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Jewish mysticism : the infinite expression of freedom

Author: Rachel Elior; Yudith Nave; Arthur B Millman
Publisher: Oxford ; Portland, Or. : Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2007.
Series: Littman library of Jewish civilization (Series)
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"This study is an exposition of the Jewish mystical phenomenon. It is based on a close reading of the hundreds of volumes written by Jewish mystics and incorporates mystical testimonies drawn from the different countries and cultural environments in which Jews have lived. Rachel Elior's purpose is to present, as accurately as possible, the meanings of the mystical works as they were perceived by their creators and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel Elior; Yudith Nave; Arthur B Millman
ISBN: 9781874774679 1874774676
OCLC Number: 76184139
Language Note: Translated from the Hebrew.
Description: ix, 207 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: The Jewish mystical library and new visions of reality --
The infinity of meaning embedded in the sacred text --
The mystic : life without limits --
Mystical language and magical language --
Appendix: Historical and literary figures, Kabbalists, and Mystics mentioned in Jewish mystical literature.
Series Title: Littman library of Jewish civilization (Series)
Other Titles: Paneha ha-shonot shel ha-ḥerut.
Responsibility: Rachel Elior ; translated by Yudith Nave and Arthur B. Millman.

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A masterly investigation of the Jewish mystical phenomenon, from antiquity to the twentieth century, contextualized in the spiritual and historical circumstances in which it evolved.  Read more...

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'A useful overview of Jewish mystical thought, overflowing with interesting insights.' James R. Davila, Journal of Jewish Studies 'The book is extremely successful in delineating the existential Read more...

 
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