A comprehensive study of the history and evolution of the dybbuk, from kabbalistic tradition to popular folklore.
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.
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.
Demonstrates that Rabbi Shneur Zalman's teachings regarding time and history enabled Habad's growth into a mass Jewish movement.
Reconciles the conflict between these two seemingly diverse traditions.
Explores the career of Abraham Abulafia, thirteenth-century founder of the school of 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 first wide-scale presentation of a major Jewish mystic, the founder of the ecstatic Kabbalah.