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The Idrot: The Emanation of Divinity

Pinchas Giller

in Reading the Zohar: A Sacred Text of Kabbalah

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195118490
eISBN:
9780199848874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195118490.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter further examines the origin of the divine flow, particularly the aspect, or tiqqunim, of the beards. The author discusses thoroughly the Flow of Hokhmah, Din and Hesed, and Mazal.


Transfigured Night: Midrashic Readings of the Book of Ruth

Judith A. Kates

in Scrolls of Love: Ruth and the Song of Songs

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225712
eISBN:
9780823237067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225712.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Throughout the Talmud and early collections of midrash, one finds commentary and reflection on the book of Ruth. However, this chapter focuses on a coherently edited anthology called ... More


Hasidism before Hasidism

Moshe Rosman

in Founder of Hasidism: A Quest for the Historical Ba'al Shem Tov

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764449
eISBN:
9781800340800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764449.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on the story in Shivhei Ha-Besht about the two hasidim who were sceptical about the Besht, which may not accurately reflect early eighteenth-century attitudes toward ba’alei ... More


Institutions, Societies, and Associations for Social Welfare (1881–1914)

in The Jews of Pinsk, 1881 to 1941

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804741583
eISBN:
9780804785020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804741583.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter focuses on social welfare institutions, societies, and associations that were established in Pinsk, Belarus during the period 1881–1914. In 1844, the kehillah (autonomous Jewish ... More


Ruth: Vulnerable Protectors—Ruth

Ellen F. Davis

in Opening Israel's Scriptures

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190260545
eISBN:
9780190260583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190260545.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The book of Ruth stands in contrast to the story of Judges as an account of redemptive human relationships, marked not by violence but by ḥesed—mutual loyalty practiced among people who are all in ... More


Afterword: Holiness, Reason, and Romanticism

Lenn E. Goodman

in Holiness in Jewish Thought

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198796497
eISBN:
9780191837760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796497.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Romanticism favors feeling over reason, first separating and isolating the two. Taking too narrow a view of reason, both admirers and detractors may regard religion as a blind leap of faith. But a ... More


Holiness in Its Constellation

Lenn E. Goodman

in The Holy One of Israel

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190698478
eISBN:
9780190698508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190698478.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

Chapter 1 discusses the notion that immanence and transcendence meet in the idea of God. Morally we find holiness in kindness (hesed), mirroring the generosity of God’s act of creation and the ... More


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