The English language Kavanot, (meditation texts) are by Jerusalem-based Torah scholar Sarah Yehudit Schneider, author of Kabalistic Writings on the Nature of Masculine and Feminine (Jason Aronson Press) and You Are What You Hate A Spiritually Productive Approach to Enemies (A Still Small Voice).
The days of the Omer are scripted in a Hebrew font designed especially for this project by calligrapher Sharon Binder. The design allows each page to be individually displayed in the hand-crafted framed slip cover, while you look at it for that day’s counting. Printed on acid-free watercolor paper, the pages are stored in a bound archival box.
The box and slip case were designed in collaboration with master binder, Yehuda Miklaf, and is handcrafted by award-winning bookbinder Ido Agassi.
The entire text, including the kavanot, explanatory commentaries and glossary, has been translated into Hebrew and published as a hand sewn booklet. This will be included, upon request, with your book.
The Collectors Edition of Countdown to Perfection Meditations on the Sefirot has been acquired by the the following institutions, as well as by private collectors:
- New York Public Library
- UCLA Young Library
- U of Washington Allen/Suzzallo Library
- UC Berkeley Doe Library
- The Arthur Jaffe Center for Book Arts
- Yale University Library
More info and how to order collector’s edition here.
Personal edition can be found here.