The Book of Letters: A Mystical Alef-Bait

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Jewish Lights Pub., 1990 - Foreign Language Study - 80 pages
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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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User Review  - raizel - LibraryThing

How to draw the letters of the Hebrew alphabet, along with commentary and legends from the Talmud and Midrash. Dark orange and black text on cream paper; the book is read from right to left. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
11
Section 2
60
Section 3
41
Section 4
55
Section 5
27
Section 6
26