A Hebrew blessing is a powerful thing-a short, deeply meditative exercise exploring the nature of God and the dynamic relationship between God, human consciousness and the unfolding universe.
Written in clear, illuminating prose, this book will guide you through the opening words of a Hebrew blessing-six words which embody the depth of Jewish spirituality-revealing how the letters and words combine to promote joy and appreciation, wonder and thankfulness, amazement and praise. Each word becomes an invitation to discover the Presence of God flowing through even the smallest actions of our lives.
Examine the deeper meaning behind:
Barukh • Ata • Adonay • Eloheynu • Melekh • Ha'Olam In the ancient language of the Jewish mystical tradition and the modern language of hasidism, creation theology and psychology, The Path of Blessing brings the words of the Hebrew invocation dramatically alive.
|Publisher:||Turner Publishing Company|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Rabbi Marcia Prager is a teacher, storyteller, artist and therapist living and working in the Mt. Airy community of Philadelphia. A graduate of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, she also holds the personal smicha (rabbinic ordination) of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, the visionary leader of the Jewish Renewal Movement, with whom she has continued to work closely. She is author of The Path of Blessing: Experiencing the Energy and Abundance of the Divine.
She and her husband, Hazzan Jack Kessler, a traditionally trained cantor and director of two Jewish music ensembles, often lead retreats and workshops together.
Rabbi Marcia Prager is available to speak on the following topics:
- Jewish Mysticism
- Jewish Spirituality
- Making Jewish Prayer Come Alive!
- Brachot: The Path of Blessing
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Nkaidesh et shimcha baolam cashen shimakdishim oto bishmei marom cacatuv al yad nviecha vekara zeh el zeh vaamar. Kadosh kadosh kadosh.adonai tzvarot.melo chol haaretz kvodo
I read this book through once a few years ago, and still refer to it regularly for snippets and as a reference book. I also use it to enhance and expand my daily meditation (which started as a mindfulness practice, but is now much influenced by Kabbalah and this book). It has brought me back to saying a barucha (blessing) over my meals and spontaneously at other times of the day. Why? Because the core messages of this book changes that experience into one of expanded consciousness. The author uses mostly the first six Hebew words of the traditional start to a Jewish blessing, goes into the construction and translation of these Hebrew words in a way that makes wiser the way you read Torah (scripture), and makes the invocation of a blessing into a passage into a mystical space of receiving.