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Secrecy, Modesty, and the Feminine Kabbalistic Traces In the Thought of Levinas

Elliot R. Wolfson

in The Exorbitant: Emmanuel Levinas Between Jews and Christians

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230150
eISBN:
9780823235711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230150.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Various scholars have discussed the possible affinities between Levinas and kabbalistic tradition, despite his unambiguous critique of mysticism on the grounds that the ... More


God and the Tsadik as the Two Focal Points of Hasidic Worship: Conceptualizing Leadership

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/9781906764821.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores the seminal essay by Gershom Scholem about devekut, which was adopted by Hasidism from earlier kabbalistic traditions and became the highest religious ideal of the movement. It ... More


Conclusion

Elliot R. Wolfson

in Alef, Mem, Tau: Kabbalistic Musings on Time, Truth, and Death

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520246195
eISBN:
9780520932319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246195.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores the nexus of time, truth, and death as it emerges hermeneutically from the symbolic world of medieval kabbalah. It focuses on the letters alef, mem, and tau, the consonants of ... More


Death, Sin, Law, and Redemption

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/9780300140910.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter explores the existential foundations of Nahmanides's worldview. It analyzes the primary elements of the human condition: death, sin, and redemption. It talks also about Nahmanides's view ... More


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