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A Kabbalah and Jewish mysticism reader, Daniel M. Horwitz

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A Kabbalah and Jewish mysticism reader
Title
A Kabbalah and Jewish mysticism reader
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Daniel M. Horwitz
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
An annotated anthology of Jewish mystical works, concepts, and experiences, A Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism Reader explores issues relating to what has compelled Jews to seek a more intimate relationship with God. It does this by providing readings from the most important mystical texts, accompanied by Daniel M. Horwitz's insightful introductions and commentary. It is carefully designed to make the basic concepts and teachings of Jewish mysticism accessible to a wide audience and to ground these ideas within the broader Jewish tradition. 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. -- Amazon.com
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Horwitz, Daniel M
Index
index present
Language note
English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
JPS Anthologies of Jewish Thought
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  • Cabala
  • Mysticism
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • Cabala
  • Mysticism
  • Judaism
  • Religion
  • Philosophy & Religion
  • Judaism
  • Philosophy & Religion
  • Religion
Target audience
adult
Label
A Kabbalah and Jewish mysticism reader, Daniel M. Horwitz
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Publication
Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Series Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; List of Illustrations; Preface; Landmark Dates and Key Figures in Jewish Mysticism; Part 1; 1. What Is Jewish Mysticism?; 2. Mysticism in the Bible; Part 2; 3. Mysticism in the Talmud; 4. Song of Songs and Ma'aseh Merkavah; 5. The Temple; 6. Ma'aseh Bereshit, Sefer Yetzirah, and Sefer ha-Bahir; 7. Hasidei Ashkenaz; Part 3; 8. The Ein Sof; 9. The Sefirot; 10. Deveikut; 11. Tzorekh Gavoha; Part 4; 12. Prophetic-Ecstatic Kabbalah; 13. The Role of the Torah; 14. Sexuality in Jewish Mysticism; 15. Sin, Teshuvah, and the Yetzer ha-Ra
  • 16. Lurianic Kabbalah17. The Problem of Evil in Kabbalah; 18. Mystical Experiences, Ascetic Practices; Part 5; 19. Four Worlds, Four Levels of Soul; 20. Magic; 21. Messianism; 22. Prayer and Ritual in the Mystical Life; Part 6; 23. The Ba'al Shem Tov and His Teachings; 24. The Role of Prayer and the Ba'al Shem Tov's Successors; 25. The Growth of Hasidism and Its Search for Truth; 26. Chabad Hasidism; Part 7; 27. Three Twentieth-Century Mystics; 28. Concealment and Distortion of Jewish Mysticism; Suggestions for Further Reading; Notes; Glossary; Bibliography; Index; About Daniel M. Horwitz
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ocn945553030
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unknown
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1 online resource
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780827612860
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)945553030
Label
A Kabbalah and Jewish mysticism reader, Daniel M. Horwitz
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Series Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; List of Illustrations; Preface; Landmark Dates and Key Figures in Jewish Mysticism; Part 1; 1. What Is Jewish Mysticism?; 2. Mysticism in the Bible; Part 2; 3. Mysticism in the Talmud; 4. Song of Songs and Ma'aseh Merkavah; 5. The Temple; 6. Ma'aseh Bereshit, Sefer Yetzirah, and Sefer ha-Bahir; 7. Hasidei Ashkenaz; Part 3; 8. The Ein Sof; 9. The Sefirot; 10. Deveikut; 11. Tzorekh Gavoha; Part 4; 12. Prophetic-Ecstatic Kabbalah; 13. The Role of the Torah; 14. Sexuality in Jewish Mysticism; 15. Sin, Teshuvah, and the Yetzer ha-Ra
  • 16. Lurianic Kabbalah17. The Problem of Evil in Kabbalah; 18. Mystical Experiences, Ascetic Practices; Part 5; 19. Four Worlds, Four Levels of Soul; 20. Magic; 21. Messianism; 22. Prayer and Ritual in the Mystical Life; Part 6; 23. The Ba'al Shem Tov and His Teachings; 24. The Role of Prayer and the Ba'al Shem Tov's Successors; 25. The Growth of Hasidism and Its Search for Truth; 26. Chabad Hasidism; Part 7; 27. Three Twentieth-Century Mystics; 28. Concealment and Distortion of Jewish Mysticism; Suggestions for Further Reading; Notes; Glossary; Bibliography; Index; About Daniel M. Horwitz
Control code
ocn945553030
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780827612860
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1d8fxnt
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)945553030

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