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Deborah Masel

Deborah Masel (Chaya Devorah bat Chana) is an author and teacher of Jewish mysticism. This piece is adapted from her latest book Soul to Soul: Writings from Dark Places, published by Gefen Publishing House and available in bookstores internationally and online. Deborah’s previous book, In the Cleft of the Rock: Writings on the Five Books of Moses, is available from Black Pepper Publishing.

In This Shadowy World

In This Shadowy World


A Torah scholar who perished in the Holocaust reveals the meaning of spiritual victory to a woman dying from cancer.