The Wisdom in the Hebrew Alphabet is an outstanding book. It begins by giving a clear overview of how and why the aleph bet contains hidden, deeper meanings. It cites, for example, 'how the combination of letters, as formulated by the spiritual masters who composed the prayers, have the power to arouse spritual forces beyond our imagination'-as anyone who is a regular in shul would understand. It then goes on to explain what each letter can teach us, constantly referring to the Sages throughout. This book is truely a masterpeace-for those who are frum already, it will only reaffirm your faith and allow you to learn Torah better. If your thinking of buying this book for someone who is not so frum, then it is also a good bet. Being able to speak or read Hebrew is by no means a precondition-R. Munk explains everything in English also, through logical, well explained observation. I would think this to be an ideal present for any one who has a belief in the Almighty-from bar mitzvah to your grandparents. And for those who are atheists-buy this book anyway, you may just change your mind.
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