A reexamination of the Seven Palaces of Briah. Emended with source materials from Rosenroth’s Kabbala Denudata.
Other books by Olen D. Rush
Chag Sameach! “The first ever published seder for Tu biShvat — Pri Etz Hadar (The Fruit of the Majestic Tree) — can be found in a kabbalistic text, first published as a pamphlet in Venice in 1728. Written by an unknown author, Pri Etz Hadar was included in the Sefer Ḥemdat Yamim by R’ Yisrael Yakov Ben Yom Tov Algazi (1680-1756) (the Rosh Yeshiva of Beit El in Yerushalayim, a friend of the Ḥida, and father of the Maharit Algazi). One of the great mekubalim of his time, R’ Algazi’s name added greatly to the credibility of Ḥemdat Yamim despite its attribution by Rabbi Yaakov Emden (and modern scholars) to Natan Binyamin Ghazzati (1643-1680) the 17th century mystic who greatly encouraged the aspiring messiah, Shabbtai Tzvi. Sefer Ḥemdat Yamim remains a major source of kabbalistic minhagim (customs) still practiced by followers of the Ari z”l’s school of Jewish mysticism in Temani (Shami), Sefaradi, Mizrachi, and Ḥasidic Ashkenazi Jewish communities.” http://opensiddur.org/special-days/new-years-days/la-ilanot/pri-etz-hadar/
An interesting paper from David J. Halperin, Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina regarding Va Avo HaYom El HaAyin or I Came This Day to the Spring, an important Sabbatean text. I do not agree with him about his attempt to insert modern-day political correctness into the analysis though.
One of the main text of the authentic Kabbalah finally translated and explained. This book is a summary of the master work of the Ari Z’al; “The Etz Hayim” (The Tree of Life).
The Zohar: Pritzker Edition Translation and Commentary by Daniel Matt
This is the first translation ever made from a critical Aramaic text of the Zohar, which has been established by Professor Daniel Matt based on a wide range of original manuscripts. The work will eventually span twelve volumes. The extensive commentary, appearing at the bottom of each page, clarifies the kabbalistic symbolism and terminology, and cites sources and parallels from biblical, rabbinic, and kabbalistic texts.