The Book of Letters: A Mystical Alef-Bait

by Lawrence Kushner

Book, 1990



Call number

400 KUS



Woodstock, Vt. : Jewish Lights Pub., 1990.


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.

User reviews

LibraryThing member raizel
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.
LibraryThing member mgkbus
This book is the first step in learning and understanding the letters which make up Hebrew. An essential reference, delicately written for all ages and learning levels.


187904501X / 9781879045019

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