The Essential Zohar

  • Filename: the-essential-zohar.
  • ISBN: 9780676905137
  • Release Date: 2011-11-30
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Rav P.S. Berg
  • Publisher: Harmony



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

  • Filename: the-essential-zohar.
  • ISBN: 9780609807316
  • Release Date: 2004-01
  • Number of pages: 275
  • Author: Philip S. Berg
  • Publisher: Three Rivers Press



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 Zohar

  • Filename: the-essential-zohar.
  • ISBN: 9780609807316
  • Release Date: 2004-01
  • Number of pages: 275
  • Author: Philip S. Berg
  • Publisher: Three Rivers Press



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.

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  • ISBN: 9780804762199
  • Release Date: 2009
  • Number of pages: 656
  • Author: Daniel C. Matt
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press



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 Hebrew, 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. This fifth book of translation opens in the middle of the book of Exodus and ends with the Book of Concealment, an interpolation that explores the heart of Kabalistic teaching.

Zohar

  • Filename: zohar.
  • ISBN: 9781893361515
  • Release Date: 2002
  • Number of pages: 135
  • Author: Daniel Chanan Matt
  • Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing



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.

The Secret History of the Zohar

  • Filename: the-secret-history-of-the-zohar.
  • ISBN: 1571896112
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 121
  • Author: Michael Berg
  • Publisher: Kabbalah Learning Center



An overview of the "Zohar," or "Book of Splendor," begins with Moses and continues through the present day, and shows its connection with events and such great historical figures as Plato, Sir Isaac Newton, and the Knights Templar.

Zohar

  • Filename: zohar.
  • ISBN: 1456304267
  • Release Date: 2010-10-23
  • Number of pages: 122
  • Author: Nurho De Manhar
  • Publisher:



Kabbalah, often defined as a Jewish mystical tradition, actually encompasses "the spiritual heritage of all mankind," according to Rav P.S. Berg in The Essential Zohar. Berg, the dean of the Kabbalah Centre (whose members include celebrities such as Madonna and Mick Jagger), has concentrated a core of teachings from the central kabbalistic text, the Zohar, in a single volume that makes kabbalistic wisdom accessible to readers of all religious traditions. The Zohar, which dates back to the second century B.C.E., offers tools for doing the work of kabbalah: "transforming chaos and fragmentation into unity and completion." The Zohar's biblical commentaries and rabbinical stories of apparently "surprise happenings, sudden insights, and full-blown epiphanies" are intended to help readers open themselves to similar revelations. And Berg explains that all of the Zohar's rarified spiritual stories have potential for practical application, to help readers "replace doubt with certainty and darkness with Light." --Michael Joseph Gross --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Zohar the Book of Enlightenment

  • Filename: zohar-the-book-of-enlightenment.
  • ISBN: 0809123878
  • Release Date: 1983
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Daniel Chanan Matt
  • Publisher: Paulist Press



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.

Secrets of the Zohar

  • Filename: secrets-of-the-zohar.
  • ISBN: 1571895779
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 225
  • Author: Michael Berg
  • Publisher:



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.

The Zohar

  • Filename: the-zohar.
  • ISBN: 9781897448090
  • Release Date: 2009
  • Number of pages: 518
  • Author: Michael Laitman
  • Publisher: Laitman Kabbalah Publishers



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.

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  • ISBN: 0804752109
  • Release Date: 2005-12
  • Number of pages: 600
  • Author: Daniel Chanan Matt
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press



This third volume of The Zohar: Pritzker Edition completes the Zohar's commentary on the book of Genesis. Here we find spiritual explorations of numerous biblical narratives, including Jacob's wrestling with the angel, Joseph's kidnapping by his brothers, his near seduction by Potiphar's wife, his interpretation of Pharaoh's dreams, and his reunion with his brothers and father. Throughout, the Zohar probes the biblical text and seeks deeper meaning--for example, the divine intention behind Joseph's disappearance, or the profound significance of human sexuality. Divine and human realities intertwine, affecting one another. Toward the end of Genesis, the Bible states: Jacob's days drew near to die--an idiomatic expression that the Zohar insists on reading hyperliterally. Each human being is challenged to live his days virtuously. If he does, those days themselves are woven into a garment of splendor; at death, they "draw near," enveloping him, escorting him to the beyond. Sefer ha-Zohar (The Book of Radiance) has amazed and overwhelmed readers ever since it emerged mysteriously in medieval Spain toward the end of the thirteenth century. Written in a unique Aramaic, this masterpiece of Kabbalah exceeds the dimensions of a normal book; it is virtually a body of literature, comprising over twenty discrete sections. The bulk of the Zohar consists of a running commentary on the Torah, from Genesis through Deuteronomy.

The Essential Kabbalah

  • Filename: the-essential-kabbalah.
  • ISBN: 0062048139
  • Release Date: 2010-10-12
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Daniel C. Matt
  • Publisher: Harper Collins



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.

Poetics of Children s Literature

  • Filename: poetics-of-children-s-literature.
  • ISBN: 9780820334813
  • Release Date: 2009-11-01
  • Number of pages: 216
  • Author: Zohar Shavit
  • Publisher: University of Georgia Press



Since its emergence in the seventeenth century as a distinctive cultural system, children's literature has had a culturally inferior status resulting from its existence in a netherworld between the literary system and the educational system. In addition to its official readership—children—it has to be approved of by adults. Writers for children, explains Zohar Shavit, are constrained to respond to these multiple systems of often mutually contradictory demands. Most writers do not try to bypass these constraints, but accept them as a framework for their work. In the most extreme cases an author may ignore one segment of the readership. If the adult reader is ignored, the writer risks rejection, as is the case of popular literature. If the writer utilizes the child as a pseudo addressee in order to appeal to an adult audience, the result can be what Shavit terms an ambivalent work. Shavit analyzes the conventions and the moral aims that have structured children's literature, from the fairy tales collected and reworked by Charles Perrault and the Brothers Grimm—in particular, “Little Red Riding Hood”—through the complex manipulations of Lewis Carroll in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, to the subversion of the genre's canonical requirements in the chapbooks of the eighteenth century, and in the formulaic Nancy Drew books of the twentieth century. Throughout her study Shavit, explores not only how society has shaped children's literature, but also how society has been reflected in the literary works it produces for its children.

God the Big Bang

  • Filename: god-the-big-bang.
  • ISBN: 9781879045897
  • Release Date: 1998-02-01
  • Number of pages: 200
  • Author: Daniel Chanan Matt
  • Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing



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.

Studies in the Zohar

  • Filename: studies-in-the-zohar.
  • ISBN: 0791411893
  • Release Date: 1993
  • Number of pages: 262
  • Author: Yehuda Liebes
  • Publisher: SUNY Press



This book deals with the Book of Splendor (Sefer ha-Zohar), the greatest achievement of Kabbalah and one of the most influential sources of Western mysticism. This book offers a new interpretation of the Zohar, analyzing both its theoretical content and its historical context; it also brings the theory and the history together by indicating the personal and autobiographical elements in the Zohar s teachings. The author delves into the issues of the messianic elements of the Zohar, the way it was written, and its relationship to Christianity, Gnosticism, and Talmudic literature."

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