Rabbi Moshe Cordovero’s 1588 classic Tomer Devorah (Date Palm of Devorah) is widely studied in the weeks preceding the High Holidays, largely because of its glorious opening chapter dedicated to the topic of forgiveness. Endorsed by Chasidic and Misnaggedic masters alike, it is considered by many a rare exception to the ban on the study of Kabbalah by students under the age of 40. Now available in a new translation and with a commentary by Dr. Henry Abramson, a regular contributor to Torah Musings, an ebook version of The Kabbalah of Forgiveness may be downloaded for free here and entering coupon code YT52E (expires October 19). A series of mini-lecture videos accompanying the text are available at JewishHistoryLectures.org.
About Gil Student
Rabbi Gil Student is the Editor of TorahMusings.com, a leading website on Orthodox Jewish scholarly subjects, and the Book Editor of the Orthodox Union’s Jewish Action magazine. He writes a popular column on issues of Jewish law and thought featured in newspapers and magazines, including The Jewish Link, The Jewish Echo and The Vues. In the past, he has served as the President of the small Jewish publisher Yashar Books and as the Managing Editor of OU Press. Rabbi Student has served two terms on the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America and currently serves as the Director of the Halacha Commission of the Rabbinical Alliance of America. He serves on the Editorial Boards of Jewish Action magazine, the Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society and the Achieve Journal of Behavioral Health, Religion & Community, as well as the Board of OU Press. He has published five English books, the most recent titled Search Engine volume 2: Finding Meaning in Jewish Texts -- Jewish Leadership, and served as the American editor for Morasha Kehillat Yaakov: Essays in Honour of Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks.