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    Matityahu Glazerson
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    1568219350
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    Jason Aronson, Inc.; 1 edition (December 1, 1996)
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Above the Zodiac: Astrology in Jewish Thought is a valuable resource for understanding the validity of astronomical symbolism in the Western religious tradition.

Above the Zodiac: Astrology in Jewish Thought is a valuable resource for understanding the validity of astronomical symbolism in the Western religious tradition.

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Rabbi Matityahu Glazerson gives a month-by-month rendering of Jewish astrology according to kabbalah, summarizing the complex system of elements in Jewish thought that correlates to each astrological sign. The book also explains the unique relationship the Jewish people have to astrology, and under what circumstances astrological consultations are permitted to individuals. Use Winrar to Extract. And use a shorter path when extracting, such as C: drive.

The book also explains the unique relationship the Jewish people have to astrology, and under what circumstances astrological consultations are permitted to individuals.

Astrology has been a topic of debate among Jews for over 2000 years. While not a Jewish practice or teaching as such, astrology made its way into Jewish thought, as can be seen in the many references to it in the Talmud. Astrological statements became accepted and worthy of debate and discussion by Torah scholars. Opinions varied: some rabbis rejected the validity of astrology; others accepted its validity but forbid practicing it; still others thought its practice to be meaningful and permitted

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Above the zodiac - astrology in jewish thought paperback by matityahu glazerson. Hebrew SHEM UNSHAMA by Matityahu Glazerson שם ונשמה : הקשר בין שמו של אדם ליעודו. Hebrew Levav Yamim Rabbi Yitzchak Matityahu Tenenbaum on the Torah לבב ימים.

Above the Zodiac: Astrology in Jewish Thought uncovers the profound connection between Jewish mysticism and classic astrology by citing the many references scattered throughout Jewish literature to the influence of the stars on human destiny. Rabbi Matityahu Glazerson gives a month-by-month rendering of Jewish astrology according to kabbalah, summarizing the complex system of elements in Jewish thought that correlates to each astrological sign. The book also explains the unique relationship the Jewish people have to astrology, and under what circumstances astrological consultations are permitted to individuals.

Dakora
Seemingly without exception, Western agnostics and atheists equate astronomical symbolism knowingly employed by ancient mystical writers as some evidence of religion being "bogus" and religious figures being "literary hoaxes". But such is not the case. The plain fact is our worldview has changed. We moderns are conditioned to "scientifically" view our Cosmos actually as chaos - random agglomerations of disparate and unrelated facts. This is our worldview. Unless we step back and examine our a priori premises, any appreciation of our true place in a Cosmos that IS "cosmos" (beautifully well ordered) must of necessity elude us. Moreover, the votes are not all in whether we've got it right. Further, every good scientist (Feynman, Schrodinger, Heisenberg, Einstein, et alia) knows science *by definition* can make no meaningful refutation of the varieties of religious experience. Science and religion exist on two different planes of reality and human experience.

The Hebrews prove to be canny and deep in this area, having devoted thousands of years of careful study to their religious symbolism and epistemology. The Hebrew and Roman Catholic traditions view the incorporation of astronomical symbolism as both valid and necessary. To those with a mystical appreciation of the Cosmos and our place in it - as to the logical and well-ordered religious Hebrew mind - God doesn't create "random disparate facts". As Einstein devoutly opined, "God doesn't play dice". The Cosmos *is* a cosmos: There is order everywhere. Including the heavens. See also God's Voice in the Stars: Zodiac Signs and Bible Truth.

Above the Zodiac: Astrology in Jewish Thought is a valuable resource for understanding the validity of astronomical symbolism in the Western religious tradition. Like Mazzaroth by Frances Rolleston, which makes clear the incorporation or at least presence of astronomical symbolism in the synoptic gospels, author Rabbi Glazerson provides an excellent discourse of twelve chapters (each devoted to one constellation) on astronomical symbolism in the Old Testament and Kabbalistic philosophy: "Within Jewish literature, the source for the spiritual meaning of the astrological constellations is the Sefer Yetzirah ... whose authorship tradition attributes to the patriarch Abraham" (page ix). There is, however, at least in my copy, an editorial lapse from page 105 through page 107, in which material that belonged in the Tammuz chapter was erroneously placed in the Aquarius [Shevat] chapter. High praises for an (otherwise) extremely clear presentation.

A fascinating astrological analysis of the birth, life, and crucifixion of Jesus Christ is the film The Star of Bethlehem.
Faebei
I bought this book years ago and it remains one of my most treasured. The Introduction reads "The Practice of Judaism and The Science of Astrology" with quotes of Jewish law, Nadmanides, Rabbi Solomon Luria's commentary on Maimonides, the Zohar - and this is just the first few paragraphs! The table of contents includes each sign, i.e. Aries/Nissan, Taurus/Iyar, etc. Each page is chock full of quotes, anecdotes. I feel 'justified' as a Jew who also is an astrologer. You'll never want to let this book out of your library and I feel that you'll always be glad that you own it.
Ffleg
There is no rabbinical approbation on such a book (which is necessary in this field). The author does quote numerous rabbinical sources (however accurate they maybe is open to interpretation) - mainly the Ariz"al and the Zohar, as well as Rabbeinu Bachaya, Ramban and Ibn Ezra. I thought the historical map at the end was a nice summary of the book, but was not produced by the author. It was certainly an interesting find, the English translations and discussion should however be researched before any conclusions should be drawn from such a work.