The Essential Kabbalah: The Heart of Jewish Mysticism

by Daniel Chanan Matt

Other authorsDaniel Chanan Matt
Book, 1997



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150 MAT


[Edison, N.J.] : Castle Books, c1997.


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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LibraryThing member quicksiva
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 Western world view. Feminists (pro and con) should find it very useful. It looks like the Great
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LibraryThing member drj
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.

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