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The Sophisticate and The Simpleton

by Yehudis Golshevsky

Series: Rebbe Nachman’s Stories with Yehudis Golshevsky

For women only.

What’s the secret to a joyous life? “Ah, prustak!” said the Rebbe. “Ah, simplicity!”

This seven-part class will focus on one of the most beloved of Rebbe Nachman’s 13 major stories, The Sophisticate and The Simpleton, the story of two friends. The sophisticate travels the world, acquiring tremendous amounts of philosophical and scientific knowledge. The simpleton stays home and becomes a mediocre shoemaker. In the end their paths meet and the surprising conclusion offers us insights into the meaning of success and happiness.

We’ll discuss:

  • The Spiritual Definition of Simplicity
  • The Meaning of the Three-cornered Shoe
  • The Roots of Sophistication
  • Self-confidence
  • Good and Evil
  • Happiness and Success
  • Pride and Humility
  • The Tzaddik
  • And much more.

How to participate:

Use this link now to log into your live class or save it to log into the course in the future:


If you would prefer to listen to the class on the phone, call:

New York: +1 (917) 338-1451

For Other Countries: – See Global Access Numbers

When prompted, dial this code: 567669#

Currently available for iPhone – iPad – Android – BlackBerry

  1. Click on your device type above.
  2. Download the ClickMeeting Mobile App.
  3. Login by using access code: Meeting ID: 828-286-137

Course Audio/Video Archive

Class 1 Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

Class 2 Sunday, January 29th, 2017

Class 3 Sunday, February 5th, 2017

Class 4 Sunday, February 12th, 2017

Class 5 Sunday, February 19th, 2017

Class 6 Sunday, February 26th, 2017


Sunday, 11:00 AM EST – 6:00 PM Israel Time


Sunday, Jan. 22nd to March 5th, 2017 (7 weeks)


Intermediate through advanced, however everyone, including beginners, is welcome. No previous classes required.


Yehudis Golshevsky


THE SOPHISTICATE AND THE SIMPLETON, Reb Noson’s Likutey Halachot, other various sources.

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