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January 10, 2013 5:15 pm

Jeff Bridges’s New Book Compares Iconic Big Lebowski Character to Kabbalah Concept

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Jeff Bridges. Photo: Wikipedia

Jeff Bridges has written a book on Kabbalah!

Well, not exactly. Before you go grouping the esteemed actor into that group of Hollywood-based devotees of the ancient Jewish tradition such as Madonna, Ashton Kutcher and Britney Spears it’s best to provide some context: Bridges’s new book “The Dude and the Zen Master,” written with self-styled Zen master Bernie Glassman, takes as its theme the connection with Bridges’s character ‘The Dude” from the film “The Big Lebowski,” with the Kabbalistic concept Tzadikim Nistarim, which teaches that there are  “36 special people in the world, and that were it not for them, all of them, if even one of them was missing, the world would come to an end.”

Here are some fun pictures of Bridges at an event for the book in Manhattan Tuesday.

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