Unlocking the Zohar

Unlocking the Zohar
Author: Michael Laitman
Publsiher: Laitman Kabbalah Publishers
Total Pages: 431
Release: 2011-01-01
ISBN: 1897448597
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unlocking the Zohar Book Excerpt:

The Book of Zohar (Book of Radiance), also known as The Zohar is one of the most mysterious and misunderstood compositions ever written. The awe, admiration, and even fear it has evoked over the years are unsurpassed. This book contains the secrets of the whole of Creation, but until recently these secrets were shrouded in a cloud of mystery and misconceptions. Now The Zohar is openly unfolding its wisdom throughout the world, to show humanity a way forward, as the book itself declares (VaYera, Item 460), When the days of the Messiah draw near, even infants will discover the secrets of the wisdom. The greatest Kabbalist of the 20th century, Rav Yehuda Ashlag (1884-1954) paved a new way for us by which we can reveal the secrets of The Zohar. He wrote the Sulam [Ladder] Commentary and the four introductions for The Zohar to help us come to know the forces that govern our lives, and teach us how we can assume control over our destinies. This book is an invitation to a wondrous journey to a higher world. The author, Kabbalist Dr Michael Laitman, wisely ushers us into the revelations of the Sulam commentary. In so doing, Laitman helps us fine-tune our thoughts as we read in The Zohar, to maximize the spiritual benefit derived from reading it. In addition to explaining The Book of Zohar, the book contains numerous inspiring quotes from The Zohar, specifically translated, edited, and compiled for easy reading and understanding of this powerful text.

The Zohar Reception and Impact

The Zohar  Reception and Impact
Author: Boaz Huss
Publsiher: Liverpool University Press
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2016-05-12
ISBN: 178962486X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Zohar Reception and Impact Book Excerpt:

National Jewish Book Awards Finalist for the Nahum N. Sarna Memorial Award for Scholarship, 2016. From its first appearance, the Zohar has been one of the most sacred, authoritative, and influential books in Jewish culture. Many scholarly works have been dedicated to its mystical content, its literary style, and the question of its authorship. This book focuses on different issues: it examines the various ways in which the Zohar has been received by its readers and the impact it has had on Jewish culture, including the fluctuations in its status and value and the various cultural practices linked to these changes. This dynamic and multi-layered history throws important new light on many aspects of Jewish cultural history over the last seven centuries. Boaz Huss has broken new ground with this study, which examines of the reception and canonization of the Zohar as well as its criticism and rejection from its inception to the present day. His underlying assumption is that the different values attributed to the Zohar are not inherent qualities of the zoharic texts, but rather represent the way it has been perceived by its readers in different cultural contexts. He therefore considers not only the attribution of different qualities to the Zohar through time but also the people who were engaged in attributing such qualities and the social and cultural functions associated with their creation, re-creation, and rejection. For each historical period from the beginning of Zohar scholarship to the present, Huss considers the social conditions that stimulated the veneration of the Zohar as well as the factors that contributed to its rejection, alongside the cultural functions and consequences of each approach. Because the multiple modes of the reception of the Zohar have had a decisive influence on the history of Jewish culture, this highly innovative and wide-ranging approach to Zohar scholarship will have important repercussions for many areas of Jewish studies.

A Guide to the Zohar

A Guide to the Zohar
Author: Arthur Green
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 191
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780804749084
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Guide to the Zohar Book Excerpt:

Please see the Zohar Home Page for ancillary materials, including the publication schedule, press release, Aramaic text, questions, and answers.

The Zohar volume 1

The Zohar  volume 1
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780804747479
Category: Bible
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Zohar volume 1 Book Excerpt:

Studies in the Zohar

Studies in the Zohar
Author: Yehuda Liebes
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 262
Release: 1993-01-01
ISBN: 9780791411896
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Studies in the Zohar Book Excerpt:

This book deals with the "Book of Splendor" (Sefer ha-Zohar), the greatest achievement of Kabbalah and one of the most influential sources of Western mysticism. This book offers a new interpretation of the Zohar, analyzing both its theoretical content and its historical context; it also brings the theory and the history together by indicating the personal and autobiographical elements in the Zohar's teachings. The author delves into the issues of the messianic elements of the Zohar, the way it was written, and its relationship to Christianity, Gnosticism, and Talmudic literature.

The Other Side of Kabbalah

The    Other Side    of Kabbalah
Author: Nathaniel Berman
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2018-09-17
ISBN: 900438619X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Other Side of Kabbalah Book Excerpt:

Divine and Demonic in the Poetic Mythology of the Zohar offers a new interpretation of the Kabbalistic “Other Side,” exploring the intimacies and antagonisms of divine and demonic, and showing how the Zoharic literature contributes to thinking about alterity generally.

The Zohar in Moslem and Christian Spain

The Zohar in Moslem and Christian Spain
Author: Ariel Bension
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-07-07
ISBN: 1134982615
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Zohar in Moslem and Christian Spain Book Excerpt:

‘The Zohar’ was compiled and composed in Spain in the thirteenth century, and exerted a powerful influence on Jewish life in medieval ghettoes. In this book, first published in 1932, Dr Bension was the first scholar to deal with the influence on Jewish mysticism of certain characteristics which underlie so much of the literature produced in Spain both by Christians and Muslims.

The Secret Doctrine in Israel a Study of the Zohar and its Connections

The Secret Doctrine in Israel  a Study of the Zohar and its Connections
Author: Arthur Edward Waite
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1957
ISBN: 1435751957
Category: Cabala
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Zohar The Book of Radiance Revealed

Zohar   The Book of Radiance Revealed
Author: Dr. Robert H. Schram
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2014-02-06
ISBN: 1493166964
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zohar The Book of Radiance Revealed Book Excerpt:

There are numerous books written about Jewish mysticism, kabbalah, and the Zohar (Book of Radiance). The Zohar is written in code through the use of symbolism, euphemisms, figures of speech, ancient phraseology, and the Hebrew Bible or Tenakh. Tenakh is an acronym formed from the initial Hebrew letters of Masoretic Text’s three traditional subdivisions (Torah - the Five Books of Moses, Nevi’im - Prophets, and Ketuvim - writings). Thanks to the incredible scholarship of Professor Daniel Matt from Berkeley California the codes of the Zohar have become more comprehensible to the inquisitive reader. It was because of Professor Matt’s translation, explanations, and notes on the Zohar in his first seven volumes that I was moved to write this book. ”The Zohar is firmly rooted in tradition but thrives on discovery.”

The Revelation of The Book of Zohar in Our Time

The Revelation of The Book of Zohar in Our Time
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Laitman Kabbalah Publishers
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2010-05-05
ISBN: 1897448430
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Revelation of The Book of Zohar in Our Time Book Excerpt:

The Revelation of The Book of Zohar in Our Time aims to help guide a person's approach toward studying The Zohar in order to reap the most benefit from its reading. It is built of quotes by Dr. Michael Laitman from the Daily Zohar Lessons, and answers to questions of students, that aim to clarify: The revelation of The Zohar in our time The approach to studying The ZoharThe effort during the study of The ZoharConfusion and disturbances while studying The ZoharThe Zohar & bonding with others

The Zohar Parashat Be reshit Parashat Noa

The Zohar  Parashat Be reshit   Parashat Noa
Author: Daniel Chanan Matt
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 596
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bible
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Zohar Parashat Be reshit Parashat Noa Book Excerpt:

The Zohar is a mystical commentary on the Torah that is the basis for Kabbalah. This is a difficult book to translate. Matt, who has taught Jewish mysticism at Stanford University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, is working his way through the book, giving a comprehensive annotation that offers background and explanations of the text, both his own and those of other scholars.

The Zohar Parashat Lekh lekha Parashat a yetse

The Zohar  Parashat Lekh lekha   Parashat    a yetse
Author: Daniel Chanan Matt
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 482
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bible
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Zohar Parashat Lekh lekha Parashat a yetse Book Excerpt:

The Zohar is a mystical commentary on the Torah that is the basis for Kabbalah. This is a difficult book to translate. Matt, who has taught Jewish mysticism at Stanford University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, is working his way through the book, giving a comprehensive annotation that offers background and explanations of the text, both his own and those of other scholars.

Cyclopaedia of Biblical Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Cyclopaedia of Biblical  Theological  and Ecclesiastical Literature
Author: John McClintock
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1098
Release: 1889
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cyclopaedia of Biblical Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature Book Excerpt:

Mystical Resistance

Mystical Resistance
Author: Ellen D. Haskell
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-07-01
ISBN: 0190612894
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mystical Resistance Book Excerpt:

The thirteenth-century Jewish mystical classic Sefer ha-Zohar (The Book of Splendor), commonly known as the Zohar, took shape against a backdrop of rising anti-Judaism in Spain. Mystical Resistance reveals that in addition to the Zohar's role as a theological masterpiece, its kabbalistic teachings offer passionate and knowledgeable critiques of Christian majority culture. During the Zohar's development, Christian friars implemented new missionizing strategies, forced Jewish attendance at religious disputations, and seized and censored Jewish books. In response, the kabbalists who composed the Zohar crafted strategically subversive narratives aimed at diminishing Christian authority. Hidden between the lines of its fascinating stories, the Zohar makes daring assertions that challenge themes important to medieval Christianity, including Christ's Passion and ascension, the mendicant friars' new missionizing strategies, and Gothic art's claims of Christian dominion. These assertions rely on an intimate and complex knowledge of Christianity gleaned from rabbinic sources, polemic literature, public Church art, and encounters between Christians and Jews. Much of the kabbalists' subversive discourse reflects language employed by writers under oppressive political regimes, treading a delicate line between public and private, power and powerlessness, subservience and defiance. By placing the Zohar in its thirteenth-century context, Haskell opens this text as a rich and fruitful source of Jewish cultural testimony produced at the epicenter of sweeping changes in the relationship between medieval Western Europe's Christian majority and its Jewish minority.

Cyclop dia of Biblical Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Cyclop  dia of Biblical  Theological  and Ecclesiastical Literature
Author: John McClintock
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1894
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bible
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cyclop dia of Biblical Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature Book Excerpt:

Black and Slave

Black and Slave
Author: David M. Goldenberg
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 369
Release: 2017-05-22
ISBN: 3110522470
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black and Slave Book Excerpt:

The series Studies of the Bible and Its Reception (SBR) publishes monographs and collected volumes which explore the reception history of the Bible in a wide variety of academic and cultural contexts. Closely linked to the multi-volume project Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (EBR), this book series is a publication platform for works which cover the broad field of reception history of the Bible in various religious traditions, historical periods, and cultural fields. Volumes in this series aim to present the material of reception processes or to develop methodological discussions in more detail, enabling authors and readers to more deeply engage and understand the dynamics of biblical reception in a wide variety of academic fields. Further information on „The Bible and Its Reception“.

Cyclopedia of Biblical Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Cyclopedia of Biblical  Theological  and Ecclesiastical Literature
Author: John McClintock
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1098
Release: 1887
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bible
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cyclopedia of Biblical Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature Book Excerpt:

The Scientism Delusion Techno Mysticism And Techno Spiritual Warfare Exploring the Connections Between Scientism and Luciferianism

The Scientism Delusion Techno Mysticism And Techno Spiritual Warfare Exploring the Connections Between Scientism and Luciferianism
Author: Gregory Garrett
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1387593986
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Scientism Delusion Techno Mysticism And Techno Spiritual Warfare Exploring the Connections Between Scientism and Luciferianism Book Excerpt:

With Reverence for the Word

With Reverence for the Word
Author: Jane Dammen McAuliffe,Barry D. Walfish,Joseph Ward Goering
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2003-01-02
ISBN: 0195137272
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

With Reverence for the Word Book Excerpt:

This volume is a trilateral exploration of medieval scriptural interpretation. It examines and discusses the vast literature the three exegetical traditions created in the Middle Ages - a literature of great diversity but also one of numerous cross-cultural similarities.

Absorbing Perfections

Absorbing Perfections
Author: Moshe Idel
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2008-10-01
ISBN: 0300135076
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Absorbing Perfections Book Excerpt:

In this wide-ranging discussion of Kabbalah—from the mystical trends of medieval Judaism to modern Hasidism—one of the world’s foremost scholars considers different visions of the nature of the sacred text and of the methods to interpret it. Moshe Idel takes as a starting point the fact that the postbiblical Jewish world lost its geographical center with the destruction of the temple and so was left with a textual center, the Holy Book. Idel argues that a text-oriented religion produced language-centered forms of mysticism. Against this background, the author demonstrates how various Jewish mystics amplified the content of the Scriptures so as to include everything: the world, or God, for example. Thus the text becomes a major realm for contemplation, and the interpretation of the text frequently becomes an encounter with the deepest realms of reality. Idel delineates the particular hermeneutics belonging to Jewish mysticism, investigates the progressive filling of the text with secrets and hidden levels of meaning, and considers in detail the various interpretive strategies needed to decodify the arcane dimensions of the text.