The Influence of Abraham Cohen de Herrera’s Kabbalah on Spinoza’s Metaphysics by Miquel Beltrán

The Influence of Abraham Cohen de Herrera's Kabbalah on Spinoza's Metaphysics by Miquel Beltrán

In this book the author seeks to find historiographical and textual evidence that Abraham Cohen de Herrera ‘s main kabbalistic work, Puerta del Cielo, influenced Spinoza’s metaphysics as it is expounded in his later work, the Ethica. Many of the most important ontological topics maintained by the philosopher, like the concept of the first cause as substance, the procession of the infinite modes, the subjective or metaphorical reality of the…

Elliot R. Wolfson: Poetic Thinking

Elliot R. Wolfson: Poetic Thinking

Edited by Hava Tirosh-Samuelson and Aaron W. Hughes Elliot R. Wolfson is Professor of Religious Studies and the Marsha and Jay Glazer Chair of Jewish Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. A scholar of Jewish mysticism and philosophy, he uses the textual sources of Judaism to examine universal philosophical topics such as the function and processes of the imagination, the paradoxes of temporality, and the mystery of poetic…

Saturday Night, Full Moon by Yerachmiel Michael Tilles

Discount extended: $20 instead of $25 now through May 15, 2014 Now you can enjoy, read and re-read, stories from Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles’ famed repertoire – stories of Kabbalah Sages, Chasidic masters, and other Jewish heroes dating from 16th century Israel to 21st century USA. Saturday Night, Full Moon by Yerachmiel Michael Tilles

The Zohar: Pritzker Edition, Volume Eight

This eighth volume of The Zohar: Pritzker Edition consists of commentary on the end of Leviticus and the beginning of Numbers. Its most remarkable section is Idra Rabba—a dramatic narrative, in which Rabbi Shim’on and his Companions gather to explore the deepest secrets of God’s nature. There is a sense of emergency here, because due to human misconduct, the world is vulnerable to divine wrath. The mystical heroes seek to…

Eye to The Infinite by Aharon Rubin

Here is an authentic Jewish meditations workbook, with clear, systematic instructions, exploring these questions and MUCH more, enabling both layman and scholar to derive immediate benefit from a hands-on spiritual manual.In over eighteen chapters (122 pages of paperback presentation), the author takes you through the how, why and when of Jewish meditation, and presents over a dozen life-changing meditation exercises adapted from the ancient, classical texts of Kabbalah and Jewish…

Holocaust Memorial Day – The Holocaust in Torah Codes

To commemorate today’s  Holocaust Memorial Day I point your attention to Rabbi Matityahu Glazerson‘s book The Holocaust in Torah Codes: This book cites many findings in which words relating to the Holocaust are encoded in the Torah through equal letter skips. These findings take on special importance at present, when Israel is threatened with a new Holocaust from the direction of Iran, G-d forbid. Hence it is imperative to engage in thoroughgoing study…