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Nahmanides: Law and Mysticism

Moshe Halbertal

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300140910
eISBN:
9780300257014
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300140910.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

A broad, systematic account of one of the most original and creative kabbalists, biblical interpreters, and Talmudic scholars the Jewish tradition has ever produced, Rabbi Moses b. Nahman ... More


Messianic Mysticism: Moses Hayim Luzzatto and the Padua School

Isaiah Tishby

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774099
eISBN:
9781800342668
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774099.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Moses Hayim Luzzatto (1707–1746) gathered around him an inner circle of devout Jews who shared his belief in the imminent arrival of the messianic age and who privately identified members of their ... More


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

Eitan P. Fishbane

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759137
eISBN:
9780804774871
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759137.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book explores the mystical thought of Isaac ben Samuel of Akko, a major medieval kabbalist whose work has until now received relatively little attention. Through consideration of an extensive ... More


Receiving Tradition, Constructing Authority

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/9780804759137.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Isaac ben Samuel of Akko's Me'irat 'Einayim, a supercommentary to Nahmanides' Commentary on the Torah, reflects an eclectic and anthological approach in which he attempts to bridge the diverse ... More


From Prophetess to Madwoman: The Displacement of Female Spirituality in the Post-Sabbatian Era: Women Out?

Ada Rapoport-Albert

in Hasidic Studies: Essays in History and Gender

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764821
eISBN:
9781800343412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764821.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on Sabbatianism, a messianic movement of unprecedented duration and scope that was centred on the charismatic personality of Sabbati Zevi. It introduces Sabbati as a kabbalist ... More


Custom and the History of Halakhah

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/9780300140910.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter focuses on Nahmanides's conception of halakhic history and his role within it, including his self-consciousness as a halakhist. It explains the complex interrelationships between ... 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


Nahmanides on Law, Land, and Otherness

Joseph E. David

in The Gift of the Land and the Fate of the Canaanites in Jewish Thought

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199959808
eISBN:
9780199366408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199959808.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the legal theology of the thirteenth-century kabbalist and jurist Nahmanides, and proposes a new perspective about his conceptual and theological sources. It argues that, beside ... More


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