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A Gathering of Angels Paperback – February 1, 1994
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Angels are big--very big--right at the moment. As a testament to this sweeping assault on our predominantly secular pop culture, an angel recently appeared on the cover of Newsweek. Margolies' small-format, airily designed volume looks like another product fresh off the angel assembly-line--the checkout-counter gift book. But appearances can deceive, especially where angels are concerned. For example, most books about angels deal with the Christian variety, but Margolies focuses on Jewish angels. No mere collection of angelic trivia, the book supplies a wealth of solid historical information and is written in an almost scholarly manner, whether the topic is angels in antiquity, in literature and mysticism, or throughout Jewish history. Margolies even extends his range beyond benevolent angels, offering a provocative discussion of Satan and his band of lost angels. A thoughtful, fascinating look at a hot topic. Ilene Cooper
In this book, Morris Margolies charms and enlightens his readers with his timeless tales of wonder and being. (Elie Wiesel)
A captivating work that will well reward the reader. . . . A well-researched and clearly written guide through one of the most fascinating aspects of Judaism: the multi-faceted world of angels from the sacred time of the Bible to the secular time of Isaac Bashevis Singer. (Chaim Potok) --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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This book is a gathering of Hebrew and Jewish angels from the Bible to Isaac Singer. It has brief introductions and explanations but is not a deep philosophical work, but rather a work of story and example.
How to put it all together in meaning terms is I think left to the reader. But the author has done a very illuminating work of assembling and introducing the divine helpers.