The Sabbath in the classical Kabbalah (Book, 2008) []
skip to content
The Sabbath in the classical Kabbalah Preview this item
ClosePreview this item

The Sabbath in the classical Kabbalah

Author: Elliot K Ginsburg
Publisher: Oxford : Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Combining traditional textual analysis with more innovative anthropological approaches, Ginsburg makes an important contribution to the understanding of Jewish spirituality, myth, and ritual.


(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...


Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elliot K Ginsburg
ISBN: 9781904113430 1904113435
OCLC Number: 934247553
Description: XX, 341 p. ; 23 cm
Contents: PrefaceAcknowledgementsAbbreviationsNote on Transliteration and OrthographyIntroduction: Classical Kabbalah, its History, and Symbolic UniverseSection One: An Historical Outline of Classical KabbalahOrigins - Gerona Kabbalah - Other Trends in Thirteenth-Century Kabbalah - The Zohar - Kabbalah from the Fourteenth Century until the Safed RenaissanceSection Two: The Sefirot and their Symbolism Structural Overview - The Dynamics of Sefirotic Unfolding: the Sefirot as Stages of Emanation - The Sefirot as Stages of a Mystical Ascent - Further Thoughts on Sefirotic SymbolismSection Three: Reading a Zoharic TextNotes to the Introduction1 The Symbolism of the Kabbalistic Sabbath: Motif StudiesSection One: An Historical OverviewThe Sabbath in Antiquity - The Rabbinic Sabbath - The Sabbath of the Medieval Philosophers - The Distinctive Features of the Kabbalistic Sabbath - The Sefirotic SabbathSection Two: Motif Studies Shabbat as the Source of Cosmic Blessing: Thematic Overview; The Sabbath as Sacred Centre - Sabbath Transformations - Sabbath as Perfected TimeDivine Transformations: Sabbath as Hieros GamosRabbinic Precursors - Heikhalot Mysticism: The Evidence of Seder Rabba' di- Vre'shit - Medieval Understandings of the Marital Imagery Prior to the Kabbalah - The Impact of Sefer ha-Bahir - Marital Imagery in the Nahmanidean Tradition - Hieros Gamos in the Zohar - The Marital Motif after the Zohar Transformation of the Person: The Sabbath-SoulPre-Zoharic Developments - The Sabbath-Soul in the Writings of Moshe de Leon and in the Tiqqunei ha-Zohar / Raaya' Meheimna' - Imagery Used - Reception of Neshamah Yeterah as the Existential Beginning of Shabbat - The Impact of the Sabbath-Soul During ShabbatA Cosmos That is Entirely Shabbat: Some Concluding ThoughtsNotes to Chapter 12 Aspects of Meaning in Kabbalistic Ritual: With Special Reference to the Case of ShabbatA Programmatic Introduction to Chapters 2-4A Typology of Kabbalistic RitualRabbinic and Kabbalistic Ritual: Some Contrasts - Symbolism and Magic: The Ontological Structure of Kabbalistic Ritual - The Multiple Consequences of Kabbalistic Ritual: Ritual as Sacred Drama - Ritual as Agent of Human Transformation - Ritual as Theurgic Act - A Concluding ExampleNotes to Chapter 23 Rituals of PreparationProjecting the Sabbath into the Spatial Realm: The Case of One's Home and CourtyardThe Significance of Transforming One's Abode - The establishment of Courtyard- Fusions: 'Eruvei hazerotInternalizing Shabbat: The Body as MicrocosmNail-Paring - Bathing and Ablution - The Rite of Dressing: The Tola'at Ya'aqov's Account - The Significance of 'Dress' in the Zohar and Tiqqunei ha-Zohar / Raaya Meheimna' - ConclusionNotes to Chapter 34 Rituals of Separation: The Drama of Sabbath's Departure in Zoharic KabbalahThe Concluding Prayers: The Need for ApotropaicsThe 'Havdalah Over Wine'The Havdalah Blessings as Rites of Healing - The Symbolism of Myrtle - The Blessing over the Fire: The Re-emergence of Sitra' 'Ahra' - The Changing of the Cosmic Guards: The Empowerment of the Angelic Realm - Concluding Blessing, Concluding ThoughtsAn Epilogue (from the Zohar)Notes to Chapter 4 and EpilogueAppendix 1Some Further Thoughts on the Transformation of the Person during Shabbat Appendix 2Sabbath-Ritual as a Means of Furthering the Divine-Human Nexus: Two Examples from Zoharic KabbalahNotes on Appendix 2 BibliographyIndex
Responsibility: Elliot K. Ginsburg.


User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...


Be the first.

Similar Items

Related Subjects:(2)

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.