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Inner Meaning of the Hebrew Letters - R. M. Haralick

Inner Meaning of the Hebrew Letters

Hardcover Published: 1st September 1995
ISBN: 9781568213569
Number Of Pages: 384

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This book-length meditation on the Hebrew alphabet offers profound insights into many important ideas found in Jewish thought. From time immemorial, the Hebrew alphabet has been considered to be more than a collection of individual letters. Indeed, the essence of each letter of the Hebrew alphabet can be seen as a fundamental building block of the world. Jewish scholars throughout the ages have meditated on these letters, deriving spiritual inspiration in the process. In The Inner Meaning of the Hebrew Letters, Robert M. Haralick looks closely at each of the Hebrew characters, helping us to gain insight from this remarkable tradition. Drawing primarily upon traditional kabbalistic and chasidic thought, Haralick combines his own insights with those of great Jewish personalities such as Moshe Chayim Luzzatto and Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav, as well as drawing upon classical texts, including the Bahir, the Zohar, the Midrash, and the Talmud. One of Haralick's main sources of inspiration is the ancient Jewish art of gematria, where each letter has a numerical value as does each combination of letters. Through this traditional methodology, Haralick shows his readers the many, often dazzling, ways that the Hebrew alphabet has been examined.

ISBN: 9781568213569
ISBN-10: 1568213565
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 1st September 1995
Publisher: JASON ARONSON INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 15.75  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.73

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