Jakob ben Luria was born on November 12th, 1920 in the Netherlands. His study in
religion and physics was interrupted by World War Two. He was a captive for a long
time in a Nazi institution for experiments on human beings. After the war he held
several high positions, interrupted each time by protracted illness as a result of
the war. After his illness from 1969 till 1972 he decided to devote himself fully
to the study of the Thora (the Bible).
His knowledge and understanding of the Thora
were soon highly commended. From 1972 until 1983 - the year of a difficult heart
surgery, he was invited to give lectures and to hold conferences everywhere in Germany,
Switzerland, Belgium and the Netherlands.
As the result of a through the surgery
intensified camp syndrome Jakob ben Luria stayed two years in the Jewish hospital
"Sinai" (Amersfoort, Netherlands) and was no longer physically capable of travelling
frequently. He founded the Jitzak Luria Academie and started to commit his knowledge
to paper. His co-worker (from 1979) Abraham den Dunnen assisted him to transform
his writings and especially his oral teachings in book form.
Because Jakob ben Luria
changed and supplemented and corrected his books until his death (Aug. 2005) they
did not get completed. The work continues. To already make the exceptional insight
of Jakob ben Luria accessible, a first brief and easily accessible book "Thora and
Computer" was made (2007). Since 2010 also the first book of JbL, "Thora (Bible)
und Wissenschaft" ("die Pforte des Seins Gottes" - German) is available. The book
"Thora and Computer" (English) can be downloaded free.