God in All Moments: Mystical & Practical Spiritual Wisdom from Hasidic Masters
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About the Author
Rabbi Ebn Leader is director of the Bet Midrash and an instructor in Talmud, Jewish law and Jewish mysticism at the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College. He is the coeditor of God in All Moments: Mystical and Practical Wisdom from Hasidic Masters, and has contributed to Jewish Mysticism and the Spiritual Life: Classical Texts, Contemporary Reflections (both Jewish Lights). Prior to coming to Hebrew College, he served for several years as an educator at Jewish secondary schools in Jerusalem and Boston.
God in All Moments contains mystical and practical wisdom--for daily life. The least known of the Hasidic masters' teachings--the hanhagot, or "spiritual practices"--are at the heart of this book. These short lists of instructions were created for their followers, inspirational treasures intended to be carried with you at all times. They were to be read again and again--providing spiritual guidance, centering and aid in bringing joy and God's presence into daily life. Practical, personal and wise, these brief teachings range from straightforward instructions to visualization exercises, meditations and mantras. Also included are the hanhagot of two neo-Hasidic thinkers: the modern journalist and mystic Hillel Zeitlin (1871-1942), and the contemporary theologian Arthur Green. As reviewer Rabbi Edward Feinstein writes on the back cover, "We open this book and come upon a hidden treasure of Jewish wisdom and insight. Or Rose has provided the key to the luminous riches of Hasidic thought and life." In modern transpersonal psychology these "hanhagot" might be called "affirmations," which I have found to be very helpful in my own spiritual development. An extremely important contribution to our understanding of Hasidut, and to our own spiritual growth.--Dov Peretz Elkins "Jewish Media Review "