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Jewish meditation : a practical guide / Aryeh Kaplan.

By: Kaplan, Aryeh, 1934-1982 or 1983.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Schocken Books : Distributed by Pantheon Books, ©1995Description: xi, 165 pages ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0805210377; 9780805210378.Subject(s): Meditation -- Judaism | Judaism -- Doctrines
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Originally published: 1985.

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Kaplan, Orthodox rabbi and author of Meditation and the Bible (Weiser, 1978) and Meditation and Kabbalah (Weiser, 1981), shows that meditation is consistent with traditional Jewish thought and practice. He then presents a guide to a variety of meditative techniques: mantra meditation (with suggested phrases and Bible verses to use as mantras); contemplation; visualization; experiencing nothingness (which he does not recommend for beginners); conversing with God; and prayer. His instructions are clear and explicit, and his advice is informed and sound, advocating that a simple 20-minute-a-day program can indeed help make the practitioner a better person and a better Jew, and develop a closer relationship to God and things spiritual. Recommended for general collections. Marcia G. Fuchs, Guilford Free Lib., Ct. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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<p> ARYEH KAPLAN , who died in 1983, was a well-known Orthodox rabbi and teacher of Jewish meditation. He is the author of many books, including a translation of the Torah commentary Me'am Lo'ez. </p>

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