Endorsements from prominent personalities for "In the Shadow of the Ladder"
“In the search for meaning and self-transformation, Jewish mysticism is one of the great spiritual resources, attracting ever-wider circles of devotees. Drs. Mark and Yedidah Cohen has made available to an English-speaking public the work of an important, though little known, master of the genre, Rabbi Yehudah Lev Ashlag. Through it, readers will discover a fascinating path to inner harmony and growth through receptivity to the Divine light that fills creation.” Rabbi Professor Jonathan Sacks, Chief Rabbi of Great Britain
“Here is a fresh and highly readable translation of writings by an authentic Master Kabbalist. Among the many books of Kabbala now available, this will stand out for its unique combination of depth, authenticity, and clear, direct speech.” Rabbi Arthur Green, Professor of Jewish Thought at Brandeis University, author of Seek My Face, Speak My Name.
“It is a wonderful translation and introduction! You rendered perfectly that exquisite language of the Jew before the nameless: intimate, tender, simple, sweet and oh so eloquent. A real contribution.”
Rabbi Don Singer, Sensei
“In the Shadow of the Ladder is a beautiful book about the Kabbalah that can open the mysteries of the soul. Read it and be changed.”
Judith Orloff MD, author Second Sight.
“Rabbi Ashlag, in touch with the sacred, is a true mediator of that affinity with the One that enables us to remember that we are here, not for ourselves, but for the great purpose. Mark and Yedidah Cohen have translated the text with integrity and with compassion. This book is not ‛about’. It will initiate you into the greater service.”
Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, ALEPH Alliance for Jewish Renewal, author of Paradigm Shift and Gate to the Heart.