עולם האותיות: The Sacred Letters as a Guide to Jewish Deed and Thought

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Mesorah Publications, 1983 - Religion - 240 pages
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For more than a generation, Rabbi Michael L. Munk, as a sidelight to his busy schedule of educational and communal work, has fascinated audiences with his learned and provocative lectures on the Hebrew alphabet. In the process of opening eyes and raising eyebrows, he has convinced countless people that his contention is true: the Hebrew alphabet abounds in scholarly and mystical meaning. He has developed and proven a profound thesis. The alphabet -- if correctly understood -- is a primer for life. Ethical conduct, religious guidance, philosophical insights, all are nestled in the curls, crowns, and combinations of the Hebrew letters. This is one of those rare books that is both interesting and profound, learned and readable. The wisdom and compassion of the author is evident in those subtle ways that do not intrude on the reader, but give him the satisfaction of knowing that a rich, warm, productive lifetime of experience is flavoring the text.

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User Review  - BajorRon - LibraryThing

The Wisdom in the Hebrew Alphabet is a thoroughly erudite elaboration on one of the central themes of the Sefer Yetsirah: God created the Universe by means of the sounds and letters of the Hebrew ... Read full review

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Interesting book on the background of the Hebrew AlephBet. Kabbalah concepts are discussed as well as the connection between the letters of the AlephBet. Read full review

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Overview Protoplasm of Creation
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Table of Scripts and Numeric Values
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