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The messianic idea in Judaism and other essays on Jewish spirituality

Author: Gershom Scholem
Publisher: New York : Schocken Books, 1995.
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These major essays of historical synthesis provide a probing and challenging overview of Jewish history still pertinent to contemporary concerns.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gershom Scholem
ISBN: 0805210431 9780805210439
OCLC Number: 32240750
Notes: First published: New York : Schocken Books, 1971
Description: xx, 376 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Toward an understanding of the messianic idea in Judaism --
Messianic idea in Kabbalism --
Crisis of tradition in Jewish messianism --
Redemption through sin --
Crypto-Jewish sect of the Dönmeh (Sabbatians) in Turkey --
A Sabbatian will from New York --
Neutralization of the messianic element in early Hasidism --
Devekut, or communion with God --
Martin Buber's interpretation of Hasidism --
Tradition of the thirty-six hidden just men --
Star of David: history of a symbol --
Revelation and tradition as religious categories in Judaism --
Science of Judaism: then and now --
At the completion of Buber's translation of the Bible --
On the 1930 edition of Rosenzweig's Star of redemption --
Politics of mysticism: Isaac Breuer's New Kuzari --
Golem of Prague and the Golem of Rehovot.
Responsibility: Gershom Scholem ; foreword by Arthur Hertzberg.
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