This anthology edited by Edward Hoffman collects 16 essays that apply wisdom from ancient Jewish mysticism to the challenges of contemporary relationships, livelihood, and health. Hoffman, a psychologist and teacher of Kabbalah, has written two fine essays on the ways in which this esoteric branch of Judaism sheds light on self-inventory and dreams.

Steven Joseph offers a meditative practice based on Kabbalistic teachings while Gerald Epstein relates it to present day health care. Other pieces deal with storytelling, the spirituality of children, working with the elderly, and "repairing the world."