Edward Hoffman is a psychologist and adjunct professor at Yeshiva University in New York City. He is the author of numerous books on Judaism, Kabbalah, and mythology.
For over a thousand years, the many mysteries of Jewish mysticism were not made available to outsiders, but this restriction has been lifted in recent years. With the seasoned eye of a curator who knows the field, Hoffman has put together a scholarly and illuminating anthology with commentary by ancient and modern experts, known and not-so-well-known writers.
The overarching theme is visionary Judaism. Hoffman presents a fine mix of teachings from different eras and also has wisely chosen selections that have relevance to everyday life and the ethical choices which must be made in the hustle and bustle of existence. Here you will find essays on intuition and creativity, emotional health, meditation and leadership, consciousness, and light. We were pleased to see some of our favorite authors on these pages including the Baal Shem Tov, Nachman of Breslov, Abraham Joshua Heschel, Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi, Jonathan Sacks, and Adin Steinsaltz.