Meditation and Judaism is a comprehensive work on Jewish meditation, encompassing the entire spectrum of Jewish thought_from the early Kabbalists to the modern Chassidic and Mussar masters, the sages of the Talmud, to the modern philosophers. Both a scholarly, in-depth study of meditative practices, and a practical, easy to follow guide, Meditation and Judaism is for anyone interested in meditating the Jewish way.
DovBer Pinson is a world-renowned scholar, thinker, teacher, and author. His books include Reincarnation and Judaism, Inner Rhythms, and Toward the Infinite. Presently he is Dean of the Iyyun Institute in Brooklyn.
Chapter 1 Meditation ... A Jewish Concept? Chapter 2 Defining Meditation Chapter 3 Extraordinary Phenomena Encountered Through Meditation Chapter 4 Preparing for the Meditative Session Chapter 5 A Classification of Jewish Meditations Chapter 6 Meditation and the Five Senses Chapter 7 The Four Who Encountered the Orchard: The Spiritual Trappings of Advanced Meditations Chapter 8 The Spirituality of the Torah as It Relates to Meditation Chapter 9 Intellectual Analytical Meditation Chapter 10 Divine Ecstasy: Achieving the State of No Self-Awareness Chapter 11 The Ayin of Jewish Meditation Versus the Nothingness in Other Meditations Chapter 12 Character Refinement-Meditating to Achieve a Better Self Chapter 13 Eight Steps to Meditation