Sasson: Cosmic Navigator (2008)

I read a quick entry on EarthTimes.org on why “Significant Numbers Turning to Astrology During Economic Downturn.” The article was mostly based on an interview with Gahl Sasson whose book came out last year: “Cosmic Navigator – Design Your Destiny With Astrology and Kabbalah.” Here is the description from the author’s website: What is the meaning of life? When will I find my soul mate? What happens to me after…

Schreiber: Quantum Physics, Jewish Law, and Kabbalah

From an email I received: A new book has just been published that bridges, and demonstrates, a close connection between, three different intellectual disciplines. No one has ever published a book claiming and demonstrating a relationship between these apparently unrelated subjects. This work, which is based upon a close analysis of primary sources in these disciplines, clarifies the principles of each of these disciplines, and should be of interest to…

Rabbi Laibl Wolf USA/CANADA Lecture Tour

CANADA Alberta Calgary Fri/Sat/Sun 6/7/8th Feb. jli@chabadalberta.org 403 238 4880 Ext.109 Edmonton Fri/Sat. 23/24th Jan. Chabad@shaw.ca 780 993-1818 Victoria Mon.9th Feb. rabbi@telus.net 250-595-7656 USA California San Francisco Tues. 10th Feb. chayalanger@gmail.com 415 269 1981 Colorado Aspen Wed. 4th Feb. rabbimintz@gmail.com 970 544 3770 Vail Thurs. 5th Feb. info@jewishvail.com 970 476.7887 Florida Bonita Springs Mon. 2nd Feb. JewishBonita@gmail.com 239 949 6900 Fort Lauderdale Fri/Sat. 30/31st chabadflorida@aol.com 954-568-1190 Georgia Atlanta Tues. 3rd…

Saba: Tzror HaMor (2008)

Urim Publications just published Tzror HaMor Torah Commentary, a classic commentary from the late 15th century by Rabbi Avraham Saba, including many interpretations derived from the Zohar. Here is the official description from the publisher: Rabbi Avraham Sabba was born in Castile in 1440 and spent the first 50 years of his life in parts of Spain where Jews lived in prosperity and security. He wrote many books, among them…

Kabbalah Museum

The JTA announced in May the opening of the Jerusalem Kabbalah Museum. It opened in June and its director is Rabbi Chaim Dalfin. Having the director’s name helped me to identify its website, because that was the main connection that made me sure it is indeed JewishCulturalMuseum.com (, which was the main result when I searched for it online.) The museum must have changed its name, because in Google’s cache the…

Blech/Doliner: The Sistine Secrets (2008)

The (New York) Jewish Week had a book review on “The Sistine Secrets: Michelangelo’s Forbidden Messages in the Heart of the Vatican,” written by Rabbi Benjamin Blech and Roy Doliner, a docent and guide at the Vatican. Here are some excerpts that caught my attention The book claims that there was Jewish influence in Michelangelo’s painting, particularly from the Kabbalah or mystical aspect of Judaism. …The authors also point out that…

Haber: Sefiros (2008)

I learned about Rabbi Yaacov Haber‘s (and Rabbi David Sedley) new book titled Sefiros from an entry of Yitzchok Adlerstein‘s Cross Currents blog. The post dismisses most books in English about Kabbalah, but praises this one. Then goes on to argue with or more specifically elucidate whether sefiros are “not descriptions of G-d Himself, but are themselves part of His creation.” The 20 comments are also informative. The book itself…

Mittler Rebbe/Malamud: The Key to Chassidus (2002)

On April 1 I received the first suggestion from a website visitor for a book to be included in this site. Joe Markel recommended The Key to Chassidus. The author was listed as Bitzalel Malamud. I tried to find out more about the book, but it was not listed on Amazon and searching for the author’s name Google gave me only 8 hits. One of those though led to lulu.com,…

Klein: A Mystical Haggadah (2008)

Eliahu Klein‘s “A Mystical Haggadah: Passover Meditations, Teaching, and Tales” was published just in time for this year’s Passover. Here is the book description that appears on every site that lists it: In a generation that has seen an explosion in popularity of books about mystical and meditative traditions, very little has been published about the rich and fascinating mystical traditions of the Jewish holy days. Passover, the first religious…