In Echoes of Eden, Rabbi Kahn presents a series of strikingly original interpretive essays on the weekly parsha, noteworthy for their novel approach. Drawing upon the vast reservoir of rabbinic literature -- from Talmud to Midrash, from Zohar to the chassidic masters -- Rabbi Kahn combines the mystical explorations of kabbalah and chassidism with a highly intellectual and broad-minded approach to Torah study, as he applies psychology, literature and Jewish history to the understanding of estoreric midrashim and the Zohar. Rabbi Kahn takes the reader on an exhilarating journey as his book sheds new light on some of the most difficult narratives of the biblical text.
A renowned lecturer and author, Rabbi Ari Kahn, a graduate of Yeshiva University, received his rabbinic ordination from Yeshiva University's Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary where he studied with Rabbi Yosef Dov Soloveitchik. He is Director of Foreign Student Programs at Bar-Ilan University in Israel, where he also is a senior lecturer in Jewish Studies. He is also a senior educator at MATAN.