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Gates of Light: Sha'are Orah

Gikatilla, Rabbi Joseph

ISBN 10: 0060637978 / ISBN 13: 9780060637972
Published by HarperCollins, 1994
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xxxiv, 401 pp. Translated and with an introduction by Avi Weinstein. Foreword by Arthur Hertzberg and an historical introduction by Moshe Idel. One in the Sacred Literature Series of the International Sacred Literature Trust in association with HarperCollins, this title also in the Bronfman Library of Jewish Classics. Loosely inserted are three items: an invitation to the book's launch in New York, publisher's brochure and a folded programme. Spine of dustjacket is lightly sunned. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 002799

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Title: Gates of Light: Sha'are Orah

Publisher: HarperCollins

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Quarter Cloth

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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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. Deftly illuminated by Gikatilla and grounded in historical perspective with introductory essays by Avi Weinstein, Moshe Ideal, and Arthur Hertzberg, this significant contribution to Jewish scholarship is rounded out with an index of scriptural verses.

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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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