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Gates of Light: Sha'are Orah (Sacred Literature Series)

Gikatilla, Rabbi Joseph

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Until now, few primary texts on the Kabbalah have been available in English. Under the auspices of the Bronfman Library of Jewish classics, this historic publication of Gates of Light allows readers to enter the hidden world of the Kabbalah and its profound and beautiful Biblical interpretation. This central text of Jewish mysticism was written in thirteenth-century Spain, where Kabbalah flourished. Considered to be the most articulate work on the mystical Kabbalah, Gates of Light provides a systematic and comprehensive explanation of the Names of God and their mystical applications. The Kabbalah presents a unique strategy for intimacy with the Creator and new insights into the Hebrew Scriptures. In the Kabbalah, aspects of God emanate from a hierarchy of Ten Spheres interconnected by channels that may be disrupted or repaired through human activity.

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The first English translation of one of the most important primary texts of Jewish mysticism. A fascinating introduction to the hidden world of the Kabbalah.

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Hebrew

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Published by AltaMira Press (1995)
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