Sefer Ha Shem The Book Of The Name

Author by : Eleazar Of Worms
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Description : The Book of the Name is the last part of Sodei Razaya, The Secrets of Raziel, by Eleazar of Worms (c. 1176-1238). It appears as a textbook containing all the sources that Eleazar used in the other sections of his work, focused on the systematic exegesis of the Names of God.


Sefer Ha Peulot Book Of Operations Tome 5 Of 5

Author by : Chaim ben Joseph Vital
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Description : Chayim Vital wrote a number of treatises about alchemy, medical science, magic, and superstitious matters. His master, Isaac Luria, tried to hinder him from this passion of his. As a result, all the original alchemical manuscripts written by Vital remained widely secreted


Sefer Ha Shem The Book Of The Name Tome 2 Of 2

Author by : Eleazar Of Worms
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Description : The Book of the Name is the last part of Sodei Razaya, The Secrets of Raziel, by Eleazar of Worms (c. 1176-1238). It appears as a textbook containing all the sources that Eleazar used in the other sections of his work. Eleazar, also known as Eleazar Rokeach, or Eleazar ben Judah ben Kalonymus, devotes this text to a systematic exegesis of the Names of God


Life Of The World To Come

Author by : Abraham Abulafia
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Description : Abraham Abulafia 1240-1291, Hayyei ha-Olam ha-Ba "Life of the World to Come"The Spanish kabbalist Abraham Abulafia (1240- after 1291) advocated a concept of Kabbalah that had little or nothing to do with the well-known schools of thought. He considered Kabbalah neither as a form of gnosis nor as a kind of theosophical theory that concentrates on the Sefirot, the emanation of the Divine Being. Instead he attempted to attain a state of prophetic-mystical ecstasy, based on his conviction that the experience of the prophets was an ecstatic experience and that all true mystics were prophets. This work of his was especially popular and circulated under the titles Hayyei ha-Olam ha-Ba ("Life of the World to Come"), Sefer ha-Shem ("Book of the Divine Name") or Sefer ha-Iggulim ("Book of Circles"); in this manuscript, however, it is called Sefer ha-Shem ha-Meforash ("Book of the Ineffable name"). The manuscript presents ten inscriptions in concentric circles in red and black ink, as well as 128 only in black ink. They contain detailed instructions for mystical meditation. While contemplating these circles, one should recite the 72-lettered name of God, which is arrived at by combining the numerical values of the letters in the names of the twelve tribes of Israel, of the Patriarchs, and the nine letters of the words shivtei yisra'el) ("the tribes of Irasel"). The reader should "enter" each of the triple black and red circles at the point where an "entrance" is designated by means of a small pen stroke (red).


Ohr Ha Sechel Light Of The Intellect

Author by : Abraham Abulafia
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Description : Amidst the rich panoply of Jewish Kabbalah, Abraham Abulafia (1240-c.1291) resonates the most with modern, philosophically minded seekers of direct mystical experience. In this Jewish handbook for meditation, Abulafia creatively combines ideas from Maimonides' Guide of the Perplexed (Moreh Nevuchim), the ancient Book of Creation (Sefer Yetzira) and Eleazar of Worms' Book of the Name (Sefer Ha-Shem) into an integrated method of concentrating on the Divine Name that opens the path to fulfilling the soul's deepest spiritual longings. Intense practice of Abulafia's methods of meditation propels the attentive soul into a state of awakened receptivity where the active divine influence can reach down to meet and illuminate the human intellect


Studies In Jewish Manuscripts

Author by : Yôsēf Dān
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Description : "Undoubtedly one of the most fascinating areas of Judaic research, Jewish manuscripts has experienced a remarkable renaissance. What the field has largely lacked, however, are professional publications to bring together researchers who, albeit in different specialist areas (history, philosophy, Kabbalah, bibliography, art history, comparative manuscript studies, paleography and codicology), all deal variously with Hebrew manuscripts." "The authors of the eight collected articles show the perspectives and the possibilities of such a discourse based on Jewish manuscripts within Judaic Studies; moreover numerous tie-ins with disciplines relating to general medieval and early modern history and culture can be developed."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved


The Book Of Sacred Names

Author by : Jacobus G. Swart
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Description : "The 'Shadow Tree Series' comprises a unique collection of Western Esoteric studies and practices which Jacobus Swart [...] has actuated and taught over a period of forty years. Having commenced his Kabbalah studies in Safed in the early 1970's, he later broadened his 'kabbalistic horizons' under the careful guidance of the famed English Kabbalist William G. Gray.'The Book of Sacred Names' is a practical guide into the meditational and magical applications of ancient Hebrew Divine Names. Perpetuating the tenets of traditional Kabbalists who recognised the fundamental bond between 'Kabbalah' and 'Magic,' Jacobus Swart offers step by step instructions on the deliberate and conscious control of personal life circumstances, by means of the most cardinal components of Kabbalistic doctrines and techniques-Divine Names! The material addressed in this tome derives from the extensive primary literature of 'Practical Kabbalah,' much of which is appearing in print for the first time in English translation"--back cover.


Sefer Hasidim And The Ashkenazic Book In Medieval Europe

Author by : Ivan G. Marcus
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Description : In "Sefer Hasidim" and the Ashkenazic Book in Medieval Europe, Ivan G. Marcus proposes a new paradigm for understanding how Sefer Hasidim, or "Book of the Pietists," was composed and how it extended an earlier Byzantine rabbinic tradition of authorship into medieval European Jewish culture.


Sefer Ha Sheilat Sefer

Author by : Jeremy Weiss
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Description : If you believe that the Bible is the word of HaShem and the Bible was given to humanity to help us solve life's most complex and difficult problems, than referring to the Torah for guidance is perfectly acceptable. This book helps to connect you with the seven prophetesses of the Old Testament in order to divine the answer to any of sixty questions about love, money, illness, travel and business.


The Name

Author by : Mark Sameth
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Description : The God of ancient Israel—universally referred to in the masculine today—was understood by its earliest worshipers to be a dual-gendered, male-female deity. So argues Mark Sameth in The Name. Needless to say, this is no small claim. Half the people on the planet are followers of one of the three Abrahamic religions—Judaism, Christianity, and Islam—each of which has roots in the ancient cult that worshiped this deity. The author’s evidence, however, is compelling and his case meticulously constructed. The Hebrew name of God—YHWH—has not been uttered in public for over two thousand years. Some thought the lost pronunciation was “Jehovah” or “Yahweh.” But Sameth traces the name to the late Bronze Age and argues that it was expressed Hu-Hi—Hebrew for “He-She.” Among Jewish mystics, we learn, this has long been an open secret. What are the implications for us today if “he” was not God?


Like Angels On Jacob S Ladder

Author by : Harvey J. Hames
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Description : Explores the career of Abraham Abulafia, thirteenth-century founder of the school of ecstatic Kabbalah.


Sefer Ha Melamed The Book Of The Master

Author by : Abraham ben Samuel Abulafia
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Description : In this book written in the year 1279, Abraham Abulafia tries to dissuade the reader from merely sticking to the external aspects of the kabbalistic system. He then shows the importance of surrendering oneself to the Lord, putting in Him our whole faith. Thus, he deals with the Shem Ha-Meforash, the Explicit Name of God, Birkat Kohanim, the Priestly Blessing, and the Hebrew alphabet


Jewish Studies At The Crossroads Of Anthropology And History

Author by : Ra'anan S. Boustan
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Description : Over the past several decades, the field of Jewish studies has expanded to encompass an unprecedented range of research topics, historical periods, geographic regions, and analytical approaches. Yet there have been few systematic efforts to trace these developments, to consider their implications, and to generate new concepts appropriate to a more inclusive view of Jewish culture and society. Jewish Studies at the Crossroads of Anthropology and History brings together scholars in anthropology, history, religious studies, comparative literature, and other fields to chart new directions in Jewish studies across the disciplines. This groundbreaking volume explores forms of Jewish experience that span the period from antiquity to the present and encompass a wide range of textual, ritual, spatial, and visual materials. The essays give full consideration to non-written expressions of ritual performance, artistic production, spoken narrative, and social experience through which Jewish life emerges. More than simply contributing to an appreciation of Jewish diversity, the contributors devote their attention to three key concepts—authority, diaspora, and tradition—that have long been central to the study of Jews and Judaism. Moving beyond inherited approaches and conventional academic boundaries, the volume reconsiders these core concepts, reorienting our understanding of the dynamic relationships between text and practice, and continuity and change in Jewish contexts. More broadly, this volume furthers conversation across the disciplines by using Judaic studies to provoke inquiry into theoretical problems in a range of other areas.


Exegesis And Poetry In Medieval Karaite And Rabbanite Texts

Author by : Joachim Yeshaya
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Description : This collection of essays offers an inquiry into the complex interaction between exegesis and poetry that characterized medieval and early modern Karaite and Rabbanite treatment of the Bible in the Islamic world, the Byzantine Empire, and Christian Europe.


Forsaken

Author by : Sharon Faye Koren
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Description : A fascinating analysis of why there are no female mystics in medieval Judaism


Polemical Encounters

Author by : Olav Hammer
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Description : In its historical development from late antiquity to the present, western esotericism has repeatedly been the issue of polemical discourse. This volume engages the polemical structures that underlie esoteric identities and the controversy about esoteric currents in European history.


Abraham Ibn Ezra The Book Of Reasons

Author by : Shlomo Sela
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Description : The present volume offers a critical Hebrew text of the two versions of Ibn Ezra’s Sefer ha-Te'amim, the Book of Reasons, accompanied by an annotated translation and commentary. The two treatises presented here were designed by Ibn Ezra to offer “reasons”, “explanations”, or “meanings” of the raw astrological concepts formulated in the introduction to astrology that Ibn Ezra entitled Reshit Hokhmah (Beginning of Wisdom).


Folktales Of The Jews Volume 2

Author by : Dan Ben-Amos
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Publisher by : Jewish Publication Society
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Description : Folktales from Eastern Europe presents 71 tales from Ashkenasic culture in the most important collection of Jewish folktales ever published. It is the second volume in Folktales of the Jews, the five-volume series to be released over the next several years, in the tradition of Louis Ginzberg's classic, Legends of the Jews. The tales here and the others in this series have been selected from the Israel Folktale Archives at The University of Haifa, Israel (IFA), a treasure house of Jewish lore that has remained largely unavailable to the entire world until now. Since the creation of the State of Israel, the IFA has collected more than 20,000 tales from newly arrived immigrants, long-lost stories shared by their families from around the world. The tales come from the major ethno-linguistic communities of the Jewish world and are representative of a wide variety of subjects and motifs, especially rich in Jewish content and context. Each of the tales is accompanied by in-depth commentary that explains the tale's cultural, historical, and literary background and its similarity to other tales in the IFA collection, and extensive scholarly notes. There is also an introduction that describes the Ashkenasic culture and its folk narrative tradition, a world map of the areas covered, illustrations, biographies of the collectors and narrators, tale type and motif indexes, a subject index, and a comprehensive bibliography. Until the establishment of the IFA, we had had only limited access to the wide range of Jewish folk narratives. Even in Israel, the gathering place of the most wide-ranging cross-section of world Jewry, these folktales have remained largely unknown. Many of the communities no longer exist as cohesive societies in their representative lands; the Holocaust, migration, and changes in living styles have made the continuation of these tales impossible. This volume and the others to come will be monuments to a rich but vanishing oral tradition


Gershom Scholem And The Mystical Dimension Of Jewish History

Author by : Joseph Dan
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Description : "An excellent overview of the history of Jewish mysticism from its early beginnings to contemporary Hasidism...scholarly and complex." —Library Journal "An excellent work, clear and solidly documented by Joseph Dan on Gershom Scholem and on his work." —Notes Bibliographiques "An excellent guide to Scholem's work." —Christian Century


Encyclopedia Of Medieval Philosophy

Author by : Henrik Lagerlund
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Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : This is the first reference ever devoted to medieval philosophy. It covers all areas of the field from 500-1500 including philosophers, philosophies, key terms and concepts. It also provides analyses of particular theories plus cultural and social contexts.


German Literature Between Faiths

Author by : Peter Meister
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Description : Religion is a central concern of German literature in all centuries, and the canon looks different when this perspective is acknowledged. For example, Goethe's fascination with evil is difficult to disentangle from the Holocaust, Moses Mendelssohn is as profound as the playwright who portrayed him, and «Princess Sabbath» deserves to be numbered among Heine's more enchanting lyrics. This essay collection posits, and tests, the hypothesis that German literature at its best is often an expression or investigation of Judaism or Christianity at their best; but that the best German literature is not always the best-known, and vice versa. Asking whether the New Testament is anti-Jewish (and answering in the negative), essayists range through the German centuries from The Heliand to Kafka and Thomas Mann.


Mathematics Across Cultures

Author by : Helaine Selin
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Description : Mathematics Across Cultures: A History of Non-Western Mathematics consists of essays dealing with the mathematical knowledge and beliefs of cultures outside the United States and Europe. In addition to articles surveying Islamic, Chinese, Native American, Aboriginal Australian, Inca, Egyptian, and African mathematics, among others, the book includes essays on Rationality, Logic and Mathematics, and the transfer of knowledge from East to West. The essays address the connections between science and culture and relate the mathematical practices to the cultures which produced them. Each essay is well illustrated and contains an extensive bibliography. Because the geographic range is global, the book fills a gap in both the history of science and in cultural studies. It should find a place on the bookshelves of advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and scholars, as well as in libraries serving those groups.


The Unique Cherub Circle

Author by : Joseph Dan
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Publisher by : Mohr Siebeck
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Description : The main point delivered by this book is that Jews living in Germany during the Middle Ages developped a dynamic and variegated culture which should be recognized as a constituent of European and German medieval religiosity. The esoterics, mystics and pietists who produced works like those analyzed in this volume derived their inspiration from the traditional Jewish texts, but were also part of the world they lived in, despite the seclusions enforced by the religious prejudices of the time. The esoterical-mystical phenomena described were to a very large extent an original development in central-European Jewry, and constitute one of their most important contributions to Jewish culture as a whole. In some cases, a spiritual atmosphere reminiscent of early Protestant sects, which were to appear in the same regions three centuries later, can be discerned. Some of these texts influenced the Christian kabbalists of the sixteenth century, like Johannes Reuchlin and others. This is a major spiritual phenomenon which has been completely neglected until now, and it is hoped that this volume will contribute to a new appreciation of this aspect of European creativity in the Middle Ages.


Understanding Yhwh

Author by : Hillel Ben-Sasson
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Description : This book unlocks the Jewish theology of YHWH in three central stages of Jewish thought: the Hebrew bible, rabbinic literature, and medieval philosophy and mysticism. Providing a single conceptual key adapted from the philosophical debate on proper names, the book paints a dynamic picture of YHWH’s meanings over a spectrum of periods and genres, portraying an evolving interaction between two theological motivations: the wish to speak about God and the wish to speak to Him. Through this investigation, the book shows how Jews interpreted God's name in attempt to map the human-God relation, and to determine the measure of possibility for believers to realize a divine presence in their midst, through language.


Abraham Ibn Ezra

Author by : Shlomo Sela
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Description : From the Middle Ages until the present, the development of astrology among Jews was associated mainly with the name of Abraham Ibn Ezra (1089-1167). His scientific corpus deals with mathematics, astronomy, scientific instruments and tools, and the Jewish calendar; but especially with astrology. This volume is the first product of a larger enterprise-a scientific edition of all twelve Ibn Ezra's astrological treatises-and offers a critical Hebrew text of the two versions of Ibn Ezra's "Sefer ha-Te'amim," the Book of Reasons, accompanied by an annotated translation and commentary. The two treatises presented here were designed by Ibn Ezra to offer "reasons," "explanations," or "meanings" of the raw astrological concepts formulated in the introduction to astrology that Ibn Ezra entitled "Reshit Hokhmah" (Beginning of Wisdom).


Jewish Mysticism

Author by : Joseph Dan
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Description : Interest in Jewish mysticism is, in our generation, widespread and growing. From Hebrew schools to Hollywood, people of all backgrounds and levels of knowledge are pursuing the subject. Books, magazines, journals, and classes are rapidly growing in number. One result of this burst of interest and popularization of Jewish mysticism is the problem of misinformation. The need for reliable source material has become crucial. This four-volume work by Professor Joseph Dan is a monumental event in the publishing history of English-language reference books on the subject of Jewish mystical thought and practice. Professor Dan's credentials are of the highest order. The recipient of the Israel Prize (considered to be Israel's highest honor), Joseph Dan is the Gershom Scholem Professor of Kabbalah at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and continues to be a visiting professor at some of the most prestigious institutions of higher learning in the world.


Author by : Michal Oron
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Description : Sefer ha-Shem is a carefully constructed and highly detailed commentary to the ten sefirot. It rivals, if not surpasses, Gikatilla’s Sha‘arei Orah in its clarity and function as an introduction and guide to Theosophic Kabbalah. This beautiful edition serves as a primer to Spanish Kabbalah and serves as a major guide for the beginning and advanced student of kabbalistic texts in the original Hebrew, with an introductory study, copious notes and a full index of central terms and names of the sefirot. -- Publishers website.


Along The Path

Author by : Elliot R. Wolfson
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Description : This book explores the fundamental issues in Jewish mysticism and provides a taxonomy of the deep structures of thought that emerge from the texts.


Jewish Mystical Texts

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Description : Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 56. Chapters: Essene texts, Kabbalah texts, Dead Sea Scrolls, Zohar, Sefer Yetzirah, Tanya, Genesis Apocryphon, Sirach, Kabbalah: Primary Texts, Sefer ha-Temunah, Tanakh at Qumran, Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz, Bahir, Likkutei Sichos, Alphabet of Akiba ben Joseph, Pesher, Ben Ish Chai, Habakkuk Commentary, Damascus Document, Shem Mishmuel, Sefer Raziel HaMalakh, Baraita of Samuel, Community Rule, Shi'ur Qomah, War of the Sons of Light Against the Sons of Darkness, Thanksgiving Hymns, The Book of Mysteries, The Rule of the Congregation, The Secret of the Way Things Are, 3 Enoch, The Garden of Cyrus, Idra, Sepher Ha-Razim, The War of the Messiah, Three Books of Occult Philosophy, Masseket Azilut, Heichalot, Book of the Penitence of Adam, The Rule of the Blessing, Hayom Yom, Derech Hashem, Tomer Devorah, Reshit Chochmah, Shaar HaGilgulim, The Sword of Moses, De Arte Cabbalistica, Kedushas Levi, War Rule, Megaleh Amukot. Excerpt: The Dead Sea Scrolls are a collection of 972 texts from the Hebrew Bible and extra-biblical documents found between 1947 and 1956 at Khirbet Qumran on the northwest shore of the Dead Sea from which it derives its name. The texts are of great mythic and historical significance, as they include the oldest known surviving copies and extra-biblical documents and preserve evidence of great diversity in late Second Temple Judaism. They are written in Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek, mostly on parchment, but with some written on papyrus. These manuscripts generally date between 150 BCE and 70 CE. The scrolls are traditionally identified with the ancient Jewish sect called the Essenes, though some recent interpretations have challenged this association and argue that the scrolls were penned by priests in Jerusalem, Zadokites, or other unknown Jewish groups. The Dead Sea Scrolls are traditionally divided...