This is the first translation with commentary of selections from the Zohar, the major text of the Kabbalah, the Jewish mystical tradition. This work was written in 13th-century Spain by Moses de Leon, a Spanish scholar.
KIER8, November 10, 2008 (view all comments by KIER8)
Are you curious about kabbalah or the Zohar but want to do it from the comfort of your home and/or do not want to spend much money? You can get a taste of the major text of Jewish mysticism by reading Daniel C. Matt's "Zohar: The Book of Enlightenment". I appreciated his clear translation of the selections and illuminating commentary. Matt was Professor of Jewish Mysticism at Berkeley's Graduate Theological Union and is now preparing a multi-volume definitive edition of the Zohar for Standford Univeristy Press.
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