Torah Nondualism
Children’s Story:
The Great Escape
A Mystical Haggadah
About the Author
(Jay Cumming)
In European tradition, tassels are an important component of heraldry and formal military attire. The German word for “tassel” is Quaste, and a Quastler is a maker of tassels.


“Quastler” is my wife’s family name. We purchased this URL several years ago, but no one in the family was using it, so I decided to post a few things I had written over the years. You can find links to those writings in the left margin.

The “ebook” (Torah Nondualism) is the most substantive of these writings. It is a commentary on the Pentateuch (the first five books of the Bible). It reconciles modern biblical scholarship with Jewish hermeneutical techniques recorded in the Zohar (13th century c.e.). The latter techniques of biblical interpretation are often dismissed by modern scholars as nothing but post hoc homiletic creativity, but I have found that in some cases the meanings they reveal are so consistent throughout the Bible’s text that they cannot be mere accident. By combining these traditional methods with modern insights, I have been able to discover hidden themes in the Bible that others have overlooked.


Other “Quastler” sites:

For the Vienna auto-repair business named “Moses Quastler Ges.mbH,” please click here.

For the registered association in Röthenbach known as “Die Wilden Quastler” (founded at the local pub ‘Zum Quastler’), please click here.

For information about Prof. Imre E. Quastler, the American geographer, please click here.

For information about Henry Quastler, the physician and biologist, please click here.

For information about Gertrude Quastler, the American artist known for her wit and humor, please click here.


Copyright © 2011 James H. Cumming