Mysticism Magic and Kabbalah in Ashkenazi Judaism

Mysticism  Magic and Kabbalah in Ashkenazi Judaism

The series he founded for that purpose, Studia Judaica, continues to offer a platform for scholarly studies and editions that cover all eras in the history of the Jewish religion.

Author: Karl Erich Grözinger

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110871753

Category: Religion

Page: 337

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After World War II, Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich (1921–2007) published works in English and German by eminent Israeli scholars, in this way introducing them to a wider audience in Europe and North America. The series he founded for that purpose, Studia Judaica, continues to offer a platform for scholarly studies and editions that cover all eras in the history of the Jewish religion.
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A Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism Reader

A Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism Reader

The Shi'ur Qomah: Liturgy and Theurgy in Pre-Kabbalistic Jewish Mysticism. Lanham ... The Heart and the Fountain: An Anthology of Jewish Mystical Experiences. ... In Dan and Grozinger, Mysticism, Magic and Kabbalah, 6–27. —.

Author: Daniel M. Horwitz

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780827612884

Category: Religion

Page: 576

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An unprecedented annotated anthology of the most important Jewish mystical works, A Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism Reader is designed to facilitate teaching these works to all levels of learners in adult education and college classroom settings. Daniel M. Horwitz’s insightful introductions and commentary accompany readings in the Talmud and Zohar and writings by Ba'al Shem Tov, Rav Kook, Abraham Joshua Heschel, and others. Horwitz’s introduction describes five major types of Jewish mysticism and includes a brief chronology of their development, with a timeline. He begins with biblical prophecy and proceeds through the early mystical movements up through current beliefs. Chapters on key subjects characterize mystical expression through the ages, such as Creation and deveikut (“cleaving to God”); the role of Torah; the erotic; inclinations toward good and evil; magic; prayer and ritual; and more. Later chapters deal with Hasidism, the great mystical revival, and twentieth-century mystics, including Abraham Isaac Kook, Kalonymous Kalman Shapira, and Abraham Joshua Heschel. A final chapter addresses today’s controversies concerning mysticism’s place within Judaism and its potential for enriching the Jewish religion.
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Jewish Mysticism

Jewish Mysticism

3 Most—actually, all—titles of the works of Rabbi Judah the Pious and Rabbi Eleazar of Worms are included in this list, ... Mysticism, Magic and Kabbalah in Ashkenazi Judaism, Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter 1995, pp.

Author: Joseph Dan

Publisher: Jason Aronson, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781461629191

Category: Religion

Page: 453

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Interest in Jewish mysticism is, in our generation, widespread and growing. From Hebrew schools to Hollywood, people of all backgrounds and levels of knowledge are pursuing the subject. Books, magazines, journals, and classes are rapidly growing in number. One result of this burst of interest and popularization of Jewish mysticism is the problem of misinformation. The need for reliable source material has become crucial. This four-volume work by Professor Joseph Dan is a monumental event in the publishing history of English-language reference books on the subject of Jewish mystical thought and practice. Professor Dan's credentials are of the highest order. The recipient of the Israel Prize (considered to be Israel's highest honor), Joseph Dan is the Gershom Scholem Professor of Kabbalah at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and continues to be a visiting professor at some of the most prestigious institutions of higher learning in the world.
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Rabbi Mystic or Impostor

Rabbi  Mystic  or Impostor

Encyclopaedia of Jewish Com- munities: Holland [Pinkas hakehilot: holand] ( Jerusalem, 1985). moses de leon, Sefer hanefesh hah.akhamah (Basel, 1808; facsimile edn. ... Mysticism, Magic, and Kabbalah in Ashkenazi Judaism (Berlin, 1995).

Author: Michal Oron

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9781789624243

Category: Social Science

Page: 337

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The enigmatic kabbalist Samuel Falk, known as the Ba’al Shem of London, has piqued the curiosity of scholars for generations. Eighteenth-century London was fascinated by Jews, and as a miracle-worker and adventurer, well connected and well read, Falk had much to offer. Interest in the man was further aroused by rumours of his dealings with European aristocrats and other famous characters, as well as with scholars, Freemasons, and Shabbateans, but evidence was scanty. Michal Oron has now brought together all the known source material on the man, and her detailed annotations of his diary and that of his assistant give us rich insights into his activities over several years. We learn of his meetings and his travels; his finances; his disputes, his dreams, and his remedies; and lists of his books. We see London’s social life and commerce, its landed gentry and its prisons, and what people ate, wore, and possessed. The burgeoning Jewish community of London and its religious practices, as well as its communal divisiveness, is depicted especially colourfully. The scholarly introductions by Oron and by Todd Endelman and the informative appendices help contextualize the diaries and offer an intriguing glimpse of Jewish involvement in little-known aspects of London life at the threshold of the modern era.
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Ascensions on High in Jewish Mysticism

Ascensions on High in Jewish Mysticism

See Joseph Dan , The " Unique Cherub " Circle : A School of Jewish Mystics and Esoterics in Medieval Germany ... and Shi'ur Qomah in the Writings of Haside Ashkenaz , " in Mysticism , Magic and Kabbalah in Ashkenazi Judaism , eds .

Author: Moshe Idel

Publisher: Central European University Press

ISBN: 9637326030

Category: Religion

Page: 264

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Ascensions on high took many forms in Jewish mysticism and they permeated most of its history from its inception until Hasidism. The book surveys the various categories, with an emphasis on the archetectural images of the ascent, like the resort images of pillars, lines, and ladders.
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Coherent Judaism

Coherent Judaism

Ithamar Gruenwald, “Social and Mystical Aspects of Sefer Hasidim,” in Mysticism, Magic and Kabbalah in Ashkenazi Judaism, ed. Karl Erich 45 Grozinger and Joseph Dan (Berlin: de Gruyter, 1995), 114. Karl Erich Grozinger, “Between Magic ...

Author: Shai Cherry

Publisher: Academic Studies PRess

ISBN: 9781644693421

Category: Religion

Page: 712

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Coherent Judaism begins by excavating the theologies within the Torah and tracing their careers through the Jewish Enlightenment of the eighteenth century. Any compelling, contemporary Judaism must cohere as much as possible with traditional Judaism and everything else we believe to be true about our world. The challenge is that over the past two centuries, our understandings of both the Torah and nature have radically changed. Nevertheless, much Jewish wisdom can be translated into a contemporary idiom that both coheres with all that we believe and enriches our lives as individuals and within our communities. Coherent Judaism explains why pre-modern Judaism opted to privilege consensus around Jewish behavior (halakhah) over belief. The stresses of modernity have conspired to reveal the incoherence of that traditional approach. In our post-Darwinian and post-Holocaust world, theology must be able to withstand the challenges of science and history. Traditional Jewish theologies have the resources to meet those challenges. Coherent Judaism concludes by presenting a philosophy of halakhah that is faithful to the covenantal aspiration to live long on the land that the Lord, our God, has given us.
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Mysticism, Magic, and Kabbalah in Ashkenazi Judaism: International Symposium Held in FrankfurtA.M. 1991. Berlin ; New York: Walter de Gruyter, 1995. Kabbalah as mysticism Blumenthal, David R. Understanding Jewish Mysticism: A Source ...

Author: Eliezer Segal

Publisher: JBE Online Books

ISBN: 9780980163315

Category: Judaism

Page: 350

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Kabbalah Research in the Wissenschaft des Judentums 1820 1880

Kabbalah Research in the Wissenschaft des Judentums  1820   1880

Biale, David, “The Kabbalah in Nachman Krochmal's Philosophy of History”, in Journal of Jewish Studies 32, 1981, 32, 85–97. ... Mysticism, Magic, and Kabbalah in Ashkenazi Judaism, Berlin-New York 1995, 275–294.

Author: George Y. Kohler

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110623963

Category: History

Page: 280

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In recent years more and more scholars have become aware of the fact that the 19th century movement of the Wissenschaft des Judentums engaged in essential research of kabbalistic texts and thinkers. The legend of Wissenschaft’s neglect for the mystic traditions of Judaism is no longer sustainable. However, the true extent of this enterprise of German Jewish scholars is not yet known. This book will give an overview of what the leading figures have actually achieved: Landauer, Jellinek, Jost, Graetz, Steinschneider and others. It is true that their theological evaluation of the "worth" of kabbalah for what they believed was the ‘essence of Judaism’ yielded overall negative results, but this rejection was rationally founded and rather suggests a true concern for Judaism that transcended their own emancipation and assimilation as German Jews.
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The Name of God in Jewish Thought

The Name of God in Jewish Thought

Kabbalah. New York: Dorset Press. Scholem, Gershom. 1995. Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism. Third edition. New York: Schocken. ... Mysticism, Magic and Kabbalah in Ashkenazi Judaism: International Symposium Held in Frankfurt a.M. 1991.

Author: Michael T Miller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317372134

Category: Religion

Page: 200

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One of the most powerful traditions of the Jewish fascination with language is that of the Name. Indeed, the Jewish mystical tradition would seem a two millennia long meditation on the nature of name in relation to object, and how name mediates between subject and object. Even within the tide of the 20th century’s linguistic turn, the aspect most notable in – the almost entirely secular - Jewish philosophers is that of the personal name, here given pivotal importance in the articulation of human relationships and dialogue. The Name of God in Jewish Thought examines the texts of Judaism pertaining to the Name of God, offering a philosophical analysis of these as a means of understanding the metaphysical role of the name generally, in terms of its relationship with identity. The book begins with the formation of rabbinic Judaism in Late Antiquity, travelling through the development of the motif into the Medieval Kabbalah, where the Name reaches its grandest and most systematic statement – and the one which has most helped to form the ideas of Jewish philosophers in the 20th and 21st Century. This investigation will highlight certain metaphysical ideas which have developed within Judaism from the Biblical sources, and which present a direct challenge to the paradigms of western philosophy. Thus a grander subtext is a criticism of the Greek metaphysics of being which the west has inherited, and which Jewish philosophers often subject to challenges of varying subtlety; it is these philosophers who often place a peculiar emphasis on the personal name, and this emphasis depends on the historical influence of the Jewish metaphysical tradition of the Name of God. Providing a comprehensive description of historical aspects of Jewish Name-Theology, this book also offers new ways of thinking about subjectivity and ontology through its original approach to the nature of the name, combining philosophy with text-critical analysis. As such, it is an essential resource for students and scholars of Jewish Studies, Philosophy and Religion.
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9 See Gershom Scholem , “ The Meaning of the Torah in Jewish Mysticism , ” On the Kabbalah and Its Symbolism ( New York ... “ The Language of the Mystics in Medieval Germany , ” Mysticism , Magic and Kabbalah in Ashkenazi Judaism .

Author: Joseph Dan

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 3161487141

Category: Religion

Page: 708

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Joseph Dan, the Gershom Scholem Professor of Kabbalah Emeritus at the Hebrew University and long-time Professor of Jewish Studies at the Freie Universitat Berlin, is one of the most influential figures in the fields of Jewish mystical thought, homiletical and ethical literature, modern Messianism and Hasidism, and contemporary 'belles-lettres'. His studies of the diverse aspects of Jewish creativity, with close attention to the dialectics of religious-cultural continuity versus historical innovation, provide a comprehensive overview of the complex history of Jewish thought and its multiple creative faces. It is precisely for this reason, to honor Joseph Dan's multifaceted research, that his many colleagues, students, and friends, scattered among universities around the world, have decided to focus their contributions in this Festschrift on the continuing process of creation and re-creation in Jewish thought throughout the centuries. Contributors: Philip Alexander, Dan Ben-Amos, Peter Schafer, Margarete Schluter, Bernard McGinn, Klaus Herrmann, Herbert Davidson, Annelies Kuyt, Haym Soloveitchik, Eli Yassif, Gerold Necker, Marc Saperstein, Giuseppe Veltri, Aviezer Ravitzky, Avinoam Rosenak, Kimmy Caplan, Saverio Campanini, Eric Jacobson, Yair Zakovitch, Rachel Elior, David Weiss Halivni, Avigdor Shinan, Avraham Grossman, Giulio Busi, Moshe Hallamish, Chava Turniansky, Jacob Elbaum, Hagit Matras, Joseph Hacker, Raya Haran, Arnold J. Band, Hamutal Bar Yosef, Miri Kubovy, Naama ben Shahar.
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