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Kabbalah Concepts

Author : Raphael Afilalo
ISBN : 9782923241111
Genre : Religion
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Introductory and advanced concepts of the Kabbalah
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Basic Concepts In Kabbalah

Author : Michael Laitman
ISBN : 9780973826883
Genre : Self-Help
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By reading in this book, one develops internal observations and approaches that did not previously exist within. This book is intended for contemplation of spiritual terms. To the extent that we are integrated with these terms, we begin to unveil the spiritual structure that surrounds us, almost as if a mist had been lifted.
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Kabbalah Dictionary

Author : Raphael Afilalo
ISBN : 9782923241029
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To learn the Kabbalah, it is necessary to be familiar with its usual terms and appellations. The goal of this dictionary is to provide a genuine picture of the true Kabbalah. In the very rare books that deal seriously with the subject, the concepts of the Zohar and the Kabbalah are often quoted but not explained. This dictionary explains the main concepts, terms, and expressions used in Hebrew and also in Aramaic.
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Kabbalah Handbook

Author : Gabriella Samuel
ISBN : 9781101218464
Genre : Religion
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A comprehensive single-volume reference guide to the terms and ideas of Kabbalah by a longtime teacher of Jewish mysticism -perfect for the serious student and newcomer alike. People of all faiths and backgrounds are drawn to the inspiration, knowledge, and spiritual insight that Kabbalah offers. But too often writings on Jewish mysticism are impenetrable for the novice, overly simplified for the advanced student, or misrepresent and sensationalize Kabbalistic practice. The Kabbalah Handbook is the first comprehensive single-volume Kabbalah reference guide that is indispensable for Kabbalah students of every level. The Kabbalah Handbook features: - more than five hundred key terms and concepts in straightforward, easy-to-read definitions and thorough, well-researched discussions; - Hebrew, English, and Hebrew transliteration for each item; - the language of origin for each term; - a discussion of all sides of differing opinions within Kabbalistic philosophy; - pronunciation guides; - nondiscriminatory, gender-neutral language; - important historical information; - extensive cross-referencing that enables readers to find all terms, whether they are looking up a word in English or transliterated Hebrew; - twenty-eight original and innovative illustrations; - thirty-two tables and charts that organize and break down unwieldy material into manageable items; and - appendices covering topics such as the 613 Mitzvot (biblical commandments), the lunar calendar, and the sacred names of God.
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Jewish History And Jewish Memory

Author : Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi
ISBN : 0874518717
Genre : History
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Publication of Yosef Yerushalmi's Zakhor in 1982 inspired a generation of scholarly inquiry into historical images and myths, the construction of the Jewish past, and the making and meaning of collective memory. Here, eminent scholars in their respective fields extend the lines of his seminal study into topics that range from medieval rabbinics, homiletics, kabbalah, and Hasidism to antisemitism, Zionism, and the making of modern Jewish identity. Essays are clustered around four central themes: historical consciousness and the construction of memory; the relationship between time and history in Jewish thought; the demise of traditional forms of collective memory; and the writing of Jewish history in modern times.
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Kabbalah For Dummies

Author : Arthur Kurzweil
ISBN : 9781118068625
Genre : Religion
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Kabbalah For Dummies presents a balanced perspective of Kabbalah as an “umbrella” for a complex assemblage of mystical Jewish teachings and codification techniques. Kabbalah For Dummies also shows how Kabbalah simultaneously presents an approach to the study of text, the performance of ritual and the experience of worship, as well as how the reader can apply its teaching to everyday life.
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Spiritual Concepts In Kabbalah

Author : Albert Son
ISBN : 9798663324366
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We are born with five senses: sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch. Through them, we get into ourselves, as in a black box, some information from outside.Information passing into the brain is processed and issued as an aggregate picture of the world around us. These sensations are called? This world? or? my world ?. To be precise, I do not know what exists outside of me. I only determine my reaction to some external influence.As a result, it turns out that we are an absolutely closed system: each of us feels his internal reactions to an external, unknown to us effect. And we can never objectively experience what is happening outside of us.And all that we feel is only due to the fact that our sensory organs, conductors, brain, and centres of perception have processed and presented us with information, and not otherwise. Outside of ourselves, we do not know what she is. We are closed in ourselves.What gives me an additional, consciously acquired sense organ - the screen? It allows me to receive information not through my natural five senses in my egoistic desires (to understand what is happening only with benefit for myself, that is, biased), but directly and objectively.

160 Questions On The Kabbalah

Author : Raphael Afilalo
ISBN : 9782923241098
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Rabbi Afilalo addresses more than 100 questions about the Kabbalah in simple, clear, and concise language.
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Kabbalah Glossary

Author : Raphael Afilalo
ISBN : 9782923241074
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The goal of this glossary is to provide a genuine clarification of terms and concepts of the true Kabbalah. As an abridged version of the Kabbalah Dictionary, the reader will find a clear translation and explanation of the essential terms and concepts most often encountered in the Kabbalah. In the very rare books that deal seriously with the subject, the concepts of the Zohar and Kabbalah are often quoted but not explained. To study Kabbalah, it is important to have a good comprehension of its general idea, as well as its details. It is also necessary to be familiar with its usual terms and appellations, because, particular expressions and metaphors, as well as anthropomorphisms are used. Main concepts and expressions used in Hebrew and also in Aramaic, are explained in a clear and concise language for a good understanding of what Kabbalah truly is.
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Simple Kabbalah

Author : Kim Zetter
ISBN : 9781609252052
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In Simple Kabbalah, journalist and Jewish scholar Kim Zetter outlines the history of this mystic tradition, the main tenets of its belief system, and explains its central symbol, the Tree of Life. She then shows how to practice the wisdom of Kabbalah in everyday life through meditation and exercises for calming the mind and sharpening awareness. As we gradually absorb this ancient form of knowledge, we see how it affects every aspect of our lives, from attitudes about work and the environment to our social and personal interactions. Despite its popularity at cocktail parties and in the media, few people genuinely understand what Kabbalah is. Unlike traditional Judaism, Kabbalah views God as a divine source of light, energy, and love, ever present in the physical world, rather than a patriarchal diety. Kabbalah practitioners look beyond a literal interpretation of the Hebrew Bible for information about the soul; the nature of God, Creation, and the spiritual world; and humans' relationship to God and to each other.
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Kabbalah And Modernity

Author : Boʿaz Hus
ISBN : 9789004182844
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This volume brings together leading representatives of the recent debate about the persistence of kabbalah in the modern world. It breaks new ground for a better understanding of the role of kabbalah in modern religious, intellectual, and political discourse.
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Jewish Mysticism And Kabbalah

Author : Frederick E. Greenspahn
ISBN : 0814733360
Genre : Religion
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Over the past generation, scholars have devoted increasing attention to the diverse forms that Jewish mysticism has taken both in the past and today: what was once called “nonsense” by Jewish scholars has generated important research and attention both within the academy and beyond, as demonstrated by the popular fascination with figures such as Madonna and Demi Moore and the growing interest in spirituality. In Jewish Mysticism and Kabbalah, leading experts introduce the history of this scholarship as well as the most recent insights and debates that currently animate the field in a way that is accessible to a broad audience. From mystical outpourings in ancient Palestine to the Kabbalah Centre, and from attitudes towards gender to mystical contributions to Jewish messianic movements, this volume explores the various expressions of Jewish mysticism from antiquity to the present day in an engaging style appropriate for students and non-specialists alike.
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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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Gender Kabbalah And The Reformation

Author : Yvonne Petry
ISBN : 9789004138018
Genre : Religion
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This study examines the thought of Guillaume Postel (1510-1581), a French religious thinker who relied on Jewish Kabbalah and its mystical understanding of gender to argue that a female messiah had arrived who would heal the political and religious conflicts of sixteenth-century Europe.
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The Concept Of God The Origin Of The World And The Image Of The Human In The World Religions

Author : P. Koslowski
ISBN : 9789401009997
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All religions make statements about God or the Absolute and about "the beginning": about the beginning of the world and the beginning and nature of the human person. Propositions about God, the human person, and the world, statements about God's eternity or process of becoming, about the status and nature of the human person as the "image of God", and about the beginning of the world are woven into "religious speculations about the beginning". The theology, anthropology, and cosmology of the world religions determine the image of the human person and the image of the world in the world cultures shaped by the different religions. They stand in a tense relationship with the anthropologies and cosmologies of modern science, which in turn challenge the religions to deepen their image of the human person. With this volume leading thinkers of Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam provide the reader with a first-hand source for understanding the five world religions and their teaching about God, the human person, and the origin of the world.
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Author : Moshe Idel
ISBN : 0300046995
Genre : Religion
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In this prizewinning new interpretation of Jewish mysticism, Moshe Idel emphasizes the need for a comparative and phenomenological approach to Kabbalah and its position in the history of religion. Idel provides fresh insights into the origins of Jewish mysticism, the relation between mystical and historical experience, and the impact of Jewish mysticism on western civilization. "Idel's book is studded with major insights, and innovative approaches to the entire history of Judaism, and mastery of it will be essential for all serious students of Jewish thought."--Arthur Green, New York Times Book Review "Moshe Idel's original, scholarly, and stimulating study of Kabbalah contains the promise of a masterwork."--Elie Wiesel "Moshe Idel's book can help the nonspecialized reader to reconsider the whole of Kabbalistic tradition in comparison with many aspects of contemporary thought."--Umberto Eco "There can be no dispute about the importance and originality of Idel's work. Offering a wealth of complementary insights to Gershom Scholem and his school, it will command a great deal of attention and serious discussion."--Alexander Altmann
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The Secret Doctrine Of The Kabbalah

Author : Leonora Leet
ISBN : 0892817240
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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The Secret Doctrine of the Kabbalah resurrects this ancient body of knowledge to reveal eternal truths that profoundly impact contemporary spirituality. Experimental methods of practicing Hebraic sacred science are explored that explain, as never before, the meaning of the cosmological diagram of the entire Western esoteric tradition--the kabbalistic Tree of Life.
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The Kabbalah Reader

Author : Edward Hoffman
ISBN : 0834822474
Genre : Religion
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This comprehensive and accessible entrée into the world of Kabbalah covers 1,600 years of Jewish mystical thought and features a variety of thinkers—from the renowned to the obscure—unavailable in any other volume. It’s a fresh take on an ancient tradition compiled by Edward Hoffman, a psychologist and respected scholar of Judaism, who reveals how this supposedly esoteric material is relevant to a host of contemporary concerns, such as ethics, emotional health, intuition and creativity, meditation, social relations and leadership, and higher states of consciousness. Contributors include: Moses Chaim Luzzatto, Moses Cordovero, Abraham Abulafia, Maimonides, Nachmanides, The Maharal, Nachman of Breslov, The Baal Shem Tov, The Gaon of Vilna, The Netziv, The Ben Ish Chai, Yehudah Ashlag, Kalonymus Shapira, Baba Sali, Abraham Joshua Heschel, Menachem Mendel Schneersohn, Adin Steinsaltz, Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi, Jonathan Sacks, and many others, along with excerpts from the Sefer Yetzirah, Sefer HaBahir, and Sefer HaZohar.
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On The Mystical Shape Of The Godhead

Author : Gershom Scholem
ISBN : 0307787028
Genre : Religion
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"Scholem's treatment is complex and stylistically brilliant as he systemically analyzes the history and intellectual background of these critical ideas. Highly recommended."--Library Journal.
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Credo Of A Modern Kabbalist

Author : Zalman Schachter-Shalomi
ISBN : 9781412061070
Genre : Cabala
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Making Judaism relevant and crucially significant for this age requires a reformatting that increases its value to its adherents while working in conscious harmony with global and universal concerns.
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