The Zohar: Annotations to the Ashlag Commentary by Rav Michael LaitmanThe Zohar: Annotations to the Ashlag Commentary by Rav Michael Laitman

The Zohar: Annotations to the Ashlag Commentary

byRav Michael Laitman

Hardcover | October 8, 2008

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The Zohar: annotations to the Ashlag Commentary elucidates Kabbalah's primary source of wisdom-The Book of Zohar (The Book of Radiance). This is a book to read with patience, contemplating each sentence as one unveils its meanings. As the text covers its theme-the revelation of the Creator-from many different angles, it allows us to find the phrases or words that will carry us into the depths of this profound and timeless wisdom.
Title:The Zohar: Annotations to the Ashlag CommentaryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:520 pages, 10.46 × 7.36 × 1.49 inPublished:October 8, 2008Publisher:Bnei Baruch, Laitman KabbalahLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1897448090

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