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The Thirteen Petalled Rose
     

The Thirteen Petalled Rose

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by Adin Steinsaltz
 

The Thirteen Petalled Rose, written by the world-renowned scholar Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, is based on the structures and assumptions of kabbalah, the largely esoteric theological system that deals with the relationships between man, Torah, the Commandments, and God. As Rabbi Steinsaltz teaches, "kabbalah is the official theology of the Jewish people." While The

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The Thirteen Petalled Rose, written by the world-renowned scholar Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, is based on the structures and assumptions of kabbalah, the largely esoteric theological system that deals with the relationships between man, Torah, the Commandments, and God. As Rabbi Steinsaltz teaches, "kabbalah is the official theology of the Jewish people." While The Thirteen Petalled Rose can be viewed as an introduction to the essence of Jewish existence and belief, its author does not attempt to justify Judaism according to external criteria. It is not meant to be a book about its subject, but rather a book that grows out of its own world, the world of kabbalah. While most primers deal with practical matters, this volume touches largely upon issues of the soul. The Thirteen Petalled Rose is named after the symbolic image used to represent the People of Israel in the opening lines of the mystical Jewish text, the Zohar. In addition to the English edition, The Thirteen Petalled Rose has been translated into Russian and circulated underground in the Soviet Union for many years. It has also been translated into French and Dutch. A book of extraordinary power, The Thirteen Petalled Rose has become a modern classic.

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Judaica Book News
Deliberately written without learned quotations or scholarship...this truly new work of theology provides answers with which contemporary men may renew their connection with the God of their fathers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780876684504
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
04/28/1994
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
181
Product dimensions:
7.24(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.84(d)

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Adin Steinsaltz
This little book is a book for the soul. It begins, quite deliberately (and perhaps to the dismay of some readers), with a view of another reality. It does not proceed from this world, or from the familiar ways of man in our society. Instead, it seeks to go from the genuine center of all being to the world and to human life. There is no attempt here to speak of Judaism, to prove its worth or to justify it; rather, to let the message communicate itself. And if a person permits his soul to listen, the soul will soon learn that all it needs to do is remember. Because in some dim and enigmatic way, it already knows all this.

Meet the Author

Adin Steinsaltz is internationally regarded as one of the leading rabbis of this century. The author of many books, he is best known for his monumental translation of and commentary on the Talmud.

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