The Essential Zohar

The Essential Zohar
Author: Rav P.S. Berg
Publsiher: Harmony
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2011-11-30
ISBN 10: 0676905137
ISBN 13: 9780676905137
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Essential Zohar Book Review:

For thousands of years, no book has been more shrouded in mystery than the Zohar, yet no book offers us greater wisdom. The central text of Kabbalah, the Zohar is a commentary on the Bible’s narratives, laws, and genealogies and a map of the spiritual landscape. In The Essential Zohar, the eminent kabbalist Rav P. S. Berg decodes its teachings on evil, redemption, human relationships, wealth and poverty, and other fundamental concerns from a practical, contemporary perspective. The Zohar and Kabbalah have traditionally been known as the world’s most esoteric sources of spiritual knowledge, but Rav Berg has dedicated his life to making this concentrated distillation of infinite wisdom available to people of all faiths so that we may use its principles to live each day in harmony with the divine.

The Essential Zohar

The Essential Zohar
Author: Philip S. Berg
Publsiher: Harmony
Total Pages: 275
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 0609807315
ISBN 13: 9780609807316
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Essential Zohar Book Review:

Provides a practical understanding and interpretation of the Zohar, the central kabbalistic text, examines its central teachings on evil, redemption, human relationships, wealth and poverty, death and the afterlife, and other fundamental concerns, and explains how to use the principles of Kabbalah to live in harmony with the divine. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

The Essential Kabbalah

The Essential Kabbalah
Author: Daniel C. Matt
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2010-10-12
ISBN 10: 0062048139
ISBN 13: 9780062048134
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Essential Kabbalah Book Review:

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.

Unlocking the Zohar

Unlocking the Zohar
Author: Michael Laitman
Publsiher: Laitman Kabbalah Publishers
Total Pages: 431
Release: 2011-01-01
ISBN 10: 1897448597
ISBN 13: 9781897448595
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unlocking the Zohar Book Review:

The Book of Zohar (Book of Radiance), also known as The Zohar is one of the most mysterious and misunderstood compositions ever written. The awe, admiration, and even fear it has evoked over the years are unsurpassed. This book contains the secrets of the whole of Creation, but until recently these secrets were shrouded in a cloud of mystery and misconceptions. Now The Zohar is openly unfolding its wisdom throughout the world, to show humanity a way forward, as the book itself declares (VaYera, Item 460), When the days of the Messiah draw near, even infants will discover the secrets of the wisdom. The greatest Kabbalist of the 20th century, Rav Yehuda Ashlag (1884-1954) paved a new way for us by which we can reveal the secrets of The Zohar. He wrote the Sulam [Ladder] Commentary and the four introductions for The Zohar to help us come to know the forces that govern our lives, and teach us how we can assume control over our destinies. This book is an invitation to a wondrous journey to a higher world. The author, Kabbalist Dr Michael Laitman, wisely ushers us into the revelations of the Sulam commentary. In so doing, Laitman helps us fine-tune our thoughts as we read in The Zohar, to maximize the spiritual benefit derived from reading it. In addition to explaining The Book of Zohar, the book contains numerous inspiring quotes from The Zohar, specifically translated, edited, and compiled for easy reading and understanding of this powerful text.

The Zohar

The Zohar
Author: Michael Laitman
Publsiher: Laitman Kabbalah Publishers
Total Pages: 518
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN 10: 1897448090
ISBN 13: 9781897448090
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Zohar Book Review:

The wisdom of Kabbalah teaches us how to perceive and live in the reality that spreads before us. It is a systematic method that has evolved over thousands of years, nurtured by individuals whose task was to ensure that the true wisdom would be given to those ready to receive it. The Book of Zohar (The Book of Radiance) is an ageless source of wisdom and the basis for all Kabbalistic literature. Since its appearance nearly 2,000 years ago, it has been the primary, and often only, source used by Kabbalists. Written in a unique and metaphorical language. The Book of Zohar enriches our understanding of reality and expands our worldview. However, this text should not be read in an ordinary fashion. We should patiently and repeatedly read and think about each sentence as we try to penetrate the author's feelings. We should read it slowly and try to extract the nuances of the text. Although the text deals with one subject only-how to relate to the Creator-it approaches it from different angles. This allows each of us to find the particular phrase or word that will carry us into the depths of this profound and timeless wisdom.

Journey into the Zohar A

Journey into the Zohar  A
Author: Nathan Wolski
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2012-02-01
ISBN 10: 1438430558
ISBN 13: 9781438430553
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Journey into the Zohar A Book Review:

An introduction to the Zohar, the crowning work of medieval Kabbalah. Includes original translations and analysis.

Zohar

Zohar
Author: Daniel Chanan Matt
Publsiher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 1893361519
ISBN 13: 9781893361515
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zohar Book Review:

Guides readers step-by-step through the texts that make up the Zohar and explains the inner meanings of this sacred text in a way that is both spiritually enlightening and intellectually fascinating.

Zohar Complete Set

Zohar Complete Set
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Zohar: The Pritzker Editions
Total Pages: 7792
Release: 2018-01-16
ISBN 10: 9781503605312
ISBN 13: 1503605310
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zohar Complete Set Book Review:

The Zohar is a mystical commentary on the Torah that is the basis for Kabbalah. This is a difficult book to translate. Matt, who has taught Jewish mysticism at Stanford University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, is working his way through the book, giving a comprehensive annotation that offers background and explanations of the text, both his own and those of other scholars.

Secrets of the Zohar

Secrets of the Zohar
Author: Michael Berg
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9781571895776
ISBN 13: 1571895779
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secrets of the Zohar Book Review:

As the first person to translate the entire 23-volume Zohar from Aramaic into English, Michael Berg is uniquely qualified to convey its timeless wisdom to a wider audience. In these pages, he reveals its secrets as never before. Berg deciphers the encoded words of the ancient sages and explains and organizes them in a way that anyone can comprehend. He interprets the Zohar's most important stories, offering a special meditation for each one. Most importantly, he presents the wisdom from this great book in both Aramaic and English since, according to Kabbalah's greatest sages, The Light of the Creator is embodied in the Zohar's very letters and words, and scanning it in the original language is as important as reading the translation. This unique presentation allows readers to draw on the Zohar's full energy, empowering them to achieve true spiritual transformation, conquer life's greatest challenges, and find new joy and fulfilment.

Zohar The Book of Splendor

Zohar  The Book of Splendor
Author: Gershom Scholem
Publsiher: Schocken
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2011-07-20
ISBN 10: 0307493695
ISBN 13: 9780307493699
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zohar The Book of Splendor Book Review:

One of the great masterpieces of Western religious thought, the Zohar represents an attempt to uncover hidden meanings behind the world of appearances. It is the central work in the literature of the Kabbalah, the Jewish mystical tradition. This volume of selected passages from the Zohar, culled by the greatest authority on Jewish mysticism, offers a sampling of its unique vision of the esoteric wonders of creation; the life and destiny of the soul; the confluence of physical and divine love; suffering and death; exile and redemption.

Kabbalistic Astrology

Kabbalistic Astrology
Author: Rav P. S. Berg
Publsiher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2010-09-17
ISBN 10: 1459602307
ISBN 13: 9781459602304
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kabbalistic Astrology Book Review:

Ancient Kabbalistic mysticism and the search for meaning by looking to the stars are related in ways that may surprise readers. Kabbalah, in fact, offers arguably the oldest and wisest application of astronomy and astrology known to humankind. Kabbalistic Astrology is a tool for understanding one's individual nature at its deepest level and putting that knowledge to immediate use in the real world. A natural addition to Berg's many writings on spirituality, the book explains why destiny is not the same as predestination and shows that we have many possible futures and can become masters of our fate. Written in Berg's trademark clear, intelligible style, the book teaches how to discover challenges faced in previous incarnations and how to overcome them, as well as the secrets to finding the love, success, and spiritual fulfillment.

The Kabbalah

The Kabbalah
Author: S. L. MacGregor Mathers,Z'Ev Ben Shimon Halevi
Publsiher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Total Pages: 466
Release: 2006-09
ISBN 10: 9781842931288
ISBN 13: 1842931288
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Kabbalah Book Review:

The Zohar, “The Book of Splendor,” is the foundation of Kabbalah, the increasingly popular and famous theosophical teaching central to Jewish mysticism. This volume offers a profound commentary on the Five Books of Moses and the key to understanding the universe and man’s pilgrimage on Earth contained in the Ten Sefirot.

Zohar the Book of Enlightenment

Zohar  the Book of Enlightenment
Author: Daniel Chanan Matt,Arthur Green
Publsiher: Paulist Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 1983
ISBN 10: 9780809123872
ISBN 13: 0809123878
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zohar the Book of Enlightenment Book Review:

This is the first translation with commentary of selections from The Zohar, the major text of the Kabbalah, the Jewish mystical tradition. This work was written in 13th-century Spain by Moses de Leon, a Spanish scholar.

The Wisdom of the Zohar

The Wisdom of the Zohar
Author: Yeruḥam Fishel Lachower,Isaiah Tishby
Publsiher: Littman Library of Jewish
Total Pages: 1596
Release: 1991
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015027291536
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wisdom of the Zohar Book Review:

This study of Hasidic mysticism and its kabbalistic roots provides and excellent introduction to Hasidism. Methodical in its approach, it discusses the theology, history, and major figures of Hasidism as well as its complex links to kabbalah, Shabbateanism, and post-Shabbatean texts. As such it opens a new window on the religious experience while also making a valuable contribution to the study of the eighteenth century as a key period in the formation of modern Jewry.

Roads to Utopia

Roads to Utopia
Author: David Greenstein
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2014-02-12
ISBN 10: 0804789681
ISBN 13: 9780804789684
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Roads to Utopia Book Review:

As the greatest book of Jewish mysticism, the Zohar is a revered and much-studied work. Yet, surprisingly, scholarship on the Zohar has yet to pay attention to its most unique literary device—the presentation of its insights while its teachers walk on the road. In these pages, rabbi and scholar David Greenstein offers the first examination of the "walking on the road" motif. Greenstein's original approach hones in on how this motif expresses the struggles with spatiality and the everyday presented in the Zohar. He argues that the walking theme is not a metaphor for realms to be collapsed into or transcended by the holy, as conventional interpretations would have it. Rather, it conveys us into those quotidian spaces that are obdurately present alongside the realm of the sacred. By embracing the reality of mundane existence, and recognizing the prosaic dimensions of the worldly path, the Zohar is an especially exceptional mystical treatise. In this volume, Greenstein makes visible a singular, though previously unstudied, achievement of the Zohar.

Kabbalah for Beginners

Kabbalah for Beginners
Author: Michael Laitman
Publsiher: Laitman Kabbalah Publishers
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2004-01-01
ISBN 10: 097323153X
ISBN 13: 9780973231533
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kabbalah for Beginners Book Review:

The Kabbalist Rabbi Laitman, who was the student and personal assistant to Rabbi Baruch Ashlag from 1979-1991, follows in the footsteps of his rabbi in passing on the wisdom of Kabbalah to the world. This book is based on sources that were passed down by Rabbi Baruch's father, Rabbi Yehuda Ashlag (Baal HaSulam), the author of 'the Sulam', the commentaries on The Book of Zohar, who continued the ways of the Ari and Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai and many great Kabbalists throughout the generations before them. The goal of this book is to assist individuals in confronting the first stages of the spiritual realm. This unique method of study, which encourages sharing this wisdom with others, not only helps overcome the trials and tribulations of everyday life, but initiates a process in which individuals extend themselves beyond the standard limitations of today's world.

The Art of Mystical Narrative

The Art of Mystical Narrative
Author: Eitan P. Fishbane
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2018-11-22
ISBN 10: 0190885475
ISBN 13: 9780190885472
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Mystical Narrative Book Review:

In the study of Judaism, the Zohar has captivated the minds of interpreters for over seven centuries, and continues to entrance readers in contemporary times. Yet despite these centuries of study, very little attention has been devoted to the literary dimensions of the text, or to formal appreciation of its status as one of the great works of religious literature. The Art of Mystical Narrative offers a critical approach to the zoharic story, seeking to explore the interplay between fictional discourse and mystical exegesis. Eitan Fishbane argues that the narrative must be understood first and foremost as a work of the fictional imagination, a representation of a world and reality invented by the thirteenth-century authors of the text. He claims that the text functions as a kind of dramatic literature, one in which the power of revealing mystical secrets is demonstrated and performed for the reading audience. The Art of Mystical Narrative offers a fresh, interdisciplinary perspective on the Zohar and on the intersections of literary and religious studies.

God the Big Bang

God   the Big Bang
Author: Daniel Chanan Matt
Publsiher: Jewish Lights Publishing
Total Pages: 200
Release: 1998-02-01
ISBN 10: 1879045893
ISBN 13: 9781879045897
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God the Big Bang Book Review:

Mysticism and science: What do they have in common? How can one enlighten the other? By drawing on modern cosmology and ancient Kabbalah, Matt shows how science and religion can together enrich our spiritual awareness and help us recover a sense of wonder and find our place in the universe. Drawing on the insights of physics and Jewish mysticism, Daniel Matt uncovers the sense of wonder and oneness that connects us with the universe and God. He describes in understandable terms the parallels between modern cosmology and ancient Kabbalah. He shows how science and religion together can enrich our spiritual understanding. We "embody the energy" of the big bang, writes Matt. Furthermore, "God is not somewhere else, hidden from us. God is right here hidden from us." To discover the presence of God, Matt draws on both science and theology, fact and belief, and on the truths embodied in Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and Christianity, as well as Judaism. A rich dialogue between the physical and the spiritual, God & the Big Bang takes us on a deeply personal, thoughtful and inspiring journey that helps us find our place in the universe--and the universe in ourselves.

Reading the Zohar

Reading the Zohar
Author: Pinchas Giller
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 0195118499
ISBN 13: 9780195118490
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading the Zohar Book Review:

Comprising well over a thousand pages of densely written Aramaic, the compilation of texts known as the Zohar represents the collective wisdom of various strands of Jewish mysticism, or kabbalah, up to the thirteenth century. This massive work continues to provide the foundation of much Jewish mystical thought and practice to the present day. In this book, Pinchas Giller examines certaing sections of the Zohar and the ways in which the central doctrines of classical kabbalah took shape around them.

The Kabbalah Unveiled

The Kabbalah Unveiled
Author: S. L. MacGregor Mathers
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2012-05-23
ISBN 10: 048614609X
ISBN 13: 9780486146096
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Kabbalah Unveiled Book Review:

Written by a noted occultist, this essential guide to the ancient Jewish doctrine of esoteric knowledge focuses on the actual sacred texts to offer an objective, reliable interpretation.