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Title:
The Hebrew alphabet : a mystical journey
Author:
Hoffman, Edward, 1951-
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Publication Information:
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
96 pages : color illustrations ; 18 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780811818834
Format :
Book

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Central Library PJ4589 .H65 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

Judaism has always regarded Hebrew as a sacred language, the medium of divine communication. And its letters are no ordinary forms. The very word for letter, ot, means sign or wonder. The Hebrew Alphabet: A Mystical Journey reveals the spirituality and power of all 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet, from aleph , which signifies creative energy, to tav , symbolizing wholeness and joy. Each concise, historical, and poetic letter profile, written by Judaica scholar Edward Hoffman, is accompanied by a lustrous illustration wrought in hues of olive, blue, and silver. An exquisite gift and introduction to a beautiful spiritual practice, this insightful meditation delves into the rich mystical heritage of the letters, offering a modern link to ancient times, when contemplating the Hebrew alphabet could enlighten the inmost soul.


Author Notes

Edward Hoffman is a clinical psychologist in New York City.


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