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The Thirteen Petalled Rose: A Discourse on the Essence of Jewish Existence and Belief

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ISBN13: 9780465082728
ISBN10: 0465082726
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From Madonna's music videos to the glossy pages of celebrity magazines and back to the Lower East Side of Manhattan, Jewish mysticism has stepped into the modern consciousness like never before. In this classic work, world-renowned scholar Adin Steinsaltz answers the major questions asked by modern Jews about the nature of existence in God's universe. The title The Thirteen Petalled Rose is taken from the opening of the classic Jewish text on mysticism, the Zohar, and refers to the "collective souls of the Jewish people," which scholars have likened to the fullness of a rose and its thirteen petals. Along with a new preface by the author, this edition contains a new chapter on prayer that provides the most up-to-date account of the Kabbalistic view of devotion. Another new chapter recounts and interprets the prophet Elijah's Introduction to the Zohar. "Steinsaltz possesses a mind of the quality that occurs perhaps once or twice in a generation, or several generations.... In [The Thirteen Petalled Rose] one can encounter the classical Jewish mystical view of reality, delineated lucidly, concisely, profoundly and, what is so rare, believingly. It is an utterly authentic expression of Judaism yet so unknown even among the well-informed and therefore so necessary, so welcome." (Herbert Weiner, Oxford University)

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An expanded edition of the classic text of Jewish mysticism (Kabala) by the world famous Talmudic scholar

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The Thirteen Petalled Rose, written by the world-renowned scholar Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, is based on the structures and assumptions of kabbalah, the largely esoteric theological system that deals with the relationships between man, Torah, the Commandments, and God. As Rabbi Steinsaltz teaches, kabbalah is the official theology of the Jewish people. While The Thirteen Petalled Rose can be viewed as an introduction to the essence of Jewish existence and belief, its author does not attempt to justify Judaism according to external criteria. It is not meant to be a book about its subject, but rather a book that grows out of its own world, the world of kabbalah. While most primers deal with practical matters, this volume touches largely upon issues of the soul.

About the Author

Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz is internationally regarded as one of the leading scholars and rabbis of this century. His education includes a degree in mathematics from Hebrew University, in addition to his rabbinic studies. Rabbi Steinsaltz founded the Israel Institute for Talmudic Publications; under its aegis, he has published fifty-eight books on the Talmud, Jewish mysticism, religious thought, sociology, historical biography, and philosophy. His biography of the famed Rabbi Menachem Schneerson will be published in 2007. These books have been translated into Russian, English, French, Portuguese, Swedish, Japanese, and Dutch. He lives in Jerusalem.

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best book i have ever red ! amazing book on judaism : the kabbalah and hasidut. bring new insights to life.
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Ann Ilton, March 20, 2007 (view all comments by Ann Ilton)
This book has been a constant in my life. It is a profound discourse on the very nature of existence itself through Kabbalah written by a brilliant scholar, a man who re-translated the Talmud into modern Hebrew and English and whose insight into the nature of life encompasses principles of eastern philosophy with ancient Judaic traditions. It speaks quietly and elegantly for itself and is the most important work about Kabbalah. It is not about Kabbalah, it is Kabbalah itself. Anyone truly interested in the marriage of moderen string theory physics and Jewish Mystical Tradition will be fascinated and uplifted by this once in a lifetime book
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780465082728
Author:
Steinsaltz, Adin Even-israel
Publisher:
Basic Books (AZ)
Translator:
Hanegbi, Yehuda
Author:
Steinsaltz, Adin Even-Israel
Author:
Steinsaltz, Adin
Subject:
Judaism
Subject:
Judaism - Theology
Subject:
Cabala
Subject:
Judaism - Kabbalah & Mysticism
Subject:
General Religion
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20060931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 6.8 oz

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An expanded edition of the classic text of Jewish mysticism (Kabala) by the world famous Talmudic scholar
"Synopsis" by , The Thirteen Petalled Rose, written by the world-renowned scholar Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, is based on the structures and assumptions of kabbalah, the largely esoteric theological system that deals with the relationships between man, Torah, the Commandments, and God. As Rabbi Steinsaltz teaches, kabbalah is the official theology of the Jewish people. While The Thirteen Petalled Rose can be viewed as an introduction to the essence of Jewish existence and belief, its author does not attempt to justify Judaism according to external criteria. It is not meant to be a book about its subject, but rather a book that grows out of its own world, the world of kabbalah. While most primers deal with practical matters, this volume touches largely upon issues of the soul.

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