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Thw Way into Jewish Mystical Tradition : The Way Into - Rabbi Lawrence Kushner

Thw Way into Jewish Mystical Tradition

The Way Into

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The Way Into Jewish Mystical Tradition, guided by Lawrence Kushner, explains the principles of Jewish mystical thinking, its religious and spiritual significance and how it relates to our lives. Kushner offers us a step-by-step exploration of: What "Jewish mysticism" means, the key concepts in mysticism, with classic texts to explore and learn from. Why mysticism is a part of the modern Jewish experience. The goals of mysticism and how they relate to broader Jewish spirituality. Here is a book that allows us to experience and understand the Jewish mystical approach to our place in the world.

Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
Presencep. 9
God's presence is the fullness of all the world
The power of the Creator within each created thing
There is no place without God's presence
The light of the Divine Presence is everywhere
Nothingp. 17
My help will come from Nothing
Every moment God sustains all creation!
God is God and there is nothing else
Upper unity, lower unity
Something from Nothing
Attaining the level of Nothingness
Namep. 35
One Without End
The Name of Being, the Ineffable Name
The entire Torah is composed of Names of God
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth
Truthp. 51
Each day the Torah calls us in love
The whole world is made of letters
God created the world with the Torah
The sound of almost breathing
How to say (your own) Torah
Organismp. 71
The inverted tree
Sefirot
The worlds of separation and unity
Ayn Sof withdrew itself
I have created, I have formed, I have even made
Those who walk within rivers of fire
Consciousnessp. 87
Hidden light
The business with Ezekiel's chariot
The four who entered the orchard
The other side
I will surely hide My face
The secret wisdom of Kabbalah
Personp. 107
Self
No two human beings are alike
Returning to your source
Descent for the sake of ascent
Self-annihilation
A human being who contains all creation
Deedp. 119
Restoring the universe
Unio Mystica
For the sake of unifying God
Awakening below causes awakening on high
Our service fulfills a cosmic need
To sense the sacred
Yearningp. 137
It's all from the One of Blessing
I have set the Lord before me continually
Every single utterance is an entire universe
Rapture
The time of the Messiah
Shabbat: A taste of the world to come
You shall be holy
Epiloguep. 157
Notesp. 165
Glossaryp. 169
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 173
Indexp. 177
About Jewish Lights Publishingp. 193
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ISBN: 9781580232005
ISBN-10: 1580232000
Series: The Way Into
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st April 2004
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Type: New edition