The Hebrew Alphabet: A Mystical Journey

The Hebrew Alphabet: A Mystical Journey


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The Hebrew Alphabet: A Mystical Journey by Edward Hoffman, Karen Silver, Chronicle Books

Judaism has always regarded Hebrew as a sacred language, the medium of divine communication. And its letters are no ordinary forms. The very word for letter, ot, means sign or wonder. The Hebrew Alphabet: A Mystical Journey reveals the spirituality and power of all 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet, from aleph, which signifies creative energy, to tav, symbolizing wholeness and joy. Each concise, historical, and poetic letter profile, written by Judaica scholar Edward Hoffman, is accompanied by a lustrous illustration wrought in hues of olive, blue, and silver. An exquisite gift and introduction to a beautiful spiritual practice, this insightful meditation delves into the rich mystical heritage of the letters, offering a modern link to ancient times, when contemplating the Hebrew alphabet could enlighten the inmost soul.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811818834
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 07/01/1998
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Edward Hoffman is a New York-based psychologist and author of many books in the fields of Jewish mysticism, spirituality, and psychology, including The Way of Splendor and Opening the Inner Gates.

Karen Silver is a San Francisco-based illustrator and editor. This is her first book.

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Arthur Kurzwell

Arthur Kurzweil, VP of Jason Aronson Inc. Publishers

As with his previous volumes, Dr. Edward Hoffman once again shows that he is a master teacher and a brilliant translator of traditional texts and ideas into modern forms. Dr. Hoffman obviously has a deep grasp of his subject and a unique gift in his unfailing ability to speak affectively to his readers.

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