The Alef-beit: Jewish Thought Revealed Through the Hebrew Letters

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Rabbi Ginsburg explores each Hebrew letter, summarizing and discussing its essence in relation to the nine dimensions of meaning assigned to them in Chasidic thought. In doing so, he demonstrates how each letter's meaning is a key to Jewish spirituality. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Paradox Gd and Man
23
Purpose Gds Dwelling Place Below
37
Reward and Punishment
51
Selflessness
65
Expression Thought Speech Action
79
Connection
93
The Woman of Valor
107
The Endless Cycle
221
Divine Providence
237
Communication The Oral Torah
251
The Faith of the Righteous One
265
Omnipresence Redemption of Fallen Sparks
279
Process The Art of Clarification
295
The Eternal Flame
309
Impression The Seal of Creation
323

The Life Dynamic Run and Return
121
Introversion The Concealed Good
137
The Infinite Point
153
The Crown The Power to Actualize Potential
167
Aspiration Contemplation of the Heart
179
Fountain of Wisdom
193
The Messiah Heir to the Throne
207
Gematria Filling Substitution Systems
339
Glossary
347
Suggestions for Further Reading
361
Notes
367
Bibliography
461
Index
477
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