Mordechai (Marc) Gafni,
a profound thinker, philosopher, and spiritual guide, is the author of The Mystery of Love,
his most recent book, and the national best-seller Soul Prints, which was adapted into a national PBS special
and received a NAPRA Award for Best Spirituality Book of 2001. In the last ten years, Gafni has emerged as a premier
voice in Israeli and international religion and spirituality. He teaches graduate seminars on mysticism at Oxford
University and is the founder of "Bayit Chadash," an international spiritual movement based in Israel.
Rabbi Gafni leads retreats around the world on spiritual thought and practice, and is the author of three
Hebrew works of philosophy.
What people are saying about The Mystery of Love and Soul Prints:
"Reb Mordechai Gafni's Torah on love and Eros is l'ayla u'l'ayla - the highest of the high. Everyone needs to hear it."
Reb Zalman Schacter-Shalomi
A new voice has sounded. Passionate, brilliant, and real, a poet-philosopher . . . Gafni is emerging as one of
the great spiritual teachers of our generation. Like the Hasidic masters of old he is profound, incisive, erudite -
but more importantly, like them he is enigmatic, flawed, and mysterious - and it is in precisely those places
where his greatness dwells. With a voice that speaks to all and a heart that overflows, Gafni is questing for
the light and he just may take us all with him."
Rabbi Michael Lerner, Editor of Tikkuin Magazine and author of
Spirit Matters: Global Healing and the Wisdom of the Soul
"Into a world filled with hate and boredom comes a tour de force on love and passion . . ."
Here is deep teaching about the soul's yearning for union and the betrayal of that yearning by our pursuit of those
things that cannot truly satisfy . . shot turough with passion, humor, and wisdom, an act of exhilarated scholarship.
Reb Gafni comes among us, a dancing, ecstatic sage.
Peter A. Pitzele, Ph.D., author of Our Fathers' Wells
Rabbi Marc Gafni gifts us with a brilliant and soulful reminder that our wholeness depends upon the recovery
of sacred loving and the reawakening of eros in all dimensions of our lives.
Rabbi Tirzah Firestone, author of The Receiving; Reclaiming Jewish Women's Wisdom