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From Crypto-Jews to Crypto-Judaism

Byron L. Sherwin

in Faith Finding Meaning: A Theology of Judaism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195336238
eISBN:
9780199868520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336238.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

In the seventeenth-century, Baruch Spinoza began a campaign to discredit theology in general and Jewish theology in particular. By the dawn of the twenty-first century sociological data confirmed the ... More


:Trance and the Nomian

in Shamanic Trance in Modern Kabbalah

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226282077
eISBN:
9780226282060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226282060.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter argues that shamanic trance often seems in contexts of a markedly nomian nature. The Hasidic movement can be shown as a prime example of the intimate link between trance experience and ... More


Judah Loew and the Jewish Mystical Tradition: Introductory Remarks

Byron L. Sherwin

in Mystical Theology and Social Dissent: The Life and Works of Judah Loew of Prague

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197100516
eISBN:
9781800340886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780197100516.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter evaluates Judah Loew's influence upon the Jewish mystical tradition which succeeded him. Rabbi Loew's writings made a significant impact upon the two major trends in the history of ... More


Early Hasidism: Some Old/New Questions

Arthur Green

in Hasidism Reappraised

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774204
eISBN:
9781800340787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774204.003.0028
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter looks at some old and new questions on early hasidism. In reopening the two great questions—hasidism's origins and its success—contemporary scholarship has negated almost all the once ... More


When a Dream Comes True: Zionist Politics in Palestine, 1923–1931

Amir Engel

in Gershom Scholem: An Intellectual Biography

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226428635
eISBN:
9780226428772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226428772.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter returns to Scholem’s biography and discusses his immigration to Palestine in 1923 and his reaction to the political reality on the ground. Against what one may assume, Scholem’s ... More


Against All Odds: Sabbatean Belief and the Sabbatean Movement

Amir Engel

in Gershom Scholem: An Intellectual Biography

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226428635
eISBN:
9780226428772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226428772.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter discusses each of Scholem’s four attempts to provide a comprehensive and synthetic description of the Sabbatean Messianic movement from 1928, 1937, 1941 and 1956. Each of these attempts, ... More


Isaac Orobio and Sabbateanism

Yosef Kaplan

in From Christianity to Judaism: Story of Isaac Orobio de Castro

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197100608
eISBN:
9781800340350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780197100608.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores Isaac Orobio's views on Sabbateanism. The great stir raised in Amsterdam by the Sabbatean movement occurred in the third year of Isaac Orobio's residence there. The majority of ... More


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