Echoes of Eden: Sefer Bereishit

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Gefen Publishing House Ltd, 2011 - Bible - 400 pages
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What was the pre-sin world like, and what is the way of return? How could God have demanded that Avraham sacrifice his son? Why would Yaakov favor Yosef when he saw the jealousy it created? Drawing upon the vast reservoir of rabbinic literature from Talmud to Midrash, from Zohar to the hasidic masters Rabbi Ari Kahn combines the mystical explorations of kabbalah and hasidism with a highly intellectual and broad-minded approach to Torah study. Plumbing the depths of Jewish sources, Rabbi Kahn provides fascinating answers to age-old questions, infusing the parshah with fresh significance. Through provoking questions and intriguing insights, Rabbi Kahn continually inspires us to seek the Godly in our lives.
 

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User Review  - Arctic-Stranger - LibraryThing

this is the first Jewish devotional I have read, and I can say I am hooked. The emphasis is different from most Christian devotionals, more academic and more designed to provoke thought that piety. I would recommend this book for anyone who wants to broaden their spiriutal horizons. Read full review

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User Review  - LazerA - LibraryThing

In many ways, the book of Genesis is one of the most esoteric books of the Bible. On the surface, Genesis appears to be a simple narrative of the origins of the Jewish people, beginning with the ... Read full review

Contents

Clothing of Light
19
Naamah
37
The Raven Nevermore?
51
Love and Fear
65
The Universal and the Particular
78
The Purpose ofthe Akeidah
97
A Living Well
125
Echoes of Eden
153
Give Truth to Yaakov
229
Clothes Make the Man
245
For a Pair of Shoes
258
Keitz Bavel Zerubavel
270
Dream Dream DreamDream
291
Of Spies and Thieves
308
Plan Interrupted
325
Wagons
341

The Voice and Hands of Yaakov
167
The Place haMakom
181
Yaakov or Yisrael?
213
Father and Son
355
Salvation
372
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