Simple Kabbalah

  • by Kim Zetter
  • Narrated by Theodore Bikel
  • 4 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Simple Kabbalah shows how to bring esoteric knowledge into everyday life. Scholar Kim Zetter presents a brief history of ancient kabbalistic beliefs, explaining key tenets and the main symbol, the Tree of Life. Meditations and exercises help listeners learn to use kabbalah to calm the mind, sharpen awareness, and improve relationships.

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What the Critics Say

"This book is a useful introduction for those who wish to investigate arcane elements of Jewish theology and philosophy." (Publishers Weekly)
“Zetter, a longtime journalist on Jewish and Israeli topics, has done an admirable job making Kabbalah accessible, with clear descriptions of the history of Kabbalah, its theology, and of the mystical Tree of Life at its center.” (Library Journal)
“Zetter has written a masterful account of the influence of Kabbalah on mankind over the ages and a respectful look at this part of Jewish culture and thought. Theodore Bikel, one of our most respected and beloved actors, gives this material the reverence it deserves by transcending awareness of himself and inhabiting the essence of the author's message.” (Kirkus Reviews)

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Small, Simple, Great!!!

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With a precise language, the author discusses SHORTLY about the principles of Kabbalah. A very nice mnemonic on all the lexicon of the basic words and characters of the history of Kabbalah. Indicated for beginners and early stdents, but for those who already studied for years... It is still a very good memory strenghtner.
The narrator pronounces the hebrew words correctly, with an acceptable and pleasant accent. Five stars, indeed, for fulfilling its task.

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- Rodrigo

Nicely done

Having come to this book with nothing more than curiosity of Kabbalah, reading this offered background, historical context, and a simple introduction to basic foundational concepts of Kabbalah. Like learning how to tread water before starting an intensive swimming class. Of course the Hebrew words, letters and pronunciations were all "Greek to me", and actual reading will be necessary to learn the words and complete this introduction.

The narrator was clear and pleasant to the ear. Overall, time well spent.
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- Cai

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-21-2013
  • Publisher: Phoenix Books