[Book Review] Meditations with the Hebrew Letters: A Guide for the Modern Seeker by Gilla Nissan

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By Gilla Nissan

In her book, Meditation with the Hebrew Letters, author and scholar, Gilla Nissan, examines the twenty-two letters of the Hebrew alphabet, not as a means of communication or the language of the Torah, but as the building blocks of life. The book explores the letters as a means of meditation, within the construct of Kabbalah, to heighten one’s understanding of the mission of the soul.

What’s In The Box?

This beautifully presented box set includes:

  • The Book
  • A set of 22 cards
  • A quick reference guide
  • A bookmark
Review

Nissan presents her meditation guide in four parts, beginning with her own journey in the study of the Hebrew letters and Kabbalah. She then provides background information on the Hebrew language. This is followed by some instruction on how to use the Hebrew letters within your own meditation. And finally, she presents each of the letters, their unique characteristics, and how each can assist a seeker in their understanding of their soul’s individual mission.

The set is wonderfully presented and very visually appealing. I found the background information on Kabbalah and how the Hebrew letters fit within the mystic framework helpful when putting this system into context. Each letter is thoroughly explored within the book. The corresponding cards are beautifully illustrated along with cues to assist the user in their meditations on life’s great questions.

This box set would be a wonderful addition to the library of the Jewish seeker wanting to grow in their mindfulness, self-care, or spiritual well-being. I would like to thank author, Gilla Nissan for the free box set in exchange for my honest review.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

More About This Author

A graduate of Tel Aviv University, Yeshiva University of Los Angeles and American Jewish University, Gilla has taught Hebrew and Jewish Studies for three decades. Her teaching and writing have been informed by great kabbalists. Gilla is loved by her students for her unique ability to see deeply into their lives and lovingly guide them toward their highest destiny. She is a prize-winning poet, essayist and visionary. Her work is centered on the Hebrew Letters as tools of creative and the mysticism of biblical Hebrew. A native Israeli, she lives in Los Angeles, California.

Visit her at www.thehebrewletter.com.

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