The Book of Letters: A Mystical Alef-Bait

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Jewish Lights Pub., 1990 - Foreign Language Study - 80 pages
9 Reviews
In calligraphy by the author. Folktales about and exploration of the mystical meanings of the Hebrew Alphabet. Open the old prayerbook-like pages of The Book of Letters and you will enter a special world of sacred tradition and religious feeling. More than just symbols, all twenty-two letters of the Hebrew alphabet overflow with meanings and personalities of their own. Rabbi Kushner draws from ancient Judaic sources, weaving Talmudic commentary, Hasidic folktales, and Kabbalistic mysteries around the letters.

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Review: The Book of Letters: A Mystical Hebrew Alphabet

User Review  - Grantimatter - Goodreads

A wonderful tour of the Hebrew alphabet as an introduction to traditional mysticism. One of those simple reads that can upend the way you think about things. What do letters mean? Will be re-reading. Read full review

Review: The Book of Letters: A Mystical Hebrew Alphabet

User Review  - Caroline - Goodreads

This book lives on my bedside table. It is one of the most inspiring, beautiful books I've ever read. It seems that this tiny book has endless layers of meaning. Hebrew has always been powerful to me ... Read full review


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