MEDITATION AND THE BIBLE BY ARYEH KAPLAN SAMUEL WEISER, INC. York Beach, Maine First published in by Samuel Weiser, Inc. Meditation and the Bible by Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Aryeh Moshe Eliyahu Kaplan was an American Orthodox rabbi and author known for his . (Kaplan himself utilized the meditative form of Kabbalah on a daily basis.) From onward . “A Tribute To Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan”.

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The main point is to show how the accounts of the ancient prophets Ezekiel, Mo Two people suggested this book, probably based on the title.

Meditation and the Bible by Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan – Book Review

Kaplan produced works on topics as varied as prayerJewish marriage and meditation ; his writing was also remarkable in that it incorporated ideas from across the spectrum of Rabbinic literatureincluding Kabbalah and Hasidut. For the comic-book writer, see Arie Kaplan.

In fact, I would go so far as to say, that the sincere student of the soul who lacks the Hebrew skills to read the original texts, but who kxplan his journey here, will find themselves thirsting to begin qryeh studies into learning Hebrew — just so that they can get into these beautiful books, taking the soul to heaven!

In this manner, one gradually trains the mind to depict the infinite. This site uses cookies. Eric rated it really liked it Apr 16, Henoch Rosenberg and his siblings taught Kaplan Hebrewand within a few days, Kaplan was learning Chumash. In the third section, Rabbi Kaplan arheh the reader through various terms used in the Tanach the Jewish Bible in its entirety kalpan 24 books for which no useful and appropriate translations have ever been given.


Meditation and the Bible. The comments are moderated and checked when I get to them. Rather, He exists from the primordial past until now, there is none other. Born in New York City.

The soul must visually imagine or think about the creator, the glory and images of sacred space. Machine, Metaphor, and the Writer: We find changes in the Shekhinah [appearing] sometimes as a young man and sometimes as an old man.

Meditation and the Bible Aryeh Kaplan Limited preview – His approach which may be simply the norm for Judaism or at least Kabbala, I don’t know is very heavy on “ascension”, with layers of realms one has to conquer through very elaborate practices and such.

B’nai B’rith Hillel Foundation. Refresh and try again. Now imagine, if Kaplan had lived in and wrote works against Western and Eastern European Jewry arguing that a modern Judaism should be meditative and about the elevation of the mind.

The Book of Doctrines and Opinions: He also translated and annotated Until the Mashiach: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

One the one hand, I find it very interesting to get to know a Jewish understanding of the Bible, since the way in which aryeeh and prophecies and such are interpreted is sometimes quite different. To exist in exaltedness and variations. Yet, there is a place in which the Holy One, blessed be He, shows the created glory to the prophet according to the need of the hour.


Sodei Razaya Aryeh Kaplan in his book Sefer Yetzirah turns these intentions to the infinite Creator- Father in Heaven into mental and nonverbal meditations on infinite. Meditation and The Bible takes the student into some of the best of basic texts to start with. Adventures in Hasidic Thought.

Aryeh Kaplan

Then again, Catholicism has it’s own layers of Making Complicated, and I like those, but they are familiar. Finally, I think the part where I find the book not quite convincing is in Kaplan’s understanding around divine union, enlightenment, prophecy, mysticism, bibld how all these things relate. Deep, but profoundly moving for a text that is more documentary than story. Enter your email address to subscribe qryeh this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

The next exercise involves trying to imagine good and infinite evil. Kaplan was described by Rabbi Pinchas Stolperhis original sponsor, as never fearing to speak his mind.

Meditation and the Bible by Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan – Book Review

Kaplan did not grow up religious and was known as “Len”. This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Grace O’Keeffe rated it really liked it Aug 14, areyh Apr 09, Ona Kiser rated it it was ok. The reader is introduced into the traditions of Kabbalah and meditation through a variety of original texts.

The creator is completely desire and filled with knowledge and power.