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Hasidism, Suffering, and Renewal
Hasidism, Suffering, and Renewal (June 2021)
The Prewar and Holocaust Legacy of Rabbi Kalonymus Kalman Shapira
Don Seeman - Editor
Daniel Reiser - Editor
Ariel Evan Mayse - Editor

Reconsiders the legacy of an important Hasidic mystic, leader, and educator who confronted the dilemmas of modernity after World War I and whose writing constitutes a unique testimony to religious experience and its rupture in the Warsaw Ghetto.

Kalonymus Kalman Shapira (1889–1943) was a remarkable Hasidic mystic, leader, and educator. He confronted the secularization and dislocati...(Read More)
 
 
Kabbalah in Print
Kabbalah in Print (November 2020)
The Study and Popularization of Jewish Mysticism in Early Modernity
Andrea Gondos - Author

Demonstrates the impact of print culture on the spread of Jewish mysticism, focusing on Kabbalistic study guides by R. Yissakhar Baer of seventeenth-century Prague.

How did Jewish mysticism go from arcane knowledge to popular spirituality? Kabbalah in Print examines the cultural impact of printing on the popularization, circulation, and transmission of Kabbalah in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. The ...(Read More)
 
 
Shimmering Mirrors
Shimmering Mirrors (November 2017)
Reality and Appearance in Contemplative Metaphysics East and West
Patrick Laude - Author

A study of comparative metaphysics that explores the concepts of Reality and Appearance and their relevance to contemporary religious consciousness. In this pioneering work of comparative metaphysics, Patrick Laude delves into Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Islamic, and Jewish concepts of Reality and Appearance to offer a uniquely lucid exploration of metaphysical representations of reality, relativity, appearance, an...(Read More)
 
 
Divine Scapegoats
Divine Scapegoats (May 2015)
Demonic Mimesis in Early Jewish Mysticism
Andrei A. Orlov - Author

Explores the paradoxical symmetry between the divine and demonic in early Jewish mystical texts.

Divine Scapegoats is a wide-ranging exploration of the parallels between the heavenly and the demonic in early Jewish apocalyptical accounts. In these materials, antagonists often mirror features of angelic figures, and even those of the Deity himself, an inverse correspondence that implies a belief that the dem...(Read More)
 
 
A Journey into the Zohar
A Journey into the Zohar (April 2010)
An Introduction to the Book of Radiance
Nathan Wolski - Author

An introduction to the Zohar, the crowning work of medieval Kabbalah. Includes original translations and analysis.

The crowning work of medieval Kabbalah, the Zohar is unlike any other work in the Jewish canon. Written in Aramaic, the Zohar contains complex mystical exegesis as well as a delightful epic narrative about the Companions—a group of sages who wander through second-century Israe...(Read More)
 
 
Like Angels on Jacob's Ladder
Like Angels on Jacob's Ladder (January 2008)
Abraham Abulafia, the Franciscans, and Joachimism
Harvey J. Hames - Author

Explores the career of Abraham Abulafia, thirteenth-century founder of the school of ecstatic Kabbalah.

This book explores the career of Abraham Abulafia (ca. 1240–1291), self-proclaimed Messiah and founder of the school of ecstatic Kabbalah. Active in southern Italy and Sicily where Franciscans had adopted the apocalyptic teachings of Joachim of Fiore, Abulafia believed the end of days was approaching and saw hi...(Read More)
 
 
Beholders of Divine Secrets
Beholders of Divine Secrets (October 2003)
Mysticism and Myth in the Hekhalot and Merkavah Literature
Vita Daphna Arbel - Author

A wide-ranging exploration of the Hekhalot and Merkavah literature, a mystical Jewish tradition from late antiquity, including a discussion of the possible cultural context of this material's creators.

Beholders of Divine Secrets
provides a fascinating exploration of the enigmatic Hekhalot and Merkavah literature, the Jewish mystical writings of late antiquity. Vita Daphna Arbel delves into the unique nature of the myst...(Read More)
 
 
God's Voice from the Void
God's Voice from the Void (November 2001)
Old and New Studies in Bratslav Hasidism
Shaul Magid - Editor

New and classic explorations of the work of Rabbi Nahman of Bratslav, a major Hasidic thinker, using a wide range of approaches.
Rabbi Nahman of Bratslav was one of the most celebrated masters of late Jewish mysticism and Hasidism, and his writings have become classics. This volume brings together translations of three seminal studies on Rabbi Nahman in German, Hebrew, and Yiddish with six new studies from scholars in various fields of Je...(Read More)
 
 
Between Mysticism and Philosophy
Between Mysticism and Philosophy (May 2000)
Sufi Language of Religious Experience in Judah Ha-Levi's Kuzari
Diana Lobel - Author

A revealing study of this important medieval Jewish poet and his relation to Islamic thought.

Judah Ha-Levi (1075-1141), a medieval Jewish poet, mystic, and sophisticated critic of the rationalistic tradition in Judaism, is the focus of this ground-breaking study. Diana Lobel examines his influential philosophical dialogue, Sefer ha-Kuzari, written in Arabic and later translated into Hebrew, which broke rel...(Read More)
 
 
An Introduction to the Kabbalah
An Introduction to the Kabbalah (January 1999)
Moshe Hallamish - Author
Ruth Bar-Ilan - Translator
Ora Wiskind-Elper - Translator

Provides an introduction to the world of the Kabbalah, focusing on both the Kabbalist as a person and the major teachings of the Kabbalah.

"An Introduction to the Kabbalah
is a lucid, scintillating guide to the esoteric teachings of Judaism. The book is very readable without sacrificing scholarly sophistication." -- Daniel Matt, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley; Author of The Essential Kabbalah ...(Read More)
 
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