The Essential Kabbalah: The Heart of Jewish Mysticism

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Harper Collins, Oct 12, 2010 - Religion - 240 pages
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A translation of the Kabbalah for the layperson includes a compact presentation of each primary text and features a practical analysis and vital historical information that offer insight into the various aspects of Jewish mysticism.

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Matt's ideas will inform Bible studies for centuries to come, so they are well worth knowing. This is a beautifully written, modern introduction to a major if often unacknowledged, ingredient in the ... Read full review

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This book is a cross between an academic look at the mysticism in Judaism with poetry, making it a contemplative work as well. As an outsider to the Jewish faith, I can still benefit from meditating on the poetic descriptions of aspects of the Divine and how one is to connect with God. Read full review

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Daniel C. Matt has written many books and articles on Jewish spirituality, including Zohar:The Book of Enlightenment and God and the Big Bang. He is a professor of Jewish mysticism at the Center for Jewish Studies, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA.

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