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Absorbing PerfectionsKabbalah and Interpretation

Absorbing Perfections: Kabbalah and Interpretation

Moshe Idel

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300083798
eISBN:
9780300135077
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300083798.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

In this wide-ranging discussion of Kabbalah—from the mystical trends of medieval Judaism to modern Hasidism—this book considers different visions of the nature of the sacred text and of the methods ... More

The Chosen Will Become HerdsStudies in Twentieth-Century Kabbalah

The Chosen Will Become Herds: Studies in Twentieth-Century Kabbalah

Jonathan Garb

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300123944
eISBN:
9780300155044
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300123944.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The popularity of Kabbalah, a Jewish mystical movement at least 900 years old, has grown astonishingly within the context of the vast and ever-expanding social movement commonly referred to as the ... More

Divided SoulsConverts from Judaism in Germany, 1500-1750

Divided Souls: Converts from Judaism in Germany, 1500-1750

Elisheva Carlebach

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300084108
eISBN:
9780300133066
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300084108.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book reevaluates the place of converts from Judaism in the narrative of Jewish history. Long considered beyond the pale of Jewish historiography, converts played a central role in shaping both ... More

The Formation of the Jewish Canon

The Formation of the Jewish Canon

Timothy H. Lim

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780300164343
eISBN:
9780300164954
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300164343.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls provides unprecedented insight into the nature of the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament before its fixation. This book presents a complete account of the formation ... More

Friendship in the Hebrew Bible

Friendship in the Hebrew Bible

Saul M. Olyan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300182682
eISBN:
9780300184228
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300182682.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Friendship, though a topic of considerable humanistic and cross disciplinary interest in the contemporary academy, has mainly been ignored by scholars of the Hebrew Bible, possibly on account of its ... More

KabbalahA Neurocognitive Approach to Mystical Experiences

Kabbalah: A Neurocognitive Approach to Mystical Experiences

Shahar Arzy and Moshe Idel

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300152364
eISBN:
9780300152371
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300152364.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The human body and self play a prominent role in mysticism. Various mystics endeavoured to achieve altered bodily states such as a feeling of their body expanding beyond its physical limits, a ... More

Kabbalah in Italy, 1280-1510A Survey

Kabbalah in Italy, 1280-1510: A Survey

Moshe Idel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300126266
eISBN:
9780300155877
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300126266.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This sweeping survey of the history of Kabbalah in Italy charts the ways that Kabbalistic thought and literature developed in Italy and how its unique geographical situation facilitated the arrival ... More

The Letters of Menakhem-Mendl and Sheyne-Sheyndl and Motl, the Cantor's Son

The Letters of Menakhem-Mendl and Sheyne-Sheyndl and Motl, the Cantor's Son

Sholem Aleichem

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092462
eISBN:
9780300128635
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092462.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book presents an outstanding new translation of two favorite comic novels by the preeminent Yiddish writer Sholem Aleichem. The Letters of Menakhem-Mendl and Sheyne-Sheyndl portrays a tumultuous ... More

Numbered DaysDiaries and the Holocaust

Numbered Days: Diaries and the Holocaust

Alexandra Garbarini

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300112528
eISBN:
9780300135039
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300112528.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

As the Nazis swept across Europe during World War II, Jewish victims wrote diaries in which they grappled with the terror unfolding around them. Some wrote simply to process the contradictory bits of ... More

A Social History of HebrewIts Origins Through the Rabbinic Period

A Social History of Hebrew: Its Origins Through the Rabbinic Period

William M. Schniedewind

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780300176681
eISBN:
9780300199109
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300176681.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book is the first major work treating the early history of Hebrew from a sociolinguistic perspective. It chronicles the relationship between language and society and emphasizes the distinction ... More

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