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New Book: The Kabbalah of Time

Wednesday, June 05, 2013  
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New Book: The Kabbalah of Time

Kahane and Wainer explain that the calendar is the master key to unlock the hidden rationale behind the formal structure of ancient sacred texts, as well as to understand basic mystical concepts. When comprehended within the context of the Jewish calendar, these works reveal the spiritual energy of each week, serving as a practical guide for self-analysis and development.

Miami, FL – June 5, 2013 –Brazilian authors Rabbi Daniel Kahane and Ann Helen Wainer have recently launched a new book, which promises to change the way scholars and laymen understand the Jewish calendar as well as the structure of central Jewish texts.

The book shows how the 52-day period spanning from Passover toShavuot(Pentecost) is in fact a microcosm of the 52 weeks of the year. Additionally, it demonstrates how 52 rabbis and 52 animals listed in the sacred worksPirkei Avot("Ethics of the Fathers”) andPerek Shirah("Chapter of Song”) parallel the year’s weeks as well. Finally, the book explores the kabbalistic meaning behind the numbers and divine attributes (sefirot) related to each day from Passover toShavuotknown as the Counting of theOmer.

The Counting of theOmerhas always been one of the key tools used by the Jewish People as a basis for spiritual development. The book expands its use to the entire year and shows amazing and eerie connections between how the weeks of the year and the days of theOmerparallel each other. "The basis for the entire book is one simple idea,” Rabbi Kahane says, "Just as the culmination of the Counting of theOmer,Lag Ba’Omer, falls on the 33rddayof theOmer, so too theweekofLag Ba’Omerfalls on the 33rd week of the year.

"The book’s use as a weapon against sadness should also not be underestimated,” exclaims Ann Helen Wainer, "its uplifting ideas and its connectedness to the song and harmony of nature, as well as the wisdom and foresight of our ancestors, is a true gift.”

The book was originally launched in Portuguese, after the authors received a grant from the Safra Philanthropic Institute in Brazil. An expanded eBook English version is available on Amazon, iTunes, Barnes & Noble, as well More information and ongoing classes are also available on Blogger, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.

The "Kabbalah of Time” eBook consistently listed as Amazon’s #1 "Hot New Release in Kabbalah,” and now, after a month of its release, was back among the Top #10 Best Sellers in its category.

About Ann Helen Wainer and Rabbi Daniel Kahane

Mrs. Wainer is a prolific author, having published several works regarding Judaism and Jewish History, as well as Brazilian Law and History. Her titles include:Jewish and Brazilian Connections to New York, India, and Ecology; Family Portrait; A Jewish Perspective on Ecology; Civil Liability of the Developer;andBrazilian Environmental Legislation.Ann Helen earned a master’s degree in corporate law in Brazil, and an MA in religious studies at Florida International University.

Rabbi Daniel Kahane is a graduate from Georgetown Law School and Princeton University, where he received the religion departmental award in Jewish studies, as well as a Certificate in the subject. He also attended Yeshiva University and Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Besides from working full-time as an attorney, Rabbi Kahane teaches weekly classes at Chabad of Aventura, FL.

For more information about "The Kabbalah of Time,” please,, or contact Ann Helen Wainer at (305) 332-8660. You may also send an e-mail

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