Henry Abramson

Biography

Henry Abramson is a Dean at Touro’s Lander Colleges. A native of northern Ontario, Canada, he received his PhD in History from the University of Toronto in 1995, and has held visiting and post-doctoral appointments at Harvard, Cornell, Oxford and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has received numerous awards for his research from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Social Sciences and Research Council of Canada, and his teaching style has been recognized by the National Education Association with an Excellence in the Academy Award. The author of several books on Jewish history and thought, his popular lectures are available at www.henryabramson.com.

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The Kabbalah of Forgiveness Coming in Time for Rosh Hashanah
New for the Season of Repentance: a translation and modern commentary on Rabbi Moshe Cordovero's classic of Jewish ethics, the Date Palm of Devorah (Tomer Devorah). Learn the Thirteen Levels of Mercy and discover how to forgive others, and yourself. Please visit www.jewishhistorylectures.com and click on "The Kabbalah of Forgiveness" for translations and videos.

Books

The Kabbalah of Forgiveness
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 42,080. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Judaism / Kabbalah & Mysticism, Nonfiction » Psychology » Interpersonal relations
The Kabbalah of Forgiveness is a translation of the first chapter of Rabbi Moshe Cordovero’s classic work Date Palm of Devorah (Tomer Devorah) with a commentary by Dr. Henry Abramson. Emerging from the 16th-century Safed Circle of Jewish mystics, this book earned a rare exception to the centuries-old ban on the study of Kabbalah by students under 40 because of its profound ethical value.
Maimonides on Teshuvah: The Ways of Repentance
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 53,530. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Judaism, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Religious philosophy
Teshuvah: from the Hebrew root “to return” and often translated as “repentance,” teshuvah represents an answer to spiritual or intellectual challenge, just as a question requires a response and a home awaits a return. Maimonides on Teshuvah is a translation and commentary on The Ways of Repentance, the first comprehensive study of teshuvah in Jewish literary history.
Reading the Talmud: Developing Independence in Gemara Learning
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 54,320. Language: Hebrew. Published: June 24, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Judaism / Talmud, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Judaism / Sacred Writings
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Reading the Talmud is a textbook designed for students who want to move beyond translations to learning the Talmud on their own. This book presents a proven, “no shortcuts” approach based on the traditional Yeshiva model. If you have enough Hebrew skills to work out a Biblical verse, and a healthy determination to toil in the Talmud, this book will help you develop independence in Gemara learning.
The Sea of Talmud: A Brief and Personal Introduction
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 21,450. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Judaism / Talmud, Nonfiction » Biography » Religious biography
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Scholarly yet readable, The Sea of Talmud combines basic, authoritative information on the Talmud with the author’s unique and personal journey to traditional Judaism. Tracing the history of the Talmud from its origins in ancient Israel and Babylon to Internet-based texts, Dr. Abramson describes the excitement and thrill of studying Talmud from an insider’s perspective.

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