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Heart of the Matter

Studies in Jewish Mysticism and Theology
by Arthur Green
Jewish Pubn Society

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Pub Date: 2015
Format: Hardback
Pages: 366 pp.
Size: 6.25 x 9.50 inches

ISBN: 9780827612136
TB Code: 1904252
Availability: 151 in stock

Judaism, like all the great religions, has a strand within it that sees inward devotion, the opening of the human heart to God’s presence, to be the purpose of its entire edifice of praxis, liturgy, and way of life. This voice is not always easy to hear in a tradition where so much attention is devoted to the how rather than the why of religious living. The devotional claim, certainly a key part of Judaism’s biblical heritage, has reasserted itself in the teachings of individual mystics and in the emergence of religious movements over the long course of Jewish history. This volume represents Arthur Green’s own quest for such a Judaism—as a rabbi, as a scholar, and as a contemporary seeker.