A book from Jewish Lights, SkyLight Paths’ sister imprint
Kabbalah is primarily a path of action, one that enables us to transform the world. This accessible, intelligent guide gives you the vocabulary and the tools to begin to understand the intricate world of this long-standing mystical tradition.
Tamar Frankiel, PhD
6 x 9, 256 pp | 978-1-58023-141-1
The first comprehensive, down-to-earth introduction to explain the primary message of Kabbalah—that we are to become like God.
Unlike the faddish books that just discuss Kabbalah as a magical system, or those that treat it as if it were separable from Judaism, this inspiring book makes accessible the mysteries of Kabbalah with thorough scholarship and depth of spiritual insight. It traces the evolution of Kabbalah in Judaism and sets forth its most important gift: a way of revealing the connection that exists between our "everyday" life and the spiritual oneness of the universe. Including hands-on "personal Kabbalah" exercises that help bring the teachings into your life, The Gift of Kabbalah explores:
- Healing from the Source
- Holiness in the Ordinary
- Contemplating Your Place in History
- Building a Positive Structure for Life
- The Soul's Contract with God
- ... and much more.
"A clear, comprehensive guide to Jewish mystical wisdom. If you've ever asked yourself, 'What can Kabbalah do for me?' this book will provide the answer."
–Daniel C. Matt, author of The Essential Kabbalah and God & the Big Bang: Discovering Harmony Between Science & Spirituality
"A beautifully written introduction to essential Jewish mysticism for readers of all backgrounds. It not only provides an excellent combination of clarity and depth of presentation, it also includes many practical exercises to help readers integrate the teachings. Highly recommended."
–Rabbi David A. Cooper, author of God Is a Verb and Three Gates to Meditation Practice: A personal Journey into Sufism, Buddhism, and Judaism