Jewish Mysticism

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Hasidism, Suffering, and Renewal

Reconsiders the legacy of an important Hasidic mystic, leader, and educator who confronted the dilemmas of modernity after World War I and whose writing constitutes a unique testimony to religious experience and its rupture in the Warsaw Ghetto.

Kabbalah in Print

Demonstrates the impact of print culture on the spread of Jewish mysticism, focusing on Kabbalistic study guides by R. Yissakhar Baer of seventeenth-century Prague.

Shimmering Mirrors

A study of comparative metaphysics that explores the concepts of Reality and Appearance and their relevance to contemporary religious consciousness.

A Journey into the Zohar

An introduction to the Zohar, the crowning work of medieval Kabbalah. Includes original translations and analysis.

Like Angels on Jacob's Ladder

Explores the career of Abraham Abulafia, thirteenth-century founder of the school of ecstatic Kabbalah.

Between Mysticism and Philosophy

A revealing study of this important medieval Jewish poet and his relation to Islamic thought.

Uniter of Heaven and Earth

A clear and penetrating account of the basis of Hasidic mysticism. Includes translations of many texts never before available in English.

Worship of the Heart

Shows that for Maimonides (medieval Jewish philosopher) prayer as a pure act of worship is essential.

Along the Path

This book explores the fundamental issues in Jewish mysticism and provides a taxonomy of the deep structures of thought that emerge from the texts.

The Midrashic Imagination

Edited by Michael Fishbane
Subjects: Jewish Studies

This innovative and original book examines the broad range of Jewish interpretation from antiquity through the medieval and renaissance periods. Its primary focus is on Midrash and midrashic creativity, ...

Studies in Ecstatic Kabbalah

This book presents important topics regarding the more mystical trend of Kabbalah—the ecstatic Kabbalah. It includes the mystical union, the world of imagination, and concentration as a spiritual technique. ...

The Mystical Experience in Abraham Abulafia

The first wide-scale presentation of a major Jewish mystic, the founder of the ecstatic Kabbalah.