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Zohar : The Masterpiece of Kabbalah with Facing Page Commentary That Brings the Text to Life for You - Annotated & Explained - Daniel Chanan Matt


The Masterpiece of Kabbalah with Facing Page Commentary That Brings the Text to Life for You - Annotated & Explained

By: Daniel Chanan Matt (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st June 2002
ISBN: 9781893361515
Number Of Pages: 160

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The best-selling author of The Essential Kabbalah now
offers readers the best introduction to the Zohar.

The splendor and enigmatic appeal of the Zohar, the major text of the Jewish mystical tradition, has never intrigued readers of all faiths more than it does today. But how can we truly understand it?

Daniel C. Matt brings together in one place the most important teachings from the Zohar, the cornerstone of Kabbalah-described as a mixture of theology, mystical psychology, anthropology, myth, and poetry-alongside facing-page stories, notes, and historical background that illuminate and explain the text. Ideal for the first-time reader with no prior knowledge of Jewish mysticism.

Guides readers step-by-step through the texts that make up the Zohar-midrash, mystical fantasy, commentary, and Hebrew scripture-and explains the inner meanings of this sacred text, recognized by kabbalists as the most important work of mystical teaching, in a way that is both spiritually enlightening and intellectually fascinating.

Introduction to the Zohar
About the Translation and Annotation
Notes to the Introduction to the Zohar
The Essence of Torahp. 3
How to Look at Torahp. 5
The Creation of Godp. 11
The Hidden Lightp. 15
Adam's Sinp. 19
Male and Femalep. 21
Openingsp. 25
The Binding of Abraham and Isaacp. 31
Joseph's Dreamp. 37
Jacob's Garment of Daysp. 45
All of Israel Saw the Lettersp. 55
The Old Man and the Ravishing Maidenp. 59
The Gift of Dwellingp. 73
The Secret of Sabbathp. 83
The Aroma of Infinityp. 87
God, Israel, and Shekhinahp. 91
The Wedding Celebrationp. 111
Notesp. 126
Glossaryp. 130
Suggested Readingsp. 133
Index of Zohar Passagesp. 135
About SkyLight Pathsp. 136
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ISBN: 9781893361515
ISBN-10: 1893361519
Series: Skylight Illuminations
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 1st June 2002
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 13.34  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.22