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Understanding Jewish Mysticism: A Source Reader : The Merkabah Tradition and the Zoharic Tradition: 001

3.83  ·  Rating Details ·  6 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Hardcover, 196 pages
Published June 28th 1978 by Ktav Publishing House (first published June 1978)
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Pete
Mar 12, 2008 Pete rated it really liked it
This is a must-read for any poet or writer because it talks about the creative power of words, albeit in a mystical sense, but in a literary sense at the same time. While it is an introductory excursion into the Jewish Kabbalah, it, like its subject, has different levels to explore that transcend the topic. First of all, the topic itself is fun and interesting. Secondly, it explores the difference between the forms and dynamics of spirituality, specifically pertaining to Judaism, but pertinent t ...more
Matt Friedman
On a scholarly level, brilliant introduction to the subject, and translation and commentary on primary source texts.
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