God is a Verb: Kabbalah and the Practice of Mystical Judaism

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Riverhead Books, 1997 - Religion - 333 pages
Kabbalah is the tradition of Jewish mysticism, long kept secret and taught only to married men over forty. It is a collection of teachings and practices that help us reveal our own pure nature and our possibility for direct mystical experience of the divine.The legacy of this great lineage was nearly lost in the Holocaust, when almost 80 percent of its practitioners were murdered. Cooper sought out the few surviving rabbis trained in Kabbalah in the United States and Israel and became their student. Now as a respected rabbi and teacher, he brings Kabbalah out if its place of secrecy and into the open. Combining his background in meditation and rabbinic studies, Rabbi David Cooper is uniquely qualified to make Kabbalah accessible to a broad range of people. The meditative and contemplative practices in this book help the student turn meaningful teachings into deep personal experiences.God Is a Verb is the first practical Jewish book of life and death, and within it is the recovery of the soul of the oldest living religion in the West.

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Rabbi David A. Cooper studied mystical Judaism in Jerusalem's Old City for more than eight years, and has authored several books on meditation, spiritual retreats, and Jewish mystical practice. He also recorded the bestselling audiotape series The Mystical Kabbalah, and along with his wife, Shoshana, directs the Heart of Stillness Hermitage near Boulder, Colorado.

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