domingo, 30 de junho de 2013

resenha do livro Secrets of the Magen David [BOOK REVIEW]

*Livro editado apenas em Inglês.

Title: Secrets of the Magen David
Author: Avraham Arieh Trugman
Distributed by: Menucha Publishers
Published by:
Ohr Chadash
Manufactured: Israel
Language: English
Binding: Hardcover
190 pages
Official Website:

Rabbi Avraham Arieh has been involved in Jewish education for over thirty-five years. He and his wife are now the Directors of Ohr Chadash: New Horizons in Jewish Experience, a dynamic program they created that has run programs for tens of thousands participants. Rabbi Trugman has published poems and articles in a wide variety of publications, he has published seven books, read about new book now, his seventh book published.
First all all, we are delighted with a beautiful cover, the front-cover of book is really beautiful with the Magen David (Star of David), and it shows us what we find inside the book ... thousands of chamber revealing deep secrets.

Rabbi Trugman
Rabbi Avraham Trugman is well known for his way of teaching: he writes so simple, direct, easy manner that any beginner in studies Torah Kabbalah can understand, but of course, as the study of Kabbalah requires many years of study, more complex concepts are exposed here, requiring one has extensive knowledge about Kabbalah, but at the end of it all, the reader can learn and be challenged to go one step above, striving to learn. In "Secrets of the Magen David" I realized this, and the same thing in another book that the author sent us titled "Orchard of Delights, The Ohr Chadash Torah Commentary" (the masterpiece of Rabbi Trugman), in my opinion, we will review this book in July .

The author explains how and why the Magen David is an important symbol for the Jewish people. Based on Archeological, Scientific and Historical evidence, we are told each use of the Star of David not only for Jews, but also in other centuries and civilizations. A very interesting point, in the words of Rabbi Trugman, he says "The essential connection between the Magen David and the Kabbalistic tradition ...", therefore, we can see the mysteries and secrets never yet explored and taught. There is a relationship with the Sefirot, Kabbalistic Meditation, Permutations, etc.

So, many of the concepts in this book comes from the Kabbalah and Chassidut, I would highlight the teachings of the Ba'al Shem Tov, the holy Arizal, and a current long recognized Rav called Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh, he gave his approbation to edit "Secrets of the Magen David."

The book is divided in two parts: 

Part 1 “The historical evolution of the Magen David as a Jewish symbol.
Part 2 “The spiritual meaning of the Magen David.

And appendixes with details about Kabbalistic concepts.

For scholars of Kabbalah, learn more about the Jewish Mysticism, there is never an end, Rabbi Trugman presents a series of mystical implications of the Magen David, something still unexplored by teachers and rabbis.

Reviewed by: Gilson Rodrigues de Arruda.

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