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The World-Absorbing Text

Moshe Idel

in Absorbing Perfections: Kabbalah and Interpretation

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300083798
eISBN:
9780300135077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300083798.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on the development of the status of biblical text within ancient Jewish sources, as well as the major impact that occurred later on. It begins with a discussion of the text and ... More


On the History of Zohar Interpretation

Boaz Huss

in Zohar: Reception and Impact

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113966
eISBN:
9781800340251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113966.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter addresses how the value of the Zohar as a form of cultural capital was further reflected in the intensive engagement in its interpretation, which became a central practice of kabbalists ... More


Other Mystical and Magical Literatures in Renaissance Florence

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/9780300126266.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter aims to show that, although all three main kabbalistic models, the ecstatic, the theosophical-theurgical, and the magical, were well represented in kabbalistic literatures available in ... More


Circumvention and Violation of Halakha

Jonathan Garb

in The Chosen Will Become Herds: Studies in Twentieth-Century Kabbalah

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300123944
eISBN:
9780300155044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300123944.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores the relationship between kabbalisctic (mystic rituals, customs, and techniques) literature and halakhic (system of daily rituals and customs) literature. It wants to see if ... More


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