This book is unique and its author is a marvel.
First the book. Classic works of Jewish thought teach that each of the twelve lunar months corresponds to one of the twelve tribes. What do the months and the respective tribes have in common?
The sacred works teach also that the four letters of Hashem’s sacred Name can be rearranged in twelve different ways, and each of these twelve Name Combinations corresponds to one of the twelve months. Another mystery: What is the significance of these twelve different spellings? What do they tell us about the Creator? And what is the relationship of the month to the spelling? And to the tribes? And to the Heavenly constellations?
One mystery after another – and nowhere are they explained in English. Until now. The Wisdom in the Hebrew Months opens the door to a new dimension of understanding. Drawing upon the full breadth of Talmudic, Midrashic, and Rabbinic literature, this work sheds new light on the months of the year, the tribes of Israel, and the ways that Hashem relates to His people. It is engrossing, interesting, stimulating, and provocative.
Zvi Ryzman of Los Angeles is a phenomenon. He is the embodiment of the Rabbinic teaching that one should combine Torah with commerce – yet give priority to the bais midrash over the office. He is a noted Torah scholar, lecturer, author and philanthropist, and the winner of the Jerusalem Prize for his many Hebrew volumes of Ratz K’zvi. His shiurim in Israel and America are attended by renowned rabbinic leaders. He possesses a fertile mind and a passion to share his brilliance with others, through the written and spoken word.
In this book he explains how the Hebrew months are filled with fascination and meaning. The reader will marvel at the wisdom in the yearly cycle – and never look at a calendar the same way.
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