The Kabbalist at Work

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jewish mysticism ucsb fall 2015 - Jewish Mysticism... There are, as will be shown more fully in a later chapter, some obvious resemblances between these ten creative potentialities of the Talmud, and the Ten Sefirot of our Book and of the medi�val Kabbalah (though the resemblances between those of the Talmud and of the Kabbalah are considerably stronger than the resemblances between those of the Talmud and our Book Yetsirah). The culture and practices of Sephardic J... kabbalists Moses Cordovero and Isaac Luria both moved to the Galilean village of Safed (or Tzfat in Hebrew Hebrew is the ancient language of the Israelites in which the Bible and most of Jewish liturgy is written.) and founded a center of Jewish learning and spirituality.

Pages: 258

Publisher: Bet El Trust (April 20, 2016)

ISBN: 1909171379

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