Endorsement of Shomer Emunim

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

Rabbi Mordekhai Chriqui

Translation of Rabbi Mordekhai Chriqui’s Endorsement

The wise will shine like the radiance of the firmament, and those who teach righteousness to the multitudes [will shine] like the stars, forever and ever. As for you, Daniel, obscure the matters and seal the book until the time of the End when many will muse, and knowledge will increase. (Daniel 12:3-4)

It is indeed a precious thing to behold the unique book of the author of the earlier [work known by the title] Shomer Emunim, by the great Rabbi, the Kabbalist, Rabbi Yosef Ergas, of saintly, holy and blessed memory. Now, the dear Rabbi, educated in worldly wisdom, Rabbi Avinoam Fraenkel, has translated the abovementioned book into English, adding his own wonderful commentary and [Kabbalistic] parallels to science, demonstrating the beauty and greatness of Kabbalistic Wisdom, the light of the Menorah, to our generation and to the nations.

The author of Shomer Emunim greatly explained the applied meaning of the Arizal’s teachings. Concealed matters saw great light, to the extent that no-one can ignore and neglect this wonderful Kabbalistic wisdom. Our generation has merited to see the fulfillment of the verse: “The earth will be filled with knowledge [of God]” [Yishayahu 11:9], and soon “all will call out to our God with a united resolve” [based on Tzefania 3:9].

I have reviewed its sections, and the author, Rabbi Avinoam, has wisely illuminated and clarified several concepts, concealed ideas and terms from the Arizal’s Kabbalah. In providing faithful words, by expanding on the words of Rabbi Ergas and adding his own, he has opened gateways of simple understanding of the great secrets, in showing, as accurately as he can, how they correspond to scientific research.

I have thoroughly looked through the entire work, and it contains Fear of Heaven and skillful work. God has graced the author with depth and clarity.

I give him my blessing that “God’s desire should succeed in his hand” [Yishayahu 53:10], that “he should be a successful person” [Bereishit 39:2] and God should be with him, in increasing the joy of Torah that transforms evil to good, and that he should disseminate his wellsprings with excellent health. The one who signs with the blessing of the Torah and those who study it.

With great yearning for [Messianic] salvation.

Mordekhai Chriqui

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