By Daniel M. Horwitz
An unheard of annotated anthology of crucial Jewish mystical works, A Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism Reader is designed to facilitate educating those works to all degrees of inexperienced persons in grownup schooling and school lecture room settings. Daniel M. Horwitz’s insightful introductions and observation accompany readings within the Talmud and Zohar and writings via Ba'al Shem Tov, Rav Kook, Abraham Joshua Heschel, and others.
Horwitz’s advent describes 5 significant different types of Jewish mysticism and incorporates a short chronology of their development, with a timeline. He starts off with biblical prophecy and proceeds in the course of the early mystical routine up via present ideals. Chapters on key matters signify mystical expression during the a while, resembling production and deveikut (“cleaving to God”); the position of Torah; the erotic; tendencies towards sturdy and evil; magic; prayer and formality; and extra. Later chapters take care of Hasidism, the nice mystical revival, and twentieth-century mystics, together with Abraham Isaac Kook, Kalonymous Kalman Shapira, and Abraham Joshua Heschel. a last bankruptcy addresses today’s controversies touching on mysticism’s position inside of Judaism and its strength for enriching the Jewish religion.
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A Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism Reader (JPS Anthologies of Jewish Thought) by Daniel M. Horwitz