The Zohar 3: Pritzker Edition

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“Daniel Matt's translation of the Zohar is a masterful approach to one of the most enchanting and intriguing texts of religious literature. . . . This new volume will be read and reread with delight and fervor by teachers and students alike.”—Elie Wiesel
“An epochal event. . . . This work of learning will free us from the errors and misrepresentations that have long existed in almost all the popular accounts of the Zohar. We shall have this text in which the Zohar appears in all of its spiritual depth.”—Rabbi ...

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Overview

“Daniel Matt's translation of the Zohar is a masterful approach to one of the most enchanting and intriguing texts of religious literature. . . . This new volume will be read and reread with delight and fervor by teachers and students alike.”—Elie Wiesel
“An epochal event. . . . This work of learning will free us from the errors and misrepresentations that have long existed in almost all the popular accounts of the Zohar. We shall have this text in which the Zohar appears in all of its spiritual depth.”—Rabbi Arthur Hertzberg

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"Daniel Matt's translation of the Zohar is a masterful approach to one of the most enchanting and intriguing texts of religious literature. . . . This new volume will be read and reread with delight and fervor by teachers and students alike."—Elie Wiesel

"An epochal event. . . . This work of learning will free us from the errors and misrepresentations that have long existed in almost all the popular accounts of the Zohar. We shall have this text in which the Zohar appears in all of its spiritual depth."—Rabbi Arthur Hertzberg

"Daniel C. Matt is giving us what I hardly thought possible: a superbly fashioned translation and commentary that opens up the Zohar to the English-speaking world. . . . The lucidity and overwhelming relevance of Matt's Zohar . . . will provide both common and uncommon readers with access to a work capable of changing the consciousness of those who enter it."—Harold Bloom, Yale University

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The Zohar is Judaism's best-known mystical text. It is also one of Judaism's most impenetrable texts written in obscure Aramaic. This new translation by Matt, a leading authority on Jewish mysticism, attempts to make this Kabalistic work more accessible to English speakers and free them from the errors and misrepresentations that exist in almost all popular accounts. The Zohar is often looked upon as the culmination of rabbinic studies, proper for only the most advanced rabbinic learners who have been initiated by living teachers via oral transmission, and who have invested time and energy into mastering the course of studies leading up to such a difficult, abstruse, and demanding text. Still, the American reader who wants a taste of the text will find no better window into the Zoharic world than this third volume of The Zohar: Pritzker Edition, which wraps up the Zohar's commentary on the book of Genesis. Here the reader learns about well-known biblical narrative stories including Jacob's wrestling with the angel at Peniel, Joseph's kidnapping by his brothers, his near seduction by Potiphar's wife, his interpretation of Pharaoh's dreams, his reunion with his brothers and father, etc. All libraries should invest in purchasing the whole set of the Pritzker Zohar (Vol. 1: ISBN 0-8047-4747-4. $45; Vol. 2: ISBN 0-8047-4868-3. $45), which will soon replace other popular editions such as the one published by Soncino. [Further information, sample text, and photos are available at www.sup.org.-Ed.]-David B. Levy, Ph.D., MLS, Baltimore, MD Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804752107
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • Publication date: 12/21/2005
  • Series: The Zohar: Pritzker Edition Series
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 600
  • Sales rank: 693,969
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Daniel C. Matt is a leading authority on Jewish mysticism. For over twenty years, he served as Professor of Jewish Spirituality at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. He has also taught at Stanford University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has published six books, including The Essential Kabbalah; Zohar: The Book of Enlightenment; Zohar: Annotated and Explained; and God and the Big Bang: Discovering Harmony between Science and Spirituality. Matt is also the translator of The Zohar: Pritzker Edition, Volume One, winner of the National Jewish Book Award, and The Zohar: Pritzker Edition, Volume Two, winner, along with Volume One, of the Koret Jewish Book Award. He spent the years 1998-2002 in Jerusalem working on this translation and currently lives in Berkeley, California.

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