Quite simply, the easiest introduction to Jewish mysticism you can read. An insightful and absorbing introduction to the ten gates of Jewish mysticism and how they apply to daily life."There is a place that is as far from here as breathing out is from breathing in. For the word is very near to you. Where life forever holds gentle sway over death, where people are human witQuite simply, the easiest introduction to Jewish mysticism you can read. An insightful and absorbing introduction to the ten gates of Jewish mysticism and how they apply to daily life."There is a place that is as far from here as breathing out is from breathing in. For the word is very near to you. Where life forever holds gentle sway over death, where people are human with the same grace that a willow is a willow, where the struggle and the yearning between male and female is at last resolved.... It is to begin with, all inside us."--from the Introduction"In the past decade I've read Honey from the Rock at least half a dozen times. Every time I read it I wonder if I have ever read it before. Either it keeps changing, or I do. Maybe it's both.... As someone told me: 'Lawrence Kushner is a mystic. He gives you flashes of insight.'"--from the Publisher's Preface to the Anniversary Edition...
|Title||:||Honey from the Rock: An Easy Introduction to Jewish Mysticism|
|Number of Pages||:||176 Pages|
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Honey from the Rock: An Easy Introduction to Jewish Mysticism Reviews
I love this book. I often return to this, even just to read a single passage or section.An Introduction to Jewish Mysticism, however, I wouldn't call it. I feel that folks who read this with no background in the mystical tenets may have a slightly difficult time. Although the book covers basic ideas in mysticism, I feel the way they are presented may leave some folks in the dark.Kushner has a unique--and very personal--way of presenting topics in Jewish mysticism, that I really love.I would recommend this for anyone who would like to re-invigorate their study of Hebrew letters and/or basic ideas in mysticism, in a way that isn't textbook type explanations, or expository description.
This is a beautiful book about Jewish spirituality. Only reason it does not get a 5 is because 5 stars means it is part of my canon for life and I'm not sure if this is on the level. But excellent read and I highly recommend to the seekers, searchers, and those curious about this world and other worlds.
I'm not entirely sure there is much of value here. Is this really Kabbalah? It seems very different from the other Kabbalah books I have read and my yeshiva classes. It does on the other hand connect to the Torah very well and Talmud too.
Read for a book club. Not a book I would have picked up on my own, but I enjoyed it more than I expected. I would not really call this book an intro to Jewish mysticism because the author assumes a familiarity with Jewish texts and the book is sprinkled with quotes in Hebrew and Aramaic. However, his reflections and meditations on the texts provide much food for thought.
"There is a place that is as far from here as breathing out is from breathing in...It is, to begin with, all inside us. But because we are all miniature versions of the universe, it is also found far beyond.""And that in each letter and each line and each crownlet of each letter are entrances to worlds of awareness."Another wonderful mystical spiritual adventure by Rabbi Kushner.
This book is amazing. It takes a somewhat popular topic, the zeitgeist esoteric religion of kabbalah and is opening it up in understandable ways.Rabbi Kushner is well read and versed in the topic. Someone should pass this off to Madonna!
I saw the Light~* Brilliant book that I read and re-read, and meditate upon.
Great modern midrashim!