Originating in the 12th century, Kabbalah is a mystical movement that arose within the Jewish faith and become one of the most beautiful and enigmatic of all the spiritual traditions.
This book traces Kabbalah's most profound, thought provoking and imaginative themes, including: creation myths; the tree of life and the ten sefirot; the significance of the Hebrew alphabet; the link with the Garden of Eden and the mind of Adam; and the mystic sexual union which can contribute to cosmic well being. Coverage is also give to the origins of Kabbalah in medieval Provence and Spain, to its greatest texts, especially The Zohar (Book of Radiance), and to Kabbalah's continuing popularity in modern times.
Kabbalah Inspirations captures the character of this fascinating system of ideas and practices and opens up its mysteries to a whole new audience—that is, everyone inspired by the profound truths and poetic beautifes of mysticism.
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Rabbi Jeremy Rosen received his rabbinic ordination from Mir Yeshiva in Jerusalem. He studied philosophy at Cambridge University and also holds a Ph.D. in this subject. He has worked in the rabbinate and in Jewish education for more than forty years, in both Europe and the US. He is currently director of the Yakar Educational Foundation, rabbi of Yakar Kehilla in London, and Chairman of the Faculty for Comparative Religion in Antwerp, Belgium.
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