If God is everywhere, why can’t I see Him?

May 23, 2016

Nefesh HaTzimtzum vol 1 and 2

Launching his new, two-volume series, Nefesh HaTzimtzum, Avinoam Fraenkel talks about philosophical and Kabbalistic topics that have been questioned for centuries. Nefesh HaTzimtzum is a comprehensive and accessible presentation of Nefesh HaChaim, the classic book by Rabbi Chaim Volozhin, which follows a methodological framework for serving God and provides guidance on how to philosophically interact with the world. Due to its Kabbalistic subject matter, Nefesh HaChaim has lain in almost total obscurity for nearly two centuries. Avinoam Fraenkel enlightens the complex work by providing a translation, in-depth explanations, an informative historical overview, and a full index.

During his book launch in Beit Shemesh, Fraenkel touched upon Kabbalistic topics such as if Kabbalah is authentic; how Kabbalah views reality; and if Kabbalah, science, and technology are connected. You can view the entire talk here.

Nefesh HaTzimtzum, Volume 1: Rabbi Chaim Volozhin’s Nefesh HaChaim with Translation and Commentary and Nefesh HaTzimtzum, Volume 2: Understanding Nefesh HaChaim through the Key Concept of Tzimtzum and Related Writings are available through Urim Publications.

 

 


Ohr Hashachar Book Launch

September 1, 2014

We are pleased to announce that Ohr HaShachar is now available.OhrHaShachar

Ohr HaShachar is an in-depth commentary in English on Birchot HaShachar (the morning blessings), published by Urim Publications. It’s more than a commentary actually – this is a “machshava” sefer, a philosophical work on Judaism, containing novel approaches to a host of central concepts in Torah.

This Thursday the author, David Bar Cohn, will be hosting a book launch at his home.

Books will be available for purchase.

Light nosh will be served.

Place: 2/1 Nachal Alexander, Ramat Beit Shemesh-A
Date: Thurs, Sept 4, 2014
Time: 8:30 – 9:30pm

You can see a preview of the book online: http://www.barcohn.com.