The Kab­bal­ah Hand­book: A Con­cise Ency­clo­pe­dia of Terms and Con­cepts in Jew­ish Mysticism

Gabriel­la Samuel
  • Review
By – March 2, 2012

The premise of this use­ful book is that all con­cepts with­in Judaism can — and should — be explained with­in the con­text of Kab­bal­ah. Entries are orga­nized alpha­bet­i­cal­ly; each entry includes an expla­na­tion and an exam­ple of the con­cept. At times the entries are too short, leav­ing the read­er yearn­ing to learn more. 

Like Kab­bal­ah itself, this work is not only about Kab­bal­ah. It is real­ly a one-vol­ume Jew­ish ency­clo­pe­dia, whose entries include such con­cepts as Kosher,” Chu­mash” and Midrash.” The Kab­bal­ah Hand­book has a place in every Jew­ish library.

Mic­ah D. Halpern is a colum­nist and a social and polit­i­cal com­men­ta­tor. He is the author of What You Need To Know About: Ter­ror, and main­tains The Mic­ah Report at www​.mic​ah​halpern​.com.

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