Meditation and Judaism: exploring the Jewish meditative paths

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Dec 28, 2004 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 289 pages
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"Meditation and Judaism is a comprehensive work on Jewish meditation, encompassing the entire spectrum of Jewish thought-from the early Kabbalists to the modern Chassidic and Mussar masters, the sages of the Talmud, to the modern philosophers. Both a scholarly, in-depth study of meditative practices, and a practical, easy to follow guide, Meditation and Judaism is for anyone interested in meditating the Jewish way. The word meditation calls to mind the traditional, obvious associations that society has accumulated. Meditation and Judaism attempts to broaden our view of meditation, demonstrating that meditation is prevalent within so many of the common Jewish practices. While there are many paths that lead in the same direction, the ultimate destination of meditation is a metamorphosis into a more G-dly and spiritual person. This scholarly work is sourced in authentic Jewish thought, yet it has been written in a manner that will appeal to the modern reader. It is an enlightening read for the scholar and the layman alike."

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This clearly written work is a comprehensive study of Jewish meditation, offering an in-depth study of Jewish meditative practices through history. Rabbi Pinson (Inner Rhythms: The Kabbalah of ... Read full review

Contents

Defining Meditation
19
Extraordinary Phenomena Encountered Through Meditation
45
Preparing for the Meditative Session
59
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About the author (2004)

Pinson is a world-renowned scholar, thinker, teacher, and author. Presently he is Dean of the Iyyun Institute in Brooklyn.

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