The stories of Torah individuals are illuminated through creative and colorful pictures. Commentary on the Parshah (weekly Torah portion) is highly illuminated, not only through concise prose, but through the interpretation through the use of descriptive pictures.
The books are defining, and valuable resources for readers of any age. Children will be enthralled with the pictures, and glean a greater understanding of Torah. Adults will be pleased, as well.
Soul Surfing, by Zlata Ehrenstein, is a very thought-provoking book regarding mysticism in Judaism.
Through self-examination of the soul, one can gain insight into our emotions, thoughts on life, and insights into religiosity, especially through meditative aspects. Meditation can clear the soul of negative connotations, and bring rejuvenation and illumination to one’s life.
From Aloneness to Loneliness (and there is a major difference), to teachings on Jewish marriage, along with the powers of intellect, one can garner a more heightened sense of Being and how they fit into the scheme of Jewish life.
The book clearly depicts the mindset necessary for a productive religious life, a Jewish life filled with love, caring, overcoming negativity and accepting the realities within our individual realm. The foundation for a harmonious Jewish life are told with vivid prose, prose for anyone searching for the meaning of life and the meaning of Judaism within their lives.
I highly recommend Soul Surfing, and personally gained much from reading the book, sometimes reading pages more than once or twice.
What is there not to enjoy while reading and gaining new insight from Saturday Night, Full Moon: Intriguing Stories of Kabbala Sages, Chasidic Masters and Other Jewish Heroes!
I read each story with an open mind, and learned much from them. The Masters and Sages have a lot to tell us, and educate us in regards to Jewish life, mysticism, and Jewish study. The varied stories bring the reader a foundation from which to build upon in their own life. The stories also give us much to ponder and much to question, regarding our own theories and thoughts.
We can learn from the Masters and Sages of old, and learn from the more modern outlook regarding Judaism and religious practice. The book is filled with richness and depth. Within the pages one can read specific topics, read about specific individuals, and read specific verses. It is all there, concise and illuminating within the pages.
Safed, Israel, has long been known as a mystical outpost, with mystical outpourings, daily. Yerachmiel Michael Tillis brings life to the reader through his writing. He writes of mysticism in a way that those who have not read about it can learn the basic philosophies in a clear manner.