Tamar Frankiel, Ph.D.




Dr. Tamar Frankiel is Professor at the Academy of Jewish Religion, California, in Los Angeles. She is one of the leading scholars on Jewish mysticism today, and she wrote the Introduction/Foreword to
The Power of the Hebrew Alphabet by Gloria Abella Ballen.

In 2017 she published

Loving Prayer


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to Loving Prayer

She previously served as Provost and President of the Acadmeny of Jewish Religion. Dr. Frankiel recieved her PhD in History of Religions from the University of Chicago. She has taught at Claremont School of Theology, Stanford and Princeton Universities, and UC Berkeley and Riverside. She is the author of four books on Jewish mysticism and spiritual practice, including The Gift of Kabbalah, and one on Jewish women’s issues, The Voice of Sarah: Feminine Spirituality and Traditional Judaism. She has also authored two books and numerous scholarly articles on religion in America, as well as a widely used textbook on Christianity.


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