Kabbalah of Creation is a new translation of the early Kabbalah of Rabbi Isaac Luria, founder of the most influential Jewish mystical school of the last 400 years. Living in relative obscurity in Northern Galilee, Luria experienced a powerful epiphany that influenced his lyrical, influential text. Poetically and meditatively described, the range of subjects includes the revelation of the Godhead's light in the world and its relationship to every aspect of the human life cycle, including lovemaking, conception, gestation, birth, and maturation.
"Eliahu Klein's translations of the Lurianic canon are faithful and yet poetic. His understanding of Isaac Luria's relationship to World Spirituality has an integrity that few have attained. Klein's writing provides the English reader with a rare window into the Kabbalah as it really is."
-Pinchas Giller, Professor of Jewish Thought, Unviversity of Judaism
"Kabbalah of Creation offers readers a readable, verse translation of the intriguing text, 'The Gate of Principles,' that is printed in the beginning of the Hebrew edition of Rabbi Chaim Vital's The Tree of Life. However, this book is much more than a translation. Kabbalah of Creation considerably increases the accessibility of the text with a very useful commentary that explains many otherwise obscure references. With the addition of an informative introduction, containing much useful historical information, a glossary, and an extensive bibliography, Rabbi Klein's work can easily serve as an introductory text for those seeking to enter the gates of Lurianic Kabbalah. Even experienced kabbalists may find something to learn from Rabbi Klein's sometimes daring insights—the fruit of decades of study, meditation, and spiritual experience."
-Rabbi Miles Krassen, Naropa University
"Eliahu Klein helps us move toward the Real. Unlike many translations of Luria's work, Kabbalah of Creation(Klein's rendition of some of the never-before-translated early work of Reb Luria) is filled not only with Luria's words (as they have come through his disciples—we have nothing of Luria's own writing) but with Klein's, whose commentary makes abundantly clear to us that even while he is ensconced in traditional Judaism, he understands the large implications of Luria's work. His style is human, forgiving, supportive, challenging, and often deeply insightful, everything a guide should be. We could not ask for a better door opener than Luria and his new translator, Eliahu Klein."
-Jason Shulman, Tikkun Magazine