Shomer Emunim Reviews

Shomer Emunim


“R. Avinoam has … opened an entranceway, [as immense] as the entranceway to the hall of the Temple, for those interested in entering the inner recesses of this area of Torah.” Read more

Rabbi Hershel Schachter
Rosh Yeshiva of Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, Yeshiva University.

“Absolutely spectacular … it’s Kosher, it’s pure and it’s good.” Read more

Rabbi Moshe Weinberger
Congregation Aish Kodesh, Woodmere, New York.

“For those who understand the great need to get to the inner ‘heart of matters,’ [R. Avinoam Fraenkel’s] wonderful translations and commentaries are a must.” Read more

Rabbi Moshe Zuriel
Prolific author of works in virtually all areas of Torah scholarship. Former Mashgiach of the Yeshiva of Sha’alvim.

“This work will enable many who have been intrigued by Kabbalah and subsequently desire to enter this area of profound Jewish Wisdom, to begin to properly grapple with its underlying basic concepts.” Read more

Rabbi Mendel Kessin
Founder and director of the Tiferes Ramchal Institute.

“This work, with its insights, will transform the Arizal’s teachings [Lurianic Kabbalah], making them accessible and intelligible to a wide audience.” Read more

Rabbi Yechiel Barlev
Prolific author of the Yedid Nefesh series of works on the Talmud and Kabbalah.

“R. Avinoam … opened gateways of simple understanding of the great [Kabbalistic] secrets, in showing … how they correspond to scientific research.” Read more

Rabbi Mordekhai Chriqui
Head of the Ramchal Institute, Jerusalem. Author of numerous Kabbalah works.

“The well-known and important work, Shomer Emunim … is an important and crucial introduction for anyone who desires to enter the Pardes [to study Kabbalah].” Read more

Rabbi Meir Triebitz
Founder of the Hashkafa Circle.

“R. Avinoam Fraenkel presented me with a precious jewel, an English translation of the holy work Shomer Emunim … well-known as one of the basic books for those wanting to initiate Kabbalah study.” Read more

Rabbi Yitzhak Benzecry
Prolific author of the Pachad Yitzchak series of Kabbalah works.

“R. Avinoam Fraenkel … translated … with eloquence and clarity … and brought important introductions to Kabbalah … comprised of correct and accurate details about matters that stand at the highest point of the Universe.” Read more

Rabbi David Daniel HaCohen
Rosh Yeshiva of the Kabbalah Yeshiva, Shaarey Kedusha Utefila, Jerusalem.

“It is a breath of fresh air to see such a tour de force that has the potential to open the eyes of many and offer some refreshment to frustrated souls seeking something more.” Read more

Rabbi Chayim Lando
Educator. Review in “The Jewish Press.”

“Fraenkel has done a tremendous service to those students interested in obtaining a traditional introduction to the world of Kabbalah.” Read more

Professor Alan Jotkowitz
Professor of Medicine, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Review in “The Jerusalem Post.”

“A gold mine of information … a solid volume and a major accomplishment.” Read more

Professor Alan Brill
Professor of Jewish Thought, Seton Hall University. Review and Interview in “The Book of Doctrines and Opinions.”

“An extraordinary addition to the Jewish bookshelf … a masterpiece of scholarship.” Read more

Rabbi Johnny Solomon
Educator, Writer, Editor. Review in “The Jewish Link.”

“The appearance of this excellent translation … in this period is not incidental. It reflects the awakening of interest in Kabbalah in various Jewish circles, not in … the ‘New Age’ spirit, rather as an analytical framework that [rationally] answers new and old existential religious questions. This work responds to these refreshing trends, providing an important contribution that reinforces their basis.” Read more

Professor Oded Yisraeli
Professor of Jewish Thought, Ben Gurion University. Review in Hebrew in “Hama’yan.”
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