The Hei


The Hei
$12.95
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Genres: Fiction, Judaism
Tags: jewish mysticism, kabbalah
Publisher: Hudson Mohawk Press LLC
Publication Year: 2012
ASIN: 0984304061
ISBN: 9780984304066
Ethan is a religion professor at Columbia University obsessed with Jewish mysticism whose Muslim lover, Yaqub, has been falsely accused of terrorism. Ethan’s struggle to clear Yaqub’s name leads him to the Holy Land where he attempts to open the ancient gates to the Temple Mount.
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About the Book

“Where thought and breath join, and time and space begin to form”

Ethan is a religion professor at Columbia University obsessed with Jewish mysticism whose Muslim lover, Yaqub, has been falsely accused of terrorism. Ethan’s struggle to clear Yaqub’s name leads him to the Holy Land where he attempts to open the ancient gates to the Temple Mount.

Hei is the fifth letter of the Hebrew alphabet.  Its original meaning is shrouded in mystery, but great power is associated with it in the spiritual realm.  It has a numerical value of five and thus represents the five fingers, the five senses and the five dimensions, in addition to the five levels of the soul which are detailed in Kabbalistic teachings. The letter Hei is also often used instead of writing out one of the most common names used for G-d (HaShem).  It serves as a fitting metaphor for this novel in which Ethan tries to reach the place “where thought and breath join, and time and space begin to form”.

Read an interview with the author here!


 

Bernard Amador, Ph.D. also organizes The Capital District Screenwriters group.  Visit him at www.bernardamador.com

About the Author
Bernard Amador

Bernard Amador, Ph.D. is the author of the memoir To Know A Fallen Angel: Understanding the Mind of a Sexual Predator, and the novels The Hei and The Rut (published by Hudson Mohawk Press), and Cyber-Eugenics: The Neural Code. He is also the author of the original screenplays Mercy of Chance, Used Books, Selling Water and Carwacker. Bernard is the Supervising Crime Victim Caseworker for the Albany County Crime Victim and Sexual Violence Center, and holds a Doctoral degree in Psychology. He interned with the Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Bureau of the U.S. District Attorney's Office in White Plains, New York, at the Mental Health Association of New York, and worked as a Forensic Case Manager with a criminal justice agency.  He lives in New York City and upstate New York.