Jews in Hyperspace by Cliff Pickover

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Rabbi Joshua ben Levi
Shabbetai Zevi
Baal Shem Tov
Vilna Gaon
John Dee
Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot
John Fowles


gefilte fish
stuffed kishka
matzo balls
chopped liver
bagels and lox

Western Wall
Third Temple
Al Aqsa Mosque
Dome of the Rock
Kidron Valley
Hinnom Valley
Tyropoeon Valley
Bet Shemesh
HaRova HaYehudi
Qiryat Hayove
Even hashetiya

Other terms:
Enochian language
parallel universes
Casimir effect
fourth dimension
Hava Nagila
Midrash Konen
odontoid process
tekiah and teruah

Nephilim Genesis

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"Pickover contemplates realms beyond our known reality."
-- The New York Times

"Pickover inspires a new generation of da Vincis to build unknown flying machines and create new Mona Lisas."
-- Christian Science Monitor

"Pickover has published nearly a book a year in which he stretches the limits of computers, art, and thought."
-- Los Angeles Times

"Pickover just seems to exist in more dimensions than the rest of us."
-- Ian Stewart, Scientific American

"Add two doses of Isaac Asimov, and one dose each of Martin Gardner and Carl Sagan, and you get Clifford Pickover, one of the most entertaining and thought provoking writers of our time." -- Michael Shermer, Editor-in-Chief of Skeptic

"Clifford A. Pickover is the heir apparent to Carl Sagan..." -- Robert J. Sawyer, author of Calculating God

"In recent years, Pickover has taken up the helm once worn by Isaac Asimov as the most compelling popular explainer of cutting-edge scientific ideas." -- In Pittsburgh

"Jews in Hyperspace: It's Mel Brooks meets Michio Kaku!" -- Mac Tonnies, author of After the Martian Apocalypse

"A Jewish Da Vinci Code" -- Mariana Tomas, entrepreneur

What is Reality Really?

"Cliff Pickover mixes higher dimensions and religion, miracles and modern technology, politics and physics to produce a gripping tale set in a future Jerusalem. A strange blend of scientific thriller and a quest for religious harmony."

Herod's Temple.

Orthodox Jews are disappearing from Jerusalem. One moment they are praying at the Western Wall, and in the blink of an eye, they seem to evaporate, occasionally leaving behind only their fur hats—their shtreimels—that sit like small, soft flying saucers, perched on stone pavement in the dwindling light. In order to build the Third Temple while being respectful of the Islamic structures on the Temple Mount, the Jews have discovered a way to access a fourth spatial dimension. They will build the Third Temple invisibly "above" the Temple Mount and "above" the Mosque in the direction of the fourth dimension.

Keywords: Future of Israel and Jerusalem, Parallel Universes, The Third Temple in Jerusalem, Nephilim, Angels, The Fourth Dimension

Jewish Publisher Reaction

"An intriguing idea..." -Miriam Zakon, Acquisitions Editor, ArtScroll/Mesorah Publications

"Sounds interesting..." -Rabbi Yitzchak Feldheim, Feldheim Publishers

"Sounds fascinating!" -Barbara Selya, Managing Editor, Hebrew Union College Press

"This sounds like quite a tale!" -Joni Sussman, Director, Kar-Ben Publishing

Science-Fiction Publisher Reaction

"The first take is that we like the book, although not the title." -editor at TOR

"If the science behind the building of the temple is explored in science-fictional way, instead of treated as a miraculous sort of thing, then the book might be in our line." -editor at Baen Books

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How did you come to write this book?

• I explain how I came to write the book here. (PDF)

2. How can I get the book if I don't own a Kindle?

• You don't need a Kindle to read Kindle books. More info here.

• The Kindle is hot today. Jews in Hyperspace is available now for the Amazon Kindle. In 2008, nearly 500,000 Kindles were sold. The Kindle already accounts for about 10% of total North American book units, or 4 million books sold during the first quarter out of a total of 38 million books. Amazon also continues to update its free applilation so that you can read the book on the iPhone and iPod Touch. Now, you can also read it on your PC. This is an e-book. Read it on the Kindle, iPhone, iPod, or your PC. More info on PC reading: here.

Chapters 1, 2, and 3, are available for free as a preview in PDF format. (Free excerpt!)

Table of Contents:

    1 Jerusalem
    2 Light
    3 Hinnom Sea
    4 Burial
    5 Sapphira Schächter
    6 Jewish Girls are Not Easy
    7 Rabbi Mordecai Akiva
    8 Growth
    9 Crack
    10 Bug
    11 Stuffed Kishka
    12 By the Rivers of Babylon
    13 Nephilim
    14 We are All Ghosts
    15 Tower of Babel
    16 Golem Stalagmites
    17 Western Wall Rising
    18 Are Ichthyosaurs Kosher?
    19 New Age: 1,010,011,010
    20 How this Book Came to Be Written
    About the Author

3. How can I publish my own work to the Kindle?

• I would like to help people publish their works to the Kindle. Here is a short Kindle guide that I wrote that tells of my experiences. Please tell me if it is useful. It's titled "What I Learned When Publishing a Book to the Kindle."

• My interview discussing publishing this book to the Kindle is here.

"Bucky Fuller thought big, Arthur C. Clarke thinks big, but Cliff Pickover outdoes them both." -- WIRED

"A perpetual idea machine, Clifford Pickover is one of the most creative, original thinkers in the world today." -- Journal of Recreational Mathematics

Jews in Hyperspace takes the reader on a journey across the centuries as it explores parallel universes near Jerusalem -- universes whose ramifications may one day profoundly altered our everyday lives and our understanding of the universe.

Throughout this fascinating book, Clifford Pickover invites us to share in the amazing adventures of brilliant, quirky, and passionate people on a strange journey through time and space.

Clifford A. Pickover is the author of 40 books on such topics as computers and creativity, art, mathematics, black holes, human behavior and intelligence, time travel, alien life, religion, medical mysteries, and science fiction. Pickover is a prolific inventor with over 50 patents, is the associate editor for several journals, and puzzle contributor to magazines geared to children and adults. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University, and his web site,, has received millions of visits. He lives outside New York City.

"Every blade of grass has its angel that bends over it and whispers, 'grow, grow.'"
-Talmudic commentary, Midrash Rabbah, Bereishis 10:6

"Eternity-this refers to Jerusalem."
-Talmud: Berachot 58a

"The question is what normal life means in Jerusalem, the world's most coveted and contested city and Israel's poorest and most pious one. Jews, Muslims and Christians have all held sway here at different times, and all have formed visceral, often exclusionist links to the place. Melville described Jerusalem as a city of "stony hills and stony hearts." -Ethan Bronner, The New York Times

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