"A dazzling collection that displays the concerns and insights that animate the [mystical and Hasidic] texts and traditions…. A spiritual feast of religious meaning for those who enter its pages."
—Rabbi David Ellenson, PhD, president, Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion
"An illuminating and often moving collection that reflects the breadth and depth of contemporary interest in these texts as guides to Jewish spirituality and practice in our time."
—Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg, author, The Murmuring Deep: Reflections on the Biblical
“A landmark collection that deserves to be read and reread. The diverse insights draw the seeker into the wisdom of Judaism in a way that may draw them into the community of practice as well.”
—Rabbi Rami Shapiro, author, Hasidic Tales: Annotated & Explained and Ecclesiastes: Annotated & Explained
“Illuminates and probes deeply in multiple fields while speaking to engaged spiritual seekers and scholars. Studded with gems, often overflowing with learning and insights. All who want to grow spiritually, live more deeply, to both connect to tradition and renew it will find something to nurture their souls in this book.”
—Rabbi Irving Greenberg, founding president, Jewish Life Network; founding president, Clal: The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership
“An orchard of spiritual pomegranates, tended by some of today's most gifted Jewish scholars. A delight to read.”
—Jay Michaelson, author, Everything Is God: The Radical Path of Nondual Judaism and God in Your Body: Kabbalah, Mindfulness and Embodied Spiritual Practice
An important collection by modern scholars that discusses and reveals the mystical side of Judaism. In the nineteenth and first half of the twentieth century this area of... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Milton Polinsky
We are using this book for a class on Jewish Mysticism and it gives the group lots of food for thought.Published 20 months ago by Mexdorit