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

Jonathan Garb

Abstract

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 New Age. This book provides a broad overview of the major trends in contemporary Kabbalah together with in-depth discussions of major figures and schools. It places the “kabbalistic Renaissance” within the global context of the rise of other forms of spirituality, including Sufism and Tibetan Buddhism. The book shows how Kabbalah has been transformed by the events of the Holocaust and, following the ... More

Keywords: Kabbalah, Jewish mystical movement, social movement, New Age, kabbalistic Renaissance, spirituality, Sufism, Tibetan Buddhism, Holocaust, aliyah

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780300123944
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300123944.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan Garb, author