Kabbalah : A Love Story

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Sometime, somewhere, someone is searching for answers . . .
. . . in a thirteenth-century castle
. . . on a train to a concentration camp
. . . in a New York city apartment Hidden within the binding of an ancient text that has been passed down through the ages lies the answer to one of the heart's eternal questions. When the text falls into the hands of Rabbi Kalman Stern, he has no idea that his lonely life of intellectual pursuits is about to change once he opens the book. Soon afterward, he meets astronomer Isabel Benveniste, a woman of science who stirs his soul as no woman has for many years. But Kalman has much to learn before he can unlock his heart and let true love into his life. The key lies in the mysterious document he finds inside the Zohar, the master text of the Kabbalah.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 199 pages
  • 130 x 191 x 14mm | 159g
  • Random House Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0767924134
  • 9780767924139
  • 603,356

Review quote

"This one is a gem." --David Mamet, playwright

"Lawrence Kushner . . . revolutionizes our understanding of God, and shows how we discover our true nature by opening ourselves to love." --Daniel C. Matt, author of The Essential Kabbalah "Part damn-good storytelling, part mind-bending magic, Kabbalah isn't really a novel; it's an experience of Jewish mysticism--seductive, cerebral, and humorous, told in a wholly unique and beautiful voice." --Debbie Danielpour Chapel "Like all creative spiritual thinkers, Rabbi Kushner . . . blends humor, suspense, and the sublime in a contemporary amalgam of magical realism and the traditional religious fable." --Bernard Horn, author of Facing the Fires: Conversations with A.B. Yehoshua
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About Rabbi Lawrence Kushner

LAWRENCE KUSHNER is a rabbi, writer, and teacher who has authored over a dozen books on Jewish mysticism and spirituality. He is a regular contributor to NPR's All Things Considered and the New York Times. Kushner currently lives in San Francisco with his wife, Karen.
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324 ratings
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4 36% (118)
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2 13% (41)
1 3% (9)
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