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Jewish mysticism and the spiritual life

Lawrence Fine

Jewish mysticism and the spiritual life

classical texts, contemporary reflections

by Lawrence Fine

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Published by Jewish Lights Pub. in Woodstock, Vt .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mysticism,
  • Judaism,
  • Spiritual life

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    Statementedited by Lawrence Fine, Eitan Fishbane, and Or N. Rose
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBM723 .J4854 2011
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxi, 223 p. cm.
    Number of Pages223
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24816294M
    ISBN 109781580234344
    LC Control Number2010029713

    Eitan Fishbane, assistant professor in the Department of Jewish Thought of The Jewish Theological Seminary, presents a Library book talk on Jewish Mysticism and the Spiritual Life: Classical Texts, Contemporary Reflections. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xxi, pages ; 24 cm: Contents: 1. "Pass not away?": yearning for a seamless life of connection / Nancy Flam --Seeking the sacred self / Jeremy Kalmanofsky --Yitro, (neo) Hasidism, and a new American piety / Shaul Magid --Approaching the thick cloud: working with obstacles in our spiritual growth / .

      In an able summary, that may well serve as an introduction to the general study of Jewish mysticism, Dr. Abelson makes accessible to the general reader, in simple terms, the results of his careful inquiry, based on the researches of the best Jewish scholars, and reinforced by his own wide acquaintance with Talmudic and Rabbinical s: 1.   The book therefore discussed the Sefirot, God’s shekhinah, his glory dwelling in the world (using sexual language), the nature of creation and the origin of evil and demons. The final two chapters treat more recent forms of Jewish mysticism.

    --Rabbi Irving Greenberg, founding president, Jewish Life Network; founding president, Clal: The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership "An orchard of spiritual pomegranates, tended by some of today's most gifted Jewish scholars. A delight to read."/5(7). p. CHAPTER I SOME EARLY ELEMENTS: ESSENISM. THE Old Testament is the fountain-head of Judaism. Hence if it is true, as is contended in a previous page, that the Old Testament contains mystical elements, then the starting-point in any treatment of Jewish mysticism on historical, or even semi-historical, lines must be the Old Testament.


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He is the coeditor of God in All Moments: Mystical and Practical Spiritual Wisdom from Hasidic Masters and Righteous Indignation: A Jewish Call for Justice; Jewish Mysticism and the Spiritual Life: Classical Texts, Contemporary Reflections and Speaking Torah: Spiritual Teachings from around the Maggid's Table, Vol.

1 and Vol. 2 (all Jewish Lights)/5(9). Jewish Mysticism and the Spiritual Life book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Leading scholars and teachers share their favorite /5.

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25 rows  Academic study of Jewish mysticism, especially since Gershom Scholem's Major. The book’s title reflects the fact that mysticism naturally generates comments on traditional Jewish religious life. “It is, however, important to emphasize that the mystical dimensions of Judaism do not separate easily, if at all, from the traditional structures of the religion,” write the editors.

(shelved 1 time as jewish-mysticism) avg rating —ratings — published Want to Read saving. Professor emeritus at Temple University, he has contributed to Jewish Mysticism and the Spiritual Life: Classical Texts, Contemporary Reflections, and is the author of Jewish with Feeling: A Guide to Meaningful Jewish Practice, Davening: A Guide to Meaningful Jewish Prayer, winner of the National Jewish Book Award; First Steps to a New Jewish Brand: Turner Publishing Company.

The latter book gives a detailed account of each day of creation, embellishing the narrative found in Genesis 1 with, among other things, a description of God’s residence in the “upper worlds.” Sefer Yetzirah is a brief book that had an enormous influence on future Jewish mysticism.

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Leading scholars and teachers share their favorite texts of the Jewish mystical tradition—many available in English for Brand: Turner Publishing Company. Read "Jewish Mysticism and the Spiritual Life: Classical Texts, Contemporary Reflections" by Lawrence Fine, Eitan Fishbane, Or N.

Rose available from Rakuten Kobo. The Jewish mystical tradition is still speaking to us.[Spirituality] is, first and foremost, a yearning to connect to th Brand: Jewish Lights Publishing. Jewish Mysticism and the Spiritual Life: Classical Texts, Contemporary Reflections Edited by Lawrence Fine, Eitan Fishbane, and Or N.

Rose, Jewish Lights, $ (p) ISBN Buy. resolve the obscurity of his mind. He will learn that mysticism is a philo-sophy, an illusion, a kind of religion, a disease; that it means having vis-ions, performing conjuring tricks, leading an idle, dreamy, and selfish life, neglecting one's business, wallowing in vague spiritual emotions, and being "in tune with the infinite."File Size: KB.

Jewish Mysticism and the Spiritual Life Classical Texts, Contemporary Reflections. By Eitan Fishbane, Lawrence Fine, Or N. Rose. Jeremy Kalmanofsky on the mystical idea of being a portion of God on high. A Book Excerpt on You. Twitter Facebook Link Print.

Share. A classic Chassidic treatise on the mystic core of spiritual vitality. Shortly after founding Yeshiva Tomchei Temimim, Rabbi Shalom DovBer delivered this discourse to help his students, past and present, nourish the spiritual fire within.

From the mysteries of the first days in Eden, the Rebbe extrapolates a set of standards for a student's learning goals and schedule, personal conduct. The noted spiritual teacher and author of God Was in This Place and Invisible Lines of Connection offers an incisive introduction to the ten gates of Jewish mysticism that explains how it relates to everyday life.

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See all 6 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Amazon Price New from Used from /5(7). A book with the provocative title The Origins of Jewish Mysticism requires some comment on the terminology used.

I will begin with the term “mysticism” in general, then discuss the implications of the modiier “Jewish” – the phases of Jewish mysticism and File Size: 1MB.

WHAT IS JEWISH MYSTICISM. 7 Heschel taught: “This is the pattern of Jewish mysticism: to have an open heart for the inner life of God. It is based on two assumptions: that there is an inner life in God, and that the existence of man ought to revolve in a spiritual dynamic course around the life of God.” Kabbalah reduced to spiritual or philosophical symbolism, stripped from the observance of the mitzvahs, is worthless mumbo-jumbo, an empty shell.

This is the first and foremost difference between Jewish mysticism and all other kinds and forms. That is why Jewish mysticism can never fall into the category of a cult.

The Book Yetsirah is syncretic, and while the emphasised significance of the number 'ten,' as well as the importance of the idea of the world as the scene of Divine Agencies (or Middot), is in its native origin Jewish, the teaching about the creative powers of letters and numbers is only Jewish by adoption, and whether the word 'Sefirot' is.

Jewish Mysticism and the Spiritual Life: Classical Texts, Contemporary Reflections eBook: Fine, Lawrence, Fishbane, Eitan, Rose, Or N., Chipman, Yehonatan, Feigelson /5(7).Jewish Spirituality & Mysticism Judaism is a relatively ancient faith which grew up in the near East having a man named Abraham as its traditional earthly founding figure.

Abraham migrated from Ur of the Chaldees to Canaan under what he believed to be Divine guidance and there established a religious community which was both monotheistic and.JEWISH MYSTICISM AND THE SPIRITUAL LIFE Open to the entire temple community, this monthly course serves as a practical application of Jewish mystical teachings in our spiritual lives.

Drawing upon the book, Jewish Mysticism and the Spiritual Life published by Jewish Lights Publishing (available through Amazon) Rabbi Gerson will lead us in.