1947, 26.

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