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Revelation and Prophecy

Moshe Halbertal

in Nahmanides: Law and Mysticism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300140910
eISBN:
9780300257014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300140910.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter clarifies Nahmanides's theories of revelation and prophecy, his concept of history, and his reasons for the commandments. It discusses the religious drama of Nahmanides's esoteric ... More


Techniques of Mystical Contemplation: Kavvanah and Devotional Experience

in As Light Before Dawn: The Inner World of a Medieval Kabbalist

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759137
eISBN:
9780804774871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759137.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Central to kabbalistic behavior is the conduct of the mind, as reflected in the marked emphasis of the texts of medieval Kabbalah on concrete instruction and prescription. Because Isaac ben Samuel of ... More


Contemplative Prayer: (continued)

Louis Jacobs

in Hasidic Prayer

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197100240
eISBN:
9781800340312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780197100240.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on a specific aspect of contemplative prayer — the Habad contemplation. Contemplation during prayer is an essential feature of the Habad movement in Hasidism. The word ‘Habad’ is ... More


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