Jewish Mysticism by J. Abelson

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Subjects:

  • Philosophy,
  • Mysticism,
  • Judaism,
  • Religion - Judaism,
  • Religion,
  • General,
  • Jewish - General,
  • Judaism - Kabbalah & Mysticism,
  • Philosophy / General,
  • Judaism - Rituals & Practice,
  • Cabala

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The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages192
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7638552M
ISBN 100486419967
ISBN 109780486419961
OCLC/WorldCa46975070

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This book is at an academic level as it explains each period about the development of Jewish mysticism up until the modern Hasidic movement. You truly get a clear understanding of how Kabbalah was formed and how it was brought into the modern times.

The first part of the book explains ancient Jewish mysticism building up to the by: The latter book gives a detailed account of each day of creation, embellishing the narrative found in Genesis 1 with, among other things, a description of God’s residence in the “upper worlds.” Sefer Yetzirah is a brief book that had an enormous influence on future Jewish mysticism.

The Origins of Jewish Mysticism offers the first in-depth look at the history of Jewish mysticism from the book of Ezekiel to the Merkavah mysticism of late antiquity. The Merkavah movement is widely recognized as the first full-fledged expression of Jewish mysticism, one that had important ramifications for classical rabbinic Judaism and the emergence of the Kabbalah in twelfth-century by: Like most subjects of Jewish belief, the area of mysticism is wide open to personal interpretation.

Some traditional Jews take mysticism very seriously. Mysticism is an integral part of Jewish Mysticism book Judaism, for example, and passages from kabbalistic sources are routinely included in traditional prayer books.

Other traditional Jews take mysticism. Although the Kabbalah has lately become 'trendy,' there is a dearth of well-written, scholarly books which give a larger perspective on the subject of Jewish Mysticism. In addition, many of the books on the subject are by Occultists, and however valuable they are, tend to have their own agenda.

A book with the provocative title The Origins of Jewish Mysticism requires some comment on the terminology used. I will begin with the term “mysticism” in general, then discuss the implications of the modiier “Jewish” – the phases of Jewish mysticism and the File Size: 1MB.

Download Jewish Mysticism PDF By Joshua AbelsonMany of the books on the subject of Kabbalah are by Occultists, and however valuable they are, tend to have their own agenda.

Abelson puts the Kabbalah into context as the outgrowth of a long-term evolution of Jewish mystical thought, starting with the Essenes and the Jewish Mysticism book (Chariot) mysticism of the Talmundic era. He explains how neo-Platonism Author: Joshua Abelson.

But if the Book Yetsirah gave the impulse to the great books of mediæval Jewish. mysticism, it was eclipsed by them in one great particular.

The naïve conception of Jewish Mysticism book mysterious powers of letters and numbers was superseded by the introduction of theological and moral ideas.

The book therefore discussed the Sefirot, God’s shekhinah, his glory dwelling in the world (using sexual language), the nature of creation and the origin of evil and demons.

The final two chapters treat more recent forms of Jewish mysticism. ticular Christian mysticism. In the English-speaking world, she was one of the most widely read writers on such matters in the first half of the twentieth century.

No other book of its type — until the appearance in of Aldous Huxley's The Perennial Philosophy — met with success to match that of her best-known work, Mysticism, published File Size: KB.

Free ebook and PDF of Jewish Mysticism by J. Abelson. Also available to read online. Abelson puts the Kabbalah into context as the outgrowth of a long-term evolution of Jewish mystical thought.

Tanya, the magnum opus of the founder of Chabad-Lubavitch Chasidism, is indispensable to understanding the philosophy of the Chasidic movement and the essence of the Jewish soul.

It unifies Kabbalah and Talmud to explain the "mechanics" of Creation, the infinitude of G-d, and the structure of the human personality.

Kabbalah is the most famous form of Jewish mysticism. It flowered in 13th century Spain with the writing of the Zohar, which was originally attributed to the 2nd century sage Shimon bar Yohai.

The Zohar is a commentary on the Torah, concerned primarily with understanding the divine world and its relation to our world.

According to. Jewish mysticism differs radically from all other mystic schools. Jewish mysticism (Kabbalah), is based on the public Revelation at Sinai, when the Torah was given to historical event of Sinai attests to the divine source and nature of the Torah and Jewish mysticism.

Judaism - Judaism - Jewish mysticism: This section deals with the special nature and characteristics of Jewish mysticism, the main lines of its development, and its role in present-day religion and culture. The term mysticism applies to the attempt to establish direct contact, independently of sense perception and intellectual apprehension, with the divine—a reality beyond rational.

Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism book. Read 35 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. A collection of lectures on the features of the mo /5.

consideration of the “Jewish book” across different periods and histori-cal contexts. Looking at three distinct periods in Jewish history—the late Second Temple period (Schiffman), the early modern age (Dweck), and in Medieval Jewish Mysticism,” in Transmitting Jewish Traditions: Orality, Textuality, and Cultural Diffusion, Size: 1MB.

The Origins of Jewish Mysticism offers the first in-depth look at the history of Jewish mysticism from the book of Ezekiel to the Merkavah mysticism of late antiquity.

The Merkavah movement is widely recognized as the first full-fledged expression of Jewish mysticism, one that had important ramifications for classical rabbinic Judaism and the emergence of the Kabbalah in twelfth-century 5/5(1).

Jewish Mysticism: An Introduction fills a long-standing gap in the available literature. Readers will find this accessible introduction reliably informed and authoritative. Avoiding the pitfalls common to other popular works in this fascinating field, it provides a thorough grounding in the subject and offers helpful pointers for further :   Buy a cheap copy of Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism book by Gershom Scholem.

A collection of lectures on the features of the movement of mysticism that began in antiquity and continues in Hasidism today. Free shipping over $Cited by: Jewish mysticism can be quite a puzzle to the uninitiated. For example, does the term "mysticism" mean the same thing here as in other contexts.

Also, in what sense are the various phenomena that come under this heading really "Jewish". In a thorough historical overview of the movements and trends in Jewish mysticism, Dutch scholar J.H. Laenen takes us step by step through the centuries of. Published on Some say Kabbalah goes all the way back to the beginning of time.

Others say the first century. Here, we present a historical viewpoint of it going back to the. EARLY FORMS OF JEWISH MYSTICISM RACHEL ELIOR I INTRODUCTION The mystical-poetical Hebrew works of the first five centuries of the Common Era, known collectively as heikhalot (heavenly sanctuaries) and merkavah (throne-chariot) literature remain on the whole a closed book to readers and students, although the first scholarly studies were publishedFile Size: KB.

The Origins of Jewish Mysticism offers the first in-depth look at the history of Jewish mysticism from the book of Ezekiel to the Merkavah mysticism of late antiquity. The Merkavah movement is widely recognized as the first full-fledged expression of Jewish mysticism, one that had important ramifications for classical rabbinic Judaism and the emergence of the Kabbalah in twelfth-century Europe.

In an able summary, that may well serve as an introduction to the general study of Jewish mysticism, Dr. Abelson makes accessible to the general reader, in simple terms, the results of his careful inquiry, based on the researches of the best Jewish scholars, and reinforced by his own wide acquaintance with Talmudic and Rabbinical s: 1.

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The early Jewish mystics did not even have a concept such as “mysticism” and never thought their experiences so abnormal as to require a special term. Indeed Hebrew has no word for the mystical experience.6 The texts in this book, taken from different eras, illustrate five.

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