An Introduction To The Kabbalah

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Introduction To The Kabbalah An

Author : Mosheh ?alamish
ISBN : 9781438405551
Genre : Religion
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Provides an introduction to the world of the Kabbalah, focusing on both the Kabbalist as a person and the major teachings of the Kabbalah.
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Author : Byron L. Sherwin
ISBN : 0742543641
Genre : Religion
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Byron Sherwin's book is a primer for course-work and for those seeking to understand Jewish mysticism on its own terms, Kabbalah provides a comprehensive, accessible introduction to Jewish mysticism, organized around five models of Jewish mystical theology and experience: Normal Mysticism, Mystical Intimacy, Addressing God's Needs, Drawing Down Divine Grace, and Prophetic Kabbalah. Sherwin's Kabbalah: An Introduction to Jewish Mysticism is a scholarly, yet accessible work that includes primary texts in translation.
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Kabbalah A Very Short Introduction

Author : Joseph Dan
ISBN : 0195313488
Genre : Religion
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In Kabbalah: A Very Short Introduction, Joseph Dan, one of the world's leading authorities on Jewish mysticism, offers a concise and highly accurate look at the history and character of the various systems developed by the adherents of the Kabbalah. Dan sheds light on the many misconceptions about what Kabbalah is and isn't--including its connections to magic, astronomy, alchemy, and numerology--and he illuminates the relationship between Kaballah and Christianity on the one hand and New Age religion on the other. The book provides fascinating historical background, ranging from the mystical groups that flourished in ancient Judaism in the East, and the medieval schools of Kabbalah in Northern Spain and Southern France, to the widening growth of Kabbalah through the school of Isaac Luria of Safed in the sixteenth century, to the most potent and influential modern Jewish religious movement, Hasidism, and its use of kabbalistic language in its preaching. The book examines the key ancient texts of this tradition, including the Sefer Yezira or "Book of Creation," The Book of Bahir, and the Zohar. Dan explains Midrash, the classical Jewish exegesis of scriptures, which assumes an infinity of meanings for every biblical verse, and he concludes with a brief survey of scholarship in the field and a list of books for further reading. Embraced by celebrities and integrated in many contemporary spiritual phenomena, Kabbalah has reaped a wealth of attention in the press. But many critics argue that the form of Kabbalah practiced in Hollywood is more New Age pabulum than authentic tradition. Can there be a positive role for the Kabbalah in the contemporary quest for spirituality? In Kabbalah, Joseph Dan debunks the myths surrounding modern Kabbalistic practice, offering an engaging and dependable account of this traditional Jewish religious phenomenon and its impact outside of Judaism. About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.
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Author : Tim Dedopulos
ISBN : 0670028932
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You may have read about the Kabbalah in newspaper stories linked to celebrities such as Madonna or Demi Moore, or you may have come to it through religious studies or through a spiritual quest of your own. If you have just begun to study the Kabbalah, or even if you are simply intrigued and want to know more about it, you can learn about its history, its meaning and its practical applications to your life in this book.
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The Secret Garden Of The Soul

Author : Allan Armstrong
ISBN : 095584150X
Genre : Cabala
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The Secret Garden of the Soul began its life in the mid 1980's as a collection of notes intended for students with a serious interest in studying Kabbalah. Over the years its shape has evolved through countless discussions with such students. As an introductory work this book sheds light upon the perplexing world of the Kabbalah and will guide you through its origins and history; throwing light on its obscure terms and mysterious language; explaining and interpreting its symbolism, doctrine and practices.
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Moses Cordovero S Introduction To Kabbalah

Author : Moses ben Jacob Cordovero
ISBN : 0881254398
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First published in 1587, Moses Cordovero's now classic introduction to Kabbalah, Or Ne'erav, was intended to serve several purposes; it was meant both to provide a justification for the study of Kabbalah and to encourage that study by providing detailed instructions for interested laymen on how to go about that study; indeed, it was intended as a precis of Cordovero's much larger Pardes Rimmonim. In many ways, Cordovero was ideally suited to compose such a work. His teacher of rabbinics was no other than R. Joseph Caro, author of the Shulhan Arukh, which rapidly became the halakhic code par excellence. His master in Kabbalah was Solomon ha-Levi Alkabetz, whose sister he subsequently married. The result of his studies with both was no less than a kabbalistic "code", a systematic kabbalistic theology of the Zohar, the basic text of Jewish mysticism. But this work was too large, and too complex to be easily mastered. Moreover, it assumed too much previous knowledge to serve as an introduction to the subject; hence the need for Or Ne'erav. Or Ne'erav succeeded in fulfilling all these purposes, and has remained a classic introduction to the study of Kabbalah - and is used as such to this day. Dr. Robinson's accurate but readable translation is the first English rendition of this essential work. -- Back cover.
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An Introduction To The Study Of The Kabbalah

Author : William Wynn Westcott
ISBN : 9783743166066
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Students of literature, philosophy and religion who have any sympathy with the Occult Sciences may well pay some attention to the Kabalah of the Hebrew Rabbis of olden times; for whatever faith may be held by the enquirer he will gain not only knowledge, but also will broaden his views of life and destiny, by comparing other forms of religion with the faith and doctrines in which he has been nurtured, or which he has adopted after reaching full age and powers of discretion.
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The Invisible Chariot

Author : Deborah Kerdeman
ISBN : OCLC:235914795
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Author : Tamar Frankiel
ISBN : 9781580233033
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Offers insight into Jewish mysticism, equipping Christians with the vocabulary and tools needed to understand the long-standing mystical tradition of Kabbalah, whose spiritual applications extend beyond Jewish life. Original.
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Reflections On Infinity

Author : Raoul Nass
ISBN : STANFORD:36105022134246
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Between Kant And Kabbalah

Author : Alan Mittleman
ISBN : 9781438413341
Genre : History
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This is the first full-length, systematic study in English of Isaac Breuer, a founder of Agudat Israel, whose intellectual achievements reflected the world of Franz Rosenzweig and Martin Buber in an Orthodox mirror. It sheds light on an often neglected aspect of German Jewry’s last phase and reclaims Breuer as a paradigmatic figure in the Jewish encounter with modernity.
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Introduction To The World Of Kabbalah

Author : Z'ev ben Shimon Halevi
ISBN : 1905806213
Genre : Cabala
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This new book is an introduction to the Tradition, enriched by many illustrations and diagrams. It outlines its origins in Biblical, mythological and metaphysical terms that explain why Existence came into being, according to Jewish mysticism. Kabbalistic cosmology and psychology are cast in ancient, medieval and modern forms in order to reveal the processes of evolution and its aim 'to aid God to behold God'. This books is a synthesis of Halevi's works. Z'ev ben Shimon Halevi is the Hebrew name of Warren Kenton, who was bom in 1933 into a Sefardi Jewish Levite family in England.
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Introduction To The Book Of Zohar Volume 1

Author : Yehudah Ashlag
ISBN : 9780973231564
Genre : Self-Help
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The Science of Kabbalah (Pticha) is the first in a series of texts that Rav Michael Laitman, Kabbalist and scientist, designed to introduce readers to the special language and terminology of the Kabbalah. Here, Rav Laitman reveals authentic Kabbalah in a manner that is both rational and mature. Readers are gradually led to an understanding of the logical design of the Universe and the life whose home it is. The Science of Kabbalah, a revolutionary work that is unmatched in its clarity, depth, and appeal to the intellect, will enable readers to approach the more technical works of Baal HaSulam (Rabbi Yehuda Ashlag), such as 'Talmud Eser Sefirot' and Zohar. Although scientists and philosophers will delight in its illumination, laymen will also enjoy the satisfying answers to the riddles of life that only authentic Kabbalah provides. Now, travel through the pages and prepare for an astonishing journey into the 'Upper Worlds'.
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Author : Charles Poncé
ISBN : 087932046X
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Handbook on the background, texts, and importance of this mystical system.
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Introduction To The Cabala

Author : Z'Ev Ben Shimon Halevi
ISBN : 087728816X
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Explains the Tree of Life in 20th-century terms so that its blossoms may flower for another season. The best introductory text, written by a living practicing teacher from the classical tradition.
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Song Of The Soul

Author : Rabbi Yechiel Avraham Bar Lev
ISBN : 1724328581
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Song of the Soul is an introduction to Kabbalah or Jewish mysticism. Drawing on the works of the leading Jewish mystics and based on the approach of the Ari, it differs from the many other books on the subject in that it is not a detached study but a straightforward description of Kabbalah on its own terms.Selling over 60,000 copies in the original Hebrew version, is due to the simplicity of its language and the numerous examples from daily life which clarify mystical concepts and allow readers to incorporate them into their own lives.With its 613 mitzvot (commandments), the Pentateuch answers the question What should we do? The Talmud tells us How, and Kabbalah tells us Why -- why we should observe the mitzvot and how they affect the purpose of our lives.This book enables us to answer, at least in part, the questions that trouble everyone: Why and What For?


Author : Aryeh Kaplan
ISBN : STANFORD:36105000151055
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Based on a series of lectures that Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan gave to a small group of students in Brooklyn in 1981, this contains transcripts of the series on the kabbalistic system, and testifies to his wonderful ability to transmit profound ideas in a readily-graspable way. Although this is an introductory text, it contains many perspectives that are expressed in a unique way, so it would be quite valuable even for the more advanced student of Jewish mysticism.
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An Introduction To Christian Cabala

Author : M. M. Ninan
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Judaic traditions are part of the Christian tradition since the Old Testament is still part of the Christian Scripture. Early Kabbalah as oral tradition from Adam through Abraham and Moses and later through the Prophets and the Teachers is claimed to be the basis of Kabbalah, Christianity can claim an inheritance to this tradition as well. The 13th century appearance of Zohar was again a commentary on the five books of Moses which precipitated modern Kabbalah. Christian scholars later took it over trying to find Jesus in the system. But by 18th century Kabbalah went wild into the practice of foretelling, fortune telling, magic of creation through the power of spoken word and healing which gave brake on to Christian Kabbalah. Since then there had been wild reaction to Kabbalah from the Christian evangelist with only a few seeing the inner identity with Christian teaching. This is a basic attempt to present Kabbalah from the perspective of Christianity. The defining of the Trinity as the first appearance of Ein Sof and explanations of the Abyss Daat and the veils has seldom been studied which gives a direct connection to the redemptive aspect of the cross and the attempt of the Son to bring home his bride Malkut through the bridge he provide with his own body. I was further taken aback when I saw that there is an almost identical Upanishadic teaching in India which confirmed my suspicion the Dravids of India are indeed the children of Heber who were further strengthened by the children of Abraham who joined them. In spite of the Vedic invasion of 1500 BC, they continued the Smriti tradition and started the Forest tradition of teacher to student similar to the Tanaim tradition of Judaism which brought forth Upanishads starting 750 BC.