Your Name Is Your Blessing

Your Name Is Your Blessing : Hebrew Names and Their Mystical Meanings

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While there are many Jewish books of names, Your Name Is Your Blessing is different. It uses the secrets of Kabbalah, the mystical teachings of spiritual masters of old, to explain the profound meanings hidden in every person's name. A name tells a story that captures a person's character and personality, and in Your Name Is Your Blessing Benjamin and Elaine Blech provide the gematria-the total numerical value of the name's letters, which is the starting point kabbalistic analysis-for hundreds of names, as well as biblical words, phrases, and blessings associated with these gematria. Useful for those exploring their own names and identities, as well as for parents searching for the perfect name for their child, Your Name Is Your Blessing is an essential reference.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 328 pages
  • 156 x 232 x 30mm | 598.74g
  • Jason Aronson Inc. Publishers
  • Northvale NJ, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0765709678
  • 9780765709677
  • 1,797,971

About Benjamin Blech

Rabbi Benjamin Blech is a nationally recognized educator, religious leader, author, and lecturer. He served for almost four decades as a congregational rabbi while concurrently serving as Professor of Talmud at Yeshiva University. He has lectured to Jewish communities around the world and his previous books, including Understanding Judaism and Secrets of Hebrew Words-as well as his articles, both scholarly and popular-have enjoyed international distribution and acclaim. For the first time his wife, Elaine Blech, who has always shared his interest in Jewish scholarship and mysticism, joins him in this collaborative effort.show more

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This edition, with a new introduction, is one of many resources that can help in the Jewish naming process. It is unique in that it covers the mystical, or kabbalistic, meaning of each name, the premise being that a name is a book and can predict the type of person the child will be. More than 700 names are featured, in Hebrew and English, from ancient biblical to modern Israeli. This book would be useful for traditional (Orthodox) Jewish families in unlocking mystical teachings. The personal qualities in the names and "the blessing" (what lies ahead for the child) will be of interest. Recommended as needed for public and congregational libraries. Booklist The usefulness of this volume is... [for] those interested in Kabbalah and/or gematria. Association of Jewish Libraries Reviewsshow more

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