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This comprehensive new edition of the classic guide to letter writing is like having a friend in high places. It offers readers practical solutions to a number of everyday personal, consumer, business, and legal problems.
It also contains handy tips for letter writing using non-traditional methods, such as via email and fax. Few issues escape scrutiny. Whether you want action from a government department or replacement parts from a manufacturer, whether you are changing jobs or starting a small business, you'll find a letter here that can be easily adapted for your needs.
Included are standard form letters for numerous situations, as well as invaluable tips for communicating the written word in the most effective way. The Book of Letters ensures you will get a foot in the door and achieve results with every letter you write.
The Book of Letters - Peter Breen - - Allen & Unwin - Australia
Peter Breen is one of Australia's best known consumer and small business advocates. He is an independent member of the Upper House of the New South Wales Parliament and has practised as a solicitor and barrister for almost twenty years. More books by this author. Making Sense David Crystal. Children's Writer's Notebook Wes Magee. Published October 1st by Jewish Lights Publishing first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about The Book of Letters , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Oct 08, Michael rated it it was amazing Shelves: I have carried this little book in my library from apartment to apartment for apparently almost twenty years exactly and never actually read it until today, when it called to me from the shelf after coming home Yom Kippur services.
How do I know it's been almost exactly twenty years? Because when I opened it, a Bar Mitzvah card fell out of it, and my Bar Mitzvah Torah portion is just a few short weeks away from being twenty years ago. The card looked as if it had been from just yesterday and the I have carried this little book in my library from apartment to apartment for apparently almost twenty years exactly and never actually read it until today, when it called to me from the shelf after coming home Yom Kippur services.
The card looked as if it had been from just yesterday and the note in the card was a message speaking directly from then to where I am now. And the book itself was no less meaningful in many ways. This book is not meant to be in-depth or a primer. Well, a primer for thinking of Hebrew as something more than just a language.
This book is a meditation on sound, structure and nuance. I was enlightened that slightest change in the form of a letter or slightest smudge can completely change the mysticism behind a particular character. I also loved how tradition teaches that if there is a question as to the clarity of how one writes a particular letter, the debate is solved by the opinion of an average child. If the child cannot recognize the intended letter, the letter is invalid.
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I found this meditative book very interesting and at times moving. I was also drawn to it's traditional Hebrew binding, the texture of the paper, the hand written text, and that you have to turn the book or your head at times to read it, creating an active, intimate reading experience that only enhanced the meditative experience something impossible on a fancy-shamancy e-reader.
Jun 27, Shira rated it it was ok. I feel sorry to have to say this, particularly as a student of Hebrew letters via my Torah reading, but I did not really enjoy this book. I found it a bit forced much of the time, and trying a bit too hard to be some version of modern mystical.
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I did however enjoy the mention of Mishnat Soferim in Mishna Berura, on page Feb 12, Amy rated it really liked it Shelves: I'm studying the Hebrew language - specifically, the meaning of the individual letters - and this was a great resource to do that. Kushner handwrote this book, and it's very beautiful. It also sheds some interesting light on the letters. Aug 26, Kerry Pickens rated it liked it Shelves: I was surprised how small the book was, it's really more a pamphlet than a book. There are probably better books out there if you are interested in learning more about Hebrew.
Nov 21, Tony rated it it was amazing. An amazing little book.
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Perfect as a primer to begin to understand the deeper meanings behind the Hebrew letters. The book is full of wonderful phrases meriting meditation, contemplation and study. Jun 19, Jasonlylescampbell rated it really liked it. This was a great short book, and beautiful caligraphy of the Hebrew letters. The Hebrew language, especially presented this way is poetry. It is the letter which they both have in common. And since this need to share is the reason for the letters, it is the last letter. Tav is the sound of G-d and the sound of man. This is the most precious sound; it is the most beloved.
Together, G-d and man have formed the Tav. Tav is the name of man cal This was a great short book, and beautiful caligraphy of the Hebrew letters. The phylacteries we bind on our arms and on our foreheads during prayer and study. Mar 15, Caroline rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book lives on my bedside table. It is one of the most inspiring, beautiful books I've ever read. It seems that this tiny book has endless layers of meaning. Hebrew has always been powerful to me, and this book is a door into it's beauty.
I can't praise this book highly enough. Run, don't walk, to get yourself a copy if you love Hebrew. Jan 14, Jocelyn rated it it was amazing. I've had this book sitting in my library for a couple of years. Today it called out to me so I picked it up with another book. I began reading and couldn't put it down. I ended up devouring this book in a few hours.