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The Wisdom of the Kabbalah (Philosophical Library)

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Explore the third of the great literatures in Judaism


While many readers may have heard of Kabbalah in recent years, how many understand the origins and unique perspective of this collection of Jewish mystical beliefs? Handed down in the oral tradition for thousands of years and transcribed in fourteenth-century Spain, the Kabbalah is the classical expression of Jewish myst
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ebook, 175 pages
Published November 16th 2010 by Philosophical Library/Open Road
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James
I can't rate this at higher than two stars, though it's not really a fair rating. I didn't finish this book, putting it down about halfway through.
This text is very esoteric, and absolutely not for beginners. It's a translation/interpretation of a central kabbalistic text, the Zohar. I was hoping it would be a good introduction of that text, which I'm interested in exploring--instead I found a confusing and literal translation. I could understand very little of it, though if I were to come back
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