Nine and a Half Mystics: The Kabbala Today

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This revised edition of a modern classic includes a new Foreword by Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel and an Afterword by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, editor of The Talmud: The Steinsaltz Edition, as well as a Coda by the author in which he explores the many paths being traveled today in the search for the treasures of the Kabbala.

A thoughtful and entertaining search for contemporary insights from the Kabbala, Judaism's "hidden wisdom, " and its present-day mystics, this newly ...

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Overview

This revised edition of a modern classic includes a new Foreword by Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel and an Afterword by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, editor of The Talmud: The Steinsaltz Edition, as well as a Coda by the author in which he explores the many paths being traveled today in the search for the treasures of the Kabbala.

A thoughtful and entertaining search for contemporary insights from the Kabbala, Judaism's "hidden wisdom, " and its present-day mystics, this newly revised edition of the classic work explores the mystical tradition in Judaism.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780684843254
  • Publisher: Touchstone
  • Publication date: 7/1/1997
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Pages: 420
  • Sales rank: 990,798
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface to the New and Expanded Edition
Preface to the First Edition
1 He Who Touches Is Touched 3
2 A Mystic on East Broadway 23
3 The Accountant 57
4 Chambers Within Chambers 91
5 Mysticism for the Masses 121
6 The Lubavitcher Movement 155
7 Bratzlav--The Dead Hasidim 197
8 Exercises in Modern Hasidism 227
9 The Fragrance of Eden 261
10 The View from the Root Above 291
Epilogue: "... And So?" 327
Coda:"... And So?" Twenty Years Later 343
Afterword: Mysticism in the Jewish Tradition 385
Acknowledgments 393
Index 395
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