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Leading scholars and teachers share their favorite texts of the Jewish mystical tradition many available in English for the first time and explore why these materials are meaningful and relevant to us today In this unique volume, some of Judaism s most insightful contemporary thinkers bring the words of sages past to bear on the present They explore how we can become closer to God through our relationships with others, our observance at home and our actions in the world, asking What do mitzvot have to do with mysticism Is spirituality selfish Can mysticism enhance community Organized thematically, each section focuses on how mysticism engages and complements the dimensions of religious life, including studying Torah, performing mitzvot and observing halakhah.Contributors Yehonatan Chipman Mimi Feigelson Lawrence Fine Eitan Fishbane Michael Fishbane Nancy Flam Everett Gendler Joel Hecker Shai Held Melila Hellner Eshed Barry W Holtz Jeremy Kalmanofsky Judith A Kates Lawrence Kushner Ebn Leader Shaul Magid Ron Margolin Daniel Matt Haviva Pedaya Nehemia Polen Neal and Carol Rose Or N Rose Zalman Schachter Shalomi Jonathan P Slater Gordon Tucker Sheila Peltz Weinberg Chava Weissler...

Title : Jewish Mysticism and the Spiritual Life: Classical Texts, Contemporary Reflections
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ISBN : 1580237193
Format Type : Paperback
Language : English
Publisher : Jewish Lights 1 edition August 29, 2013
Number of Pages : 256 pages
File Size : 692 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Jewish Mysticism and the Spiritual Life: Classical Texts, Contemporary Reflections Reviews

  • Be more careful.
    2019-01-28 08:19

    An excellent book that has the strength of having many fine writers contribute their interpretations, analysis and insights into numerous aspects of Jewish life. It's a great starting point for pursuing other works by many of them. The book is dedicated to Arthur Green, a gifted writer and theologian who has inspired many of the contributors..

  • Ellen
    2019-02-12 14:27

    excellent selection of modern writings on mysticism. I especially liked the Eitan Fishbane essay.

  • Kindle Customer
    2019-02-04 08:26

    A very good introduction to Kaballah. Very good to read alongside Avivah Zornberg's "The Particulars of Rapture."

  • Milton Polinsky
    2019-02-16 10:38

    An important collection by modern scholars that discusses and reveals the mystical side of Judaism. In the nineteenth and first half of the twentieth century this area of knowledge was swept under the rug for fear of bucking the general culture of scientism and philosophical rationalism. The search for meaning in spirituality and spiritual sources has had a rebirth and this book goes a long way toward introducing the reader to a fuller picture of Judaism in a less inhibited age.

  • jody
    2019-02-20 13:35

    Used as text for discussion in a class I take. Really great, really deep, thought provoking.A good read for sure

  • Mexdorit
    2019-02-09 14:35

    We are using this book for a class on Jewish Mysticism and it gives the group lots of food for thought.

  • Israel Drazin
    2019-01-24 08:23

    This volume contains twenty-seven essays on Jewish mysticism. It prints classical texts from writers with a mystical approach to life with follow-up discussions from modern authors on how they understand the texts and how the classical writers answer questions, issues, and themes that interest modern Jews.

  • Eric Maroney
    2019-01-25 08:36

    This collection of writings on Jewish mysticism and religious life is in honor of Arthur Green, considered one of the founders of the Jewish renewal movement.