Pillar of Prayer Guidance in Contemplative Prayer, Sacred Study, and the Spiritual Life, from the Baal Shem Tov and His Circle
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Description: The spiritual involution that swept through eastern Europe in the 18th century continues to resonate for spiritual seekers today. The mystic Rabbi Israel ben Eliezer revealed profound teachings of great insight that continue delineating the foundations of Jewish contemplative spiritual practice. What remains to be rediscovered is a remarkable journey into the mystical foundation of Jewish prayer life, including: “The Union of Worlds, Souls and Divinity in Prayer, Study, and Speech;” “Constricted Consciousness and Actualizing Genuine Presence;” “Preaching Reproof and Prayer;” “Sincere Prayer—The Union of Speech and Thought;” “Teachings on Sincerity, Spontaneity, and Volition;” and “God’s Will and Knowledge.” Appealing beyond Hasidism alone, this modern translation of an important spiritual work is a must for those both newly- and well-acquainted with Jewish tradition.
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Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Fons Vitae of Kentucky, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/1/2011
Size: 6.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Menachem Kallus is a rabbi and a translator who has contributed toSh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Responsibility.Aubrey L. Glazerserves as senior rabbi at the Jewish Community Center of Harrison, New York. His research is part of a larger commitment to revitalizing Hebrew culture and civilization, and his publications include scholarly studies and annotated translations inHebrew.He lives in New York City.
|Dedicatory Preface to Spiritual Affinities Series|
|Translator's Preface and Dedication|
|Introduction: Rabbi Israel Ba'al Shem Tov: Prophet of a New Paradigm|
|Abbreviations and Transcription Scheme|
|Pillar of Prayer: Translation and Annotation|
|The Union of Worlds, Souls, and Divinity in Prayer, Study, and Speech|
|Preparation for Prayer and Entering into Contemplation|
|Constricted Consciousness and Actualizing Genuine Presence|
|Lurianic Transformations and Simple Transformations|
|Prayer, Preaching, and Reproof|
|Prayer with Lurianic Kawanot; Identifying the Mystical in Kabbalah|
|Sincere Prayer-The Union of Speech and Thought|
|Distracting Thought, Thought Transformation, and the Raising of the Worlds|
|Miscellaneous Teachings on Sincerity, Spontaneity, Volition, and Love|
|Prayer for the Sh'khinah and Prayer for One's Enemies|
|God's Will and Knowledge; Messianic Prayer, and Creative Union|
|Concluding Sections-Parting Advice|
|Spiritual Affinity Series|
|Imaginal Journeying to Istanbul, mon amour. Devotional Sociabilities in Beshtian Hasidism and Turkish-Sufism|
|Glossary of Terms and Their Usages in This Work|