Thursday, July 12, 2007

A Jerusalem Prescription for Elul -

Ascending Jacob's Ladder is a profound volume examining deeper aspects of ruchniyus in relation to the Jewish holidays and Jewish life. Author Rabbi Yaakov Moshe Hillel, Rosh Yeshivah of Jerusalem's Yeshivat Ahavat Shalom, is a renowned Kabbalist and an eloquent writer and teacher. He draws from Torah, Midrash, Mussar, and Kabbalah sources to create an extraordinary spiritual journey through this world and into the next. His commentary on Elul is particularly noteworthy as a personal preparation for the Days of Awe. Written on a popular level, Ascending Jacob's Ladder explores the fundamentals of Jewish life, including Shabbos, the Festivals, prayer, teshuvah, Torah study, the Jewish home and the wisdom of Kabbalah.