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.
The words of 14th-century mystic Shem Tov ibn Shem Tov, for example, are rendered with a startling immediacy: "How did God create the world? Like a person taking a deep breath and holding it, so that the small contains the large. Similarly God contracted his light to a divine handbreadth, and the world was left in darkness. In the darkness God carved cliffs and hewed rocks to clear the wondrous paths of wisdom." A short introduction traces the history of Kabbalah, explaining its salient concepts and symbols, and extensive notes provide background on the featured texts and writers. A brief bibliography is provided for those who will want to savor more of these extraordinary texts after tasting their richness in this collection. --Uma Kukathas
Kabbalah Centre to open first Texas location - Bizjournals.com
Kabbalah Centre International plans to open its first brick and mortar location in Texas this weekend.
The Kabbalah Centre Bookstore plans to open on Sept. 9 in Preston Valley Shopping Center. In addition to books, the bookstore will offer a series of lectures, classes and volunteer opportunities for current students and the public.
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Intention While Reading Kabbalah Books - 5 Minutes Of Light
bit.ly Dr. Michael Laitman discusses how to hold intention while reading Kabbalah books.