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Kabbalah in Italy, 1280-1510: A Survey

Moshe Idel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300126266
eISBN:
9780300155877
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300126266.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This sweeping survey of the history of Kabbalah in Italy charts the ways that Kabbalistic thought and literature developed in Italy and how its unique geographical situation facilitated the arrival ... More


Women, Slaves, Boors, and Beasts

Yoel H. Kahn

in The Three Blessings: Boundaries, Censorship, and Identity in Jewish Liturgy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195373295
eISBN:
9780199893294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373295.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Over hundreds of years, Jewish legal commentators explained and defended the various arrangements of the blessings which they considered appropriate. In each case, the specific rationale for the ... More


R. Menahem ben Benjamin Recanati

Moshe Idel

in Kabbalah in Italy, 1280-1510: A Survey

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300126266
eISBN:
9780300155877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300126266.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on R. Menahem ben Benjamin Recanati, the first Italian Kabbalist to adopt an important version of another type of Kabbalah—theosophical-theurgical Kabbalah. In doing so, he ... More


Ecstatic Kabbalah from the Fourteenth Through Mid-Fifteenth Centuries

Moshe Idel

in Kabbalah in Italy, 1280-1510: A Survey

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300126266
eISBN:
9780300155877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300126266.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter describes how the kabbalistic writings of Abraham Abulafia and Menahem Recanati did not only survive in manuscripts but excited interest in the various forms of Jewish mystical lore ... More


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