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.
|Publisher:||Chronicle Books LLC|
|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.
What People are Saying About This
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.