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Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism


72 - Isaiah Tishby, The Doctrine of Evil and the Shell in Lurianic Kabbalah, Translated by David Solomon, (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 72), 222 pages, ISBN 978-1-933379-50-0 IN ENGLISH. The publication of an English translation of the foundational study of Lurianic Kabbalah by Isaiah Tishby is a major event for religious studies and all those who wish to gain a better understanding of Kabbalistic literature. Access to the Lurianic corpus is extremely limited given the dense and enigmatic style of the various Hebrew writings that comprise this immense corpus. There are very few programmatic studies of its central themes and most all of those are available only in Hebrew, often mirroring the opaque character of its sources. This may be inevitable for studies written in the language of the primary sources, which often boast a faithfulness to the original as they claim to preserve the multiple meanings contained within any expression or passage, but ultimately circumvent the difficult task of deciding on its contextual meaning. Isaiah Tishby advanced the study of this corpus with painstaking analysis and comparisons of all the major texts as he interpreted the main themes regarding the problem of evil. Even so, his contribution is taken to new heights in the meticulous translation of David Solomon who rendered both the Lurianic sources and Tishbys interpretations into clear prose that provides unfettered access to what is arguably the most esoteric body of Kabbalistic literature. In this sense, the English translation before you is not the lesser shadow of the original Hebrew study, but perhaps a more important exposition of the study of Lurianic Kabbalah and its presentation of Tishbys contribution. $52


71 - Rabbi Abraham Yakhini: Vavey ha-Ammudim , : , by Noam Lefler (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 71), two volumes, 270+232 pages, sold as a set, in HEBREW, 2022, ISBN 978-1-933379-98-2. Rabbi Abraham Yakhini was one of the most acclaimed Lurianic Kabbalists of the mid-17th century and a prominent figure in the Sabbatean leadership. In his last book, Vavey ha-Ammudim, Yakhini presented a sophisticated Lurianic manifesto that explains the death of Sabbatai Sevi and his support Abraham Miguel Cardozos campaign in the struggle over the leadership of the Sabbatean movement. Vavey ha-Ammudim was written in 1681-1682 due to Cardozos proclamation of himself as Messiah ben Joseph and his prophecy of the last redemption in Constantinople during Passover 1682. However, Yakhini died in the Autumn of 1682 and did not witness the falsification of Cardozos prophecy, his deportation from the capital city and his renunciation of his messianic title. $104 for set of two volumes


70 - Moses Cordoveros Angels: Kabbalah and Magic, by Yoed Kadary ' : , in Hebrew (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 70; 2022, 420 pages, ISBN 978-1-933379-97-5). This book offers a sustained reading of R. Moses Cordoveros writings on magic and practical Kabbalah and analyzes the role of angels in theory and practice. As a study on subjects that were marginalized in past studies of the works of major Kabbalists, this monograph advances the field in a reassessing the intellectual profile of this prolific and influential Kabbalist. $52


69 - Physiognomy, Chiromancy and Guardian Angels in the Esoteric Writings of the German Pietists, by Irmi Dubrau (in HEBREW), , (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 69; 2022, 236 pages, ISBN 978-1-933379-94-4). This book is a major contribution to the study of medieval Jewish esotericism and magic with a focus on Physiognomy, Chiromancy, metoposcopy and various related angelogical traditions in the writings of the German Pietists. The study of these traditions finds its place within a rich heritage of Jewish magical and Kabbalistic traditions throughout the ages. $52


68 - The Esoteric Abridgement of Nahmanides Commentary on the Torah: A Critical Edition, by Yossi Greenfield " : , (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 68; 2022, 256 pages, ISBN 978-1-933379-93-7). Nahmanides Commentary on the Torah is one of the most important commentaries ever written including for the Kabbalists who sought to understand the esoteric passages presented by Nahmanides By the Way of Truth (al derekh ha-emet). As early as thirteenth century an esoteric abridgement of his commentary circulated in manuscript form and is published here for the first time in a critical edition with an introductory study positioning this document in the history of esoteric writing amongst the early Kabbalists. $52


67 - Israel and the Archons of the Nations: War, Purity and Impurity: Three Commentaries on the Ten Sefirot Attributed to R. Joseph Giqatilla, by Naama Ben-Shachar -, : , - ' ' (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 67; 2021, 206 pages, ISBN 978-1-933379-87-6, in Hebrew). This volume amounts to a sustained engagement with the themes and texts about evil in the theosophical works of the late thirteenth-century Kabbalist, R. Joseph Giqatilla. The study published for the first time the three Commentaries on the Ten Sefirot attributed to Giqatilla which focus on the struggle between Israel and the Archons of the Nations, and the war that takes place, throughout history, in heaven and earth. The volume provides critical editions, accompanied by detailed commentary and philological examinations of these three commentaries as well as other works attributed to Giqatilla, Sod ha-Qedushah (The Secret of Sanctity) and Sod ha-Nahash (The Secret of the Serpent). $52


66 - The Gate of Intention: R. Isaac ben Shmuel of Acre and Its Reception, by Moshe Idel (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 66; 2020, 234 pages, ISBN 978-1-933379-76-0, in English). This monograph offers a detailed study of a short, fascinating and enigmatic text which bears the title Shaar ha-Kavvanah in many manuscripts. It was printed for the first time by Gershom Scholem and attributed by him to R. Azriel of Gerona. This volume includes a new edition of the Hebrew text, accompanied by a new English translation and detailed notes. It further offers a new interpretation of its context, its affinities to R. Isaac of Acre and other texts, as well as discussions of the manuscripts that contain this text, and its reverberations in Kabbalistic literature. The study demonstrates that this anonymous text was written sometime at the end of the thirteenth century in Spain. $52


65 - Kabbalistic Yiddish: Aaron Zeitlins Mystical-Messianic Poetics, by Nathan Wolski, with a foreword by Yitskhok Niborski (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 65; 2020, 386 pages, ISBN 978-1-933379-85-2, in English with bilingual presentation of poems) This study presents annotated translations and analyses of Aaron Zeitlins (1898-1973) neo-kabbalistic Yiddish poems written during the 1920s in Warsaw. Fusing deep zoharic knowledge with Yiddish avant-garde/modernist poetic form, Zeitlins cosmic poetry represents a unique moment both in the history of Kabbalah and in the history of Yiddish literature. Metatron (a book length poem), Keter, and Yosef della Reina reveal a deep mythopoetic imagination writing at the intersection of messianism and mysticism. With a Yiddish foreword by Yitskhok Niborski. $52


63, 64 The Book of Angels Attributed to Rabbi Judah the Pious: A Critical Edition and Study of its Editorial Tradition in Manuscripts by Inbal Gur Ben Yitzhak; ' : (Sources and Studies in Literature of Jewish Mysticism 63, 64); 2020, 457 pages, ISBN 9781933379838 IN HEBREW. TWO VOLUMES, SOLD ONLY AS A SET.

This book offers a study of texts attributed to Rabbi Judah the Pious in manuscript and presents a critical edition to The Book of Angels that is based on Ms. Vienna 236 (Ms. Shonak 3, copied in the 15th century) with three other versions from additional manuscript witnesses. The study provides a review of the research regarding R. Judah and investigates the way R. Judah was invented as an author. Further, this study deals with the editorial tradition of the German Pietists. Likewise, the study defends the methodological choice implemented in this edition of these manuscript texts of the German Pietists. The first volume contains an historical and philological inquiry. The second volume contains the critical edition. First, an edition of Ms. Vienna 236 is presented which is followed by a description and commentary of the text. Then, an edition of the text copied Ms. Oxford, Opp. 540 (Neubauer 1567) is presented, followed by a synoptic edition of all the witnesses. Finally, the study offers a list of manuscript works attributed to R. Judah the Pious. IN HEBREW $98


62 - The Life of a Manuscript: A Copy of R. Isaac Lurias Peirush Sifra Detzniuta, The Story of Its Production in Safed and Its Annotation in Italy by R. Menahem Azariah da Fano, study and edition by Avi Kallenbach " " (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 62); 2020, 314 pages, ISBN978-1-933379-84-5. IN HEBREW.

This study is dedicated to a single kabbalistic manuscript from the Benayahu Collection a copy of R. Isaac Lurias Peirush Sifra Detzniuta. The manuscript, copied in Safed at the very end of the sixteenth century, was sent to Italy where it was meticulously edited and marked up by the prominent halakhist and kabbalist R. Menahem Azaria da Fano. The study explores the nature of Fanos emendations, dissects his interpretative glosses, and demonstrates the profound textual influence the manuscript exerted on other copies of the work produced in Italy during the period. Among other thing, it shows how R. Menahem Azariah da Fano read Lurias work through an intertextual lens, using a wide range of kabbalistic works and concepts to inform his comments and edits. The short study is followed by a full facsimile edition of the manuscript with each colored photo of the manuscript facing a full transcription of both the main text as well as Fanos corrections and marginalia. The study represents an important contribution to the history of reading practices and an example of applying the methodologies of New Philology to the study and editing of kabbalistic manuscripts. $72



61 - Who is a BBeautiful Maiden without Eyes and the Riddle of the Tayʿa: A Chapter in the History of Kabbalah in the Second Half of the Thirteenth Century, by Oded Porat. " " : ", (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 61); 2019, 352 pages, ISBN 978-1-933379-81-4, in Hebrew. This study offers a full analysis of the text of the riddle of the Taya, found at the beginning of Sabba de-Mishpatim section of the Zohar, followed by an historical discussion of the role of the writings of R. Yitzhak ha-Cohen and R. Moshe of Burgos as sources to a specific doctrine found in what appears to be the early sections of the Zohar. The text is examined through its sources, displaying a range of inner Jewish traditions from post-biblical literature to the late midrash, that reveal a specific system of thought presented by the text of the riddle. This discussion presents myth as created from real zoological features and uses precise scientific tools, especially taxonomy, to determine the identification of each part of the riddle. The book then moves to present the writings of these two kabbalists, their place in the history of Kabbalah and their contributions to the main features of Zoharic writing, such as the use of pseudepigraphy and Aramaic, as well as the main interest in the doctrine of evil, that served as the foundations for Zoharic sections dealing with this subject. The book does not necessitate a linear reading. $52


60 - The Writings of R. Yitzhak ben Yaʿakov haCohen and R. Moshe (Zinfa) of Burgos, edited by Oded Porat. ' ' () , (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 60; 2019, 328 pages, ISBN 978-1-933379-80-7, in Hebrew). Full critical editions for the entire known corpus of these two kabbalists, active by the second half of the thirteenth century, are represented here. These authors are the main known kabbalists whose interest in the doctrine of evil fills almost all of their interest in Kabbalah, and are the sole speakers on this issue in their time, except for R. Todros Abulafia, before the composition of evil sections in the Zohar. These editions complete the work of Gershom Scholem in the late 20's and early 30's of the previous century in collecting and printing their writings, through a comprehensive collection of Hebrew manuscripts, some were not available to him. Thus, a few new or undiscussed treatises from these two authors is presented. Aside the writings that has their clear authorship, this volume presents appendixes to their writings, who reveal similar writing tendencies and very close affinities to their original works, thus they too should be regarded as their own. The historical and textual prefaces to these writings are to be found in the next volume that discusses the riddle of the Tayʿa. $52

59 - Kabbalistic Works by R. Azriel: of Girona, edited by Oded Porat. ' : , (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 59); 2019, 268 pages, ISBN 978-1-933379-79-1, in Hebrew. This volume presents fully annotated critical editions of R. Azriel's writings, except for his Commentary on Aggadot, printed by Tishbi. It contains all his known compositions, including his daily prayers commentary and his commentaries to Rosh haShannah prayers, his small commentaries for the Sh'mah Israel and Amen, the Kadish and Kedusha sayings, as well as his theoretical treatises of The way of heresy and the way of faith, his epistle to Burgos, his commentary on Sefer Yetzirah and his famous Sha'ar haShoel (The gateway of the inquirer). These compositions present his unique enterprise in providing literal commentary on most of the daily and regular prayers, along with commentaries to the divine Names and theoretical definitions of the Sefiroth and Ein Sof. Thus, a full scope of this prime kabbalist's compositions, active in Girona during a few early decades of the thirteenth century, is presented here, which represents his unique terms and system of thought. Along with his writing, this volume provides critical editions of five recensions of Sacrifice secrets, and the known Gate of Intention of the prime kabbalists (Sha'ar haKavvanah le-Mequbbalim Rishonim), to provide these closeby treatises that are not to be included within R. Azriel's exclusive composition, that did not gained a succeeding development in later stages of Kabbalah. $52


58 - Founding of the Circle: Rudiments of Esse and Linguistic Creation in The Book of Fountain of Wisdom and its Related Treatises, by Oded Porat. " ": , (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 58); 2019, 584 pages, ISBN 9781933379784. A Textual analysis and a philological examination, with an historic perspective, followed by phenomenological, linguistic and ideological perspectives, provides here the research of The book of fountain of wisdom, a most unique piece of early kabbalists in southern France by the early decades of the thirteenth century. This piece, regarded as a mystical guide or as a Jewish Sutra, is further examined as one of the prime sources of Iyyun literature, a corpus of anonymous texts that gains here its scholarly assessment. Further characterizations of Sefer Ma'ayan haHokhmah's unique binary-circular phenomenology, where opposites do not collide in each other but remain each on their own virtues, is applied to construct unique linguistic structures that allows the source, the stratum of linguistic signs and the stratum of performative language to work in a coordinated structure and to establish what is termed here, for the first time in the history of religious studies, as Positive Theology. The binary-circular framework serves as an unified explanation for the phenomenological, textual, historical, linguistic and theological structures of this book and its relations with Iyyun literature and other early kabbalists. $52


57 - Two Early Translations to Saʿadia Gaon: Book of Doctrines and Beliefs and his Commentary on Sefer Yetzirah, edited by Oded Porat. : , (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 57); 2019, 408 pages, ISBN 978-1-933379-77-7, in Hebrew. Two major books by Rav Saʿadia Gaon, originally written in Arabic, are presented here in their early Hebrew translations. The translation to Book of Doctrines and Beliefs, the first comprehensive book of Jewish philosophy, was translated, as it appears in the text, in 988 A.D., 55 years after its completion by Saʿadia. It was mistakenly regarded by scholars as a Paraphrase to Saʿadia's book, but it is a very accurate translation, though it includes many additions to its source, that expands and explains Saʿadia's composition. It reveals a most unique stratum of Hebrew that belongs to the Kalirian school of Hebrew piyyut and provides some highly creative terms, rich vocabulary and unique linguistic forms and roots in this extensive piece. It was known in German pietism and in southern France by early Middle Ages. The second translation of Saadia's Commentary on Sefer Yetzira, that preceded his mentioned book by two years, was translated by R. Moshe ben Yosef haDayyan of Lucena, probably toward the end of the 12th century in Langedouc. It was known to early kabbalists who developed, among other issues, their theory of the effect of pronunciation of divine Names in the air, based on Saʿadia's ideas. $52


56 - Up In Arms: Images of Knights and the Divine Chariot in Esoteric Ashkenazi Manuscripts of the Middle Ages, by Sara Offenberg, (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 56) ISBN 9781933379821, in English, 240 pages, This study is designed to illuminate the reflection of esoteric ideas in Hebrew illuminated manuscripts from the thirteenth to the fifteenth century in Ashkenaz (German lands), with a focus on images of knights and Ezekiel's vision of the divine Chariot. It is divided into three parts according to manuscript genres: Prayer books, Masoretic Bibles, and a Passover Haggadah. It provides a comprehensive description of texts and illuminations concerned with the ideas of the Hekhalot literature and two principal esoteric traditions in Ashkenaz: the Qalonymus family Rabbi Judah the Pious (d. 1217)and his student Rabbi Eleazar of Worms, as well as Rabbi Judah's grandson, Rabbi Eleazar ben Moshe the preacher; and Rabbi Nehemiah ben Shlomo Troestlin, the Prophet from Erfurt, active in the first third of the thirteenth century. The book examines the images and the texts together in conjunction with military history.The novelty of this study is in a holistic reappraisal of the manner in which we think about illustration in connection with text, the Christian milieu, and the possible meaning the images had for the patron. $42


55 - The Yanuqa of Rav Hamnuna Sava: Analysis and Critical Edition of the Yanuqa Story (Zohar III, 186a-192a), by Jonatan Benarroch, : ' ' (, ", "- ") (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 55) in Hebrew, ISBN 9781933379739, 292 pages. The Yanuqa of Rav Hamnuna Sava: Analysis and Critical Edition of the Yanuqa Story (Zohar III, 186a-192a), by Jonatan M. Benarroch (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 55), 2019, 292 pages, ISBN 978-1-933379-73-9 in Hebrew. This monograph offers a literary analysis and a synoptic critical edition of the Yanuqa story printed in Zohar III, 186a-192a. This study contains a detailed literary analysis of the poetic and mythopoeic aspects of the Zoharic Yanuqa story, alongside a critical edition that explores the evidence and analysis of three editing stages of this Zoharic story. This monograph contributes to the understanding of the poetic mechanisms that construct the mythopoeic dimensions of this Zoharic story. This study specifically explores the means by which the figures of Rav Hamnuna Sava (the wise old man) and the Yanuqa (the Zoharic wunderkind), are transformed from being narrative characters to mythical figures, portrayed as mythopoeic incarnations of God and his Son. $42


54 - Gershom Scholem, Parashat ha-Shabtaut, Annotated and Introduced by Avi Elqayam, , (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 54) 2019 in Hebrew, ISBN 978-1-933379-71-5 in Hebrew, 366 pages. Parashat ha-Shabtaut includes some 45 lectures on the Sabbatean movement, from its inception to its decline, that Gershom Scholem gave at the Hebrew University (1954-55). His then-student, Rivka Schatz (1927-1992), published them as early as that same year, under the title Parashat ha-Shabtaut. Elqayam has edited, and introduced this book, updating the research in the notes. This edition makes a highly significant contribution to understanding one of the principal research enterprises in Jewish Studies of the previous generation. $42


53 - Emanation and Philosophy of Language: An Introduction to Joseph ben Abraham Giqatilla, by Federico Dal Bo, (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 53) 452 pages, in English. ISBN, 9781933379708, Rabbi Joseph ben Abraham Giqatilla (1248 c. 1325) is considered the most representative figure of a stream of Jewish mysticism devoted in particular to the investigation of the mysteries of the divine names. Giqatilla believes that any appellative which Scripture attributes to God represents the very matrix of the universe. The present monograph intends to provide a comprehensive illustration of his thought, his Rabbinical education, and his relationship with other prominent qabbalists in thirteenth-century SpainAbraham Abulafia and Moshe de Leon. Most of the previous scholarship shares the problematic assumption that there would be a dramatic distinction between an 'early' and 'later' Giqatilla and that this would have reverberated into form, style, and content. On the contrary, the present monograph maintains the fundamental assumption that specific differences between the young and older Giqatilla shall not rule out the possibility of reading his entire speculation in a unitary, evolutionary perspective. Therefore, it argues that here are three periods in Giqatilla's speculationa 'philosophical' one, a 'theosophical' one, and a 'theological-political' one. $42


52 - Transgression of the Torah and the Rectification of God: The Theosophy of Idra Rabba in the Zohar and Its Unique Status in Thirteenth-Century Spanish Kabbalah, by Neta Sobol, : " (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 52) in Hebrew, 200 pages, ISBN 9781933379623. Idra Rabba is one of the most influential literary units of the Zohar. This unit combines a developed literary plot, with a most daring interpretation to the Torah. The exegesis of Idra Rabba reveals a unique Theosophy which stands out even when appreciated in the context of Kabbalistic discourse. This book offers a detailed analysis of the theosophy of Idra Rabba, with a twofold focus. Based on vast research of Zoharic manuscripts, this study analyzes the processes of creation, integration and the process by which this unique theosophy comes into being. Further, based on detailed analysis of other zoharic literary units as well as other Kabbalistic writings, this study positions the theosophy and story of the Idra in thirteenth- and fourteenth-century Kabbalah and awards it its unique and revolutionary status. $42


51 - Sefer Hibbur Amudei Sheva by R. Aaron Zelig ben Moshe, Cracow 1675: A Chapter in the History of Textual Criticism to the Editio Princeps of the Book of the Zohar, Cremona 1558 - A Facsimile Edition from the Exemplar of the Collection of N. H. Van Biema of Amsterdam Held in the National Library of Israel, with an introduction by Daniel Abrams (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 51), 114 pp., in HEBREW, 2017, ISBN 9781933379616. This work is the most detailed textual study of the first edition of the Zohar to the Torah. Only three copies of this book are known to exist and the entire volume is presented here in color facsimile with an extensive introduction about the history of critical reactions to the text, order and identity of the literary units which comprise the Zohar as a printed book. $42


50 -Israel Hazan: Commentary on Psalms, : , by Noam Lefler (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 50), 328 pp., in HEBREW, 2016, ISBN 978193337960-9. Rabbi Israel Chazan wrote his Commentary on Psalms between the death of Sabbatai  Sevi  and that of Nathan of Gaza. In his commentary he offers a variety of Sabbatean interpretations to biblical verses and Zoharic passages just before the time of mass conversions in Salonica and the formation of underground Sabbatean communities. $42


49 - Modern Kabbalah as an Autonomous Domain of Research: Lecture Delivered at the Ceremony for the Gershom Scholem Prize for Kabbalah Scholarship at the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities on the Anniversary of Gershom Scholems Birth December 9, 2014, by Jonathan Garb : " ", . (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 49), 2016, 118 pp. in HEBREW, ISBN 9781933379579. The monograph seeks to establish the autonomy (though by no means independence) of modern Kabbalah as an autonomous domain of research. On the intrinsic level, modern Kabbalistic writings can be shown to reflect a strong awareness of its autonomy from pre-modern sources and practices. On the extrinsic level, their autonomy reflects both the new sway of Kabbalah in large areas of Jewish life, including Halakha, exegesis, liturgy and custom, as well as the constantly accelerating impact of modernity on the Jewish world and its surroundings. Thus, modern Kabbalists shall be shown to respond in increasing detail to new technology, geopolitical shifts and other modern developments. $26


48 - R. Jonathan Eibeschütz, And I Came this Day unto the Fountain, , Critically Edited and Introduced by Paweł Maciejko, With Additional Studies by Noam Lefler, Jonatan Benarroch and Shai Alleson Gerberg, 2016 SECOND REVISED EDITION (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 48), 2016, 360 pp., in Hebrew, ISBN 9781933379593. This book is undoubtedly the most contentious work of Sabbatian Kabbalah, and arguably even the most contentious theological work of early modern Ashkenazi Judaism. The book surfaced in Germany around 1725 and generated one of the most heated controversies of Judaism at that time. Although distributed anonymously, most contemporary observers attributed it to the rabbinic prodigy, Rabbi Jonathan Eibeschütz of Prague; this attribution has been confirmed by modern scholarship. The edition brings a critically edited and annotated text of Va-Avo established on the basis of manuscripts housed in Oxford and Jerusalem, as well as several essays interpreting its theological doctrines. $42


47 - Bodily Rituals in Jewish Mysticism: The Intensification of Cultic Hand Gestures by Medieval Kabbalists, by Maurizio Mottolese (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 47), 360 pages, in ENGLISH, ISBN 1-933379-58-6). The kabbalistic concern with halakhic precepts, practices and customs has received greater attention in recent scholarship. The present book contributes to this turn with an inquiry into the integration of law and mysticism, rites and myths, experience and speculations in major segments of the Jewish lore. It also calls for an extensive adoption of tools and grids that are currently employed in religious studies, under the impact of the research on ritual forms, language and meaning in anthropology and semiotics. The focus of the inquiry is the effort of thirteenth- and fourteenth century kabbalistic circles to re-signify and revive some daily cultic manual gestures, such as the washing of the hands, the wearing of the phylacteries, and the upraising of the palms. In fact, their mystical commentaries remolded in detail the whole interplay of verbal and nonverbal actsor, linguistic sides, bodily aspects and inner dimensionscharacterizing the traditional liturgical life. $42


46 - Commentary to Sefer Yesira Attributed to R. Saadia Gaon, , by Naama Ben-Shachar, (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 46), 464 pages, in HEBREW, ISBN 1-933379-51-0. The Commentary to Sefer Yesira Attributed to R. Saadia Gaon is one of the most widespread works of its genre. Nevertheless, it has been printed only partially in traditional editions. This new volume provides a critical edition with variants, commentary and an introductory study that places the work in its historical context. This is the first known work of Jewish mysticism that contains traditions of the special cherub. It also contains traditions about the creation of a golem. $42


45 - Human Self-Perfection: A Re-Assessment of Kabbalistic Musar-Literature of Sixteenth-Century Safed, by P Patrick B. Koch, (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 45), 264 pages, in English, 2015, ISBN 978-1-56581-231-4. In the wake of the Ottoman conquest of Palestine, Jews from all over the Mediterranean area and beyond settled in the Galilean town of Safed.This constellation created an atmosphere of spiritual productivity that is arguably unequalled in the history of Jewish mysticism. The uniqueness of Safeds literary output has been subject to numerous studies, particularly in Kabbalah scholarship. In contrast, the wide range of musar-literature written during the second half of the sixteenth century remains proportionally under-represented. Focusing on notions of human self-perfection, this book examines how the Safedian authors derived numerous strategies of individual self-improvement from rabbinic, philosophical, Kabbalistic, and earlier musar-writings, thereby offering to their readers a great variety of transformative practices that are designed to enable the individual to draw closer to the divine. By emphasizing the mystical-spiritual quality of musar, the present study challenges the dominant scholarly position, which understands the genre first and foremost as Jewish ethical literature. The book offers a thorough analysis of the major topics of Safedian musar, as well as a cross-cultural reading that compares the Jewish musar-approach with Christian and Islamic traditions of spiritual guidance. Furthermore, it presents the first comprehensive survey of the history of academic research on musar, from the beginnings of the Wissenschaft des Judentums to contemporary scholarship. $42


44 - A Fifteenth-Century Manuscript of Jewish Magic: MS New York Public Library, Heb. 190 (Formerly Sassoon 56), Introduction, Annotated Edition and Facsimile, by Gideon Bohak. " , 190 ( 56) , (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 44), in HEBREW: Volume 1 328 pages, Study and Edition, Black and White Printing; Volume 2, 272 pages. ISBN 1-933379-49-9. SOLD AS A TWO VOLUME SET. The Jewish magical tradition was transmitted from generation to generation both orally and via manuscripts, which are well attested at least from the tenth to the twentieth centuries. Many hundreds, and perhaps even thousands, of manuscripts of Jewish magic have survived, and are available in public and private collections all over the world. And yet, no attempt has ever been made to penetrate this world in a systematic manner, or to edit any single manuscript of Jewish magic in its entirety. Hence the importance of the present edition, of a fifteenth-century manuscript, copied somewhere in the Arabic-speaking world by a Jewish scribe, Moses son of Jacob and Marhaba, and containing both Kabbalistic texts and an endless stream of magical recipes for every imaginable purpose. The edition of the manuscript is annotated with copious footnotes, is preceded by a detailed introduction and followed by detailed indices, and is accompanied by a color facsimile of the entire manuscript. $120


43 - Megalleh Amuqot The Enoch-Metatron Tradition in the Kabbalah of Nathan Neta Shapira of Kraków (1585-1633) by Agata Paluch, 2014 (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 43), 216 pp., in English, ISBN 1-933379-46-4. Nathan Neta ben Shlomo Shapira (1585-1633), the most famous kabbalist stemming from the Jewish intellectual environment of Poland, has remained one of the least studied figures in modern scholarship. Shapira is generally acknowledged as the most important early-modern Ashkenazi kabbalist, whose influence on later Eastern-European mystical circles is well attested. His major treatise, Megalleh Amuqot, one the most complex kabbalistic texts ever written, combines variegated strata of older mystical traditions, to which the author applies diverse, often obscure modes of interpretation. In considering medieval Ashkenazi mysticism as Shapiras formative background, the book focuses on Enoch-Metatron cluster of traditions, which was as central to Shapiras thought as it was to his Ashkenazi predecessors. The Enoch-Metatron constellation of motifs serves as a vehicle for exploring Shapiras dependence on Ashkenazi imagery and interpretive methodologies, which he accessed through multiple channels of both direct and indirect transmission. $42


42 - R. Jonathan Eibeschütz, And I Came this Day unto the Fountain, , Critically Edited and Introduced by Paweł Maciejko, With Additional Studies by Noam Lefler, Jonatan Benarroch and Shai Alleson Gerberg, 2014 (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 42), 360 pp., in Hebrew, ISBN 1-933379-45-6. is undoubtedly the most contentious work of Sabbatian Kabbalah, and arguably even the most contentious theological work of early modern Ashkenazi Judaism. The book surfaced in Germany around 1725 and generated one of the most heated controversies of Judaism at that time. Although distributed anonymously, most contemporary observers attributed it to the rabbinic prodigy, Rabbi Jonathan Eibeschütz of Prague; this attribution has been confirmed by modern scholarship. The edition brings a critically edited and annotated text of Va-Avo established on the basis of manuscripts housed in Oxford and Jerusalem, as well as several essays interpreting its theological doctrines. : OUT OF PRINT: see SECOND REVISED EDITION


41 - The Myth of the Edomite Kings in Zoharic Literature: Creeation and Revelation in the Idrot Texts of the Zohar, by Avishar Har-Shefi : ' ': (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 41), 264 pp., in Hebrew, ISBN 1-933379-40-5. The Idrot sections of the Zohar lie at the heart of the Zoharic corpus. In these texts Rabbi Shimon bar Yohai and the comrades recount the Account of Creation and reveal its deep secrets. This study analyzes the various textual versions of these discussions and focuses on the myth of the Edomite Kings, the myth of the worlds that were destroyed. By analyzing these texts, the depths of these myths reveal the character of the Idrot and offer meaningful interpretations. $42


40 - Sabbatean Millenarianism in the Seventeenth Century: A Study of Moshe Abudiente's Fin de los Dias, Avraham Elqayam : (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 40), 504 pp., in Hebrew, ISBN 1-933379-35-9. Fin de los Dias (The End of Days) by Moshe Ben Gideon Abudiente (1610-1688) who braved the wrath of the Portuguese community leadership in the heyday of Sabbatai Sevi, and on a symbolic date, the tenth of Av, 1666, had this essay printed. The End of Days is a collection of Sabbatean homilies which Abudiente preached in Portuguese for the community of Sabbatean Believers, written down in his beloved Hebrew, then translated to Castilian, the language in which they were eventually printed. In this essay Abudiente publically proclaims that Sabbatai Sevi is the one who fulfilled all the messianic predictions of the Prophets of Israel. Abudiente challenges rabbinical Judaism as well as Millenary or Sebastianist Christianity, either of which would prefer to confine him, Abudiente, in the world of a New Jew in the Diaspora of Amsterdam or Hamburg. In this book I call into question the prevalent conception that Kabbalah had a major role in introducing Sabbatean ideas to the Sephardic Diaspora in Northern Europe. My thesis is that it was the crisis perpetrated by the return of New Christians to Judaism which served as the psychological foundation to their striving to revitalise rabbinical Judaism and broaden its horizons. The Hebrew edition is critically annotated to facilitate understanding and accessibility. I have appended the Castilian version of his Fin de los Dias, as well as one chapter from The End of Days which has been edited and translated to French, and then translated by Scholem to Hebrew. Winner of the Shmuel Toledano Prize. $52

39 - Vision as a Mirror: Imagery Techniques in Twentieth Century Jewish Mysticism, by Daniel Reiser : (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 39), 384 pp., in Hebrew, ISBN 1-933379-44-8). This book is an attempt to describe the development of imagery techniques, a central type of mystical experience, in Jewish mysticism. Imagery techniques of late Hasidism and twentieth -century Jewish mysticism have all the characteristics of a full screenplay, a long and complicated plot woven together from many scenes, a kind of a feature film. Research of this development and nature of the imagery experience is carried out through comparison to similar developments in philosophy and psychology, especially imagery techniques in mesmerism and hypnosis. Winner of the Matanel Prize in the category of Jewish Thought. $42


38 - From Safed to Kotsk: Studies in Kabbalah and Hasidism, by Morris M. Faierstein, (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 38), 246 pp., in English, ISBN 1-933379-43-X. The essays in this volume cover three areas of research conducted over a period of twenty-five years. The first group of essays is related to the history of Safed and more particularly, the life and activities of Rabbi Hayyim Vital. For the most part, they expand upon topics that emerged from my editions (Hebrew and English Translation) of Rabbi Hayyim Vitals mystical diary, Sefer Hezyonot. The essay on the first published account of a Dibbuk possession is a bridge to the second area, the relation of Kabbalah and early Modern Yiddish Literature. The larger theme of these few essays is a beginning attempt to show that kabbalistic themes and concepts were more widely disseminated and popularized than has been realized. For example, one essay shows that a Yiddish work aimed at a popular audience published in 1596 already has an extended discussion of the kabbalistic ritual of Tikkun Hazot. This is not a theoretical discussion; rather the author strongly encourages his readers, ordinary Jews, to perform this kabbalistic ritual. The last group of essays is largely concerned with a continuation my earlier work on Kotsk-Izbica Hasidism and the tensions between Rabbi Menahem Mendel of Kotsk and his erstwhile friend and disciple, Rabbi Mordecai Joseph of Izbica. Two essays discuss aspects of the teachings of the first and last leaders of Habad, Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi and Rabbi Menahem Mendel Schneerson. $42


37 - R. Moses de León, Sefer Mishkan ha-Edut, Critically edited, introduced and annotated by Avishai Bar-Asher, (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 37), 2013, 272 pp., in Hebrew, ISBN 1-933379-42-1. R. Moses de León is considered to be the central figure responsible for the composition and early diffusion of the main part of the Zohar. Mishkan ha-Edut the last full-length book composed by de León to remain in manuscript form and is published here for the first time in a critical edition, introduced and annotated with copious notes that explain the text and show the many parallels to the zoharic texts. This volume is a major contribution to the study of the Zohar and thirteenth-century Kabbalah and is a must for any scholar or scholarly library. $42

36 - Kabbalistic Manuscripts and Textual Theory: Methodologiees of Textual Scholarship and Editorial Practice in the Study of Jewish Mysticism, by Daniel Abrams, foreword by David Greetham (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish 36), 2103, 862 pp., in English, ISBN 1-933379-41-3. Kabbalistic Manuscripts and Textual Theory uncovers the unstated assumptions and expectations of scribes and scholars who fashioned editions from manuscripts of Jewish mystical literature. This study offers a theory of kabbalistic textuality in which the material book the printed page no less than handwritten manuscripts serves as the site for textual dialogue between Jewish mystics of different periods and locations. The refashioning of the text through the process of reading and commenting that takes place on the page in the margins and between the lines blurs the boundaries between the traditionally defined roles of author, reader, commentator and editor. This study shows that kabbalists and academic editors reinvented the text in their own image, as part of a fluid textual process that was nothing short of transformative. Kabbalistic Manuscripts and Textual Theory was first published in 2010 and is reissued in this revised edition with a new chapter: Textual Fixity and Textual Fluidity: Kabbalistic Textuality and the Hypertexualism of Kabbalah Scholarship. $66

35 - Illuminated Piety: Pietistic Texts and Images in The North French Hebrew Miscellany, by Sara Offenberg, (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 35); 2013, 232 pp. (with color illustrations), in English, ISBN 1-933379-39-1. This volume offers an interdisciplinary study of mystical ideas applied in the texts and images of the North French Hebrew Illuminated Miscellany copied around 1280. This book offers an inquiry into a series of full-page illuminated scenes and their relation to piyyut commentary and the ideas of Hasidei Ashkenaz. At the heart of the book is a study of a text concerning gematriot, which is a shorter version of Sefer Gematriot of Rabbi Judah the Pious, and this version is published here for the first time. In addition to an analysis of mystical traditions, this study discusses issues of Jewish-Christian polemics that are reflected in the texts and illuminations. It offers a new understanding of the cultural exchange between different Jewish communities, and the transmission of knowledge between Hekhalot literature, Hasidei Ashkenaz, and this north French manuscript. $42


34 - The Works of Iyyun: Critical Editions : , edited by Oded Porat (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 34; 2013, 280 pp, in Hebrew, ISBN 1-933379-37-5). For the first time in the history of the study of Jewish Mysticism a complete collection of the treatises of the Iyyun Literature has been critically edited in a single volume. With a historical, literary and theoretical introduction, Oded Porat has edited with critical apparatus all the known works of the early anonymous kabbalists of thirteenth-century Langedouc-Provence. The mystical speculation of the Iyyun literature seeks to make the divine attendant within the present through ever-evolving linguistic creativity, constantly limited by its origin. This mystical textbook is a basic part of any library of sources and studies of medieval Jewish mysticism. $42


33 - Window to the Stories of the Zohar: Studies in the Exegetical and Narrative Methods of the Zohar : by Michal Oron (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 33; 2013, 216 pp. in Hebrew, ISBN 1-933379-36-7) This collection of studies represents the state of the field of research on the Zohar from a literary perspective, including studies on zoharic parables, homilies and discrete literary units of the zoharic corpus. $42

31 - Scattered Traditions of Jewish Mysticism: Studies in Ancient Jewish Mysticism in Light of Traditions from the Apocrypha, the Pseudepigrapha Hellenistic Literature, Christian and Islamic Sources : , , , by Michael Schneider (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 31; 2012, 336 pages, ISBN 1-933379-26-X, in Hebrew). This is the second volume in a trilogy of studies on Jewish mythical and mystical traditions from the Second Temple through the early medieval ages. The book includes three extensive studies. The first deals with pseudepigraphic book of Joseph and Aseneth and explores the topics of ritual, initiation, mystical transformation and sacred marriage. The second chapter contains a thorough revision of the scholarly consensus about the pargod as a medium of mystical vision in Hekhalot literature and in the Apocalyptic. The third chapter is devoted to the Prince of peace, the divine-angelic-human messianic figure that embodies the principle of coincidentia oppositorum. $42


30 - The Appearance of the High Priest Theophany, Apotheosis and Binitarian Theology: From Priestly Tradition of the Second Temple Period through Ancient Jewish Mysticism, by Michael Schneider, : , , (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 30; 2012, 384 pages, ISBN 1-933379-25-1, in Hebrew). This volume is the first of three volumes in a major scholarly reassessment of mystical traditions in the Second Temple period, which explores the variety of early religious traditions across diverse bodies of literature and in various languages. The symbolic, mythic and mystical features of these traditions, their transmission and migration histories and their reappearance in some medieval texts is further investigated. At the heart of this volume is the concept of the encounter and communion between the high priest and God, which implies an anthropomorphic theophany (the appearance of the God in human form) and the apotheosis (deification) of the high priest. This phenomenon is understood in the framework of a binitarian theology that distinguishes the hidden God from His visible appearance. These concepts appear as sources for many latter mystical traditions. $42


29 - Ten Psychoanalytic Aphorisms on the Kabbalah (Lecture Delivered at the Ceremony for the Gershom Scholem Prize for Kabbalah Scholarship at the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities on the Anniversary of Gershom Scholems Birth, December 5, 2010) , , " ", by Daniel Abrams (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 29; 2011, 88 pages, ISBN 1-933379-24-3, bilingual edition: Full English and Hebrew texts of the introduction, aphorisms, notes and colophon). In a beautiful, bibliophile edition, issued in a limited run of 300 copies, English and Hebrew readers will enjoy the presentation of ten aphorisms that offer the inner structure of the Kabbalahs psychoanalytic traditions, presented from within their own discourse and formulated in their terms and concepts. In the introduction, Scholems basic rejection of Freudian psychoanalysis for Kabbalah research is considered, as is Freuds grounding of his new discipline in relation to Greek mythology instead of any turn to Jewish traditions. The ten aphorisms are annotated with marginalia for source references of passages cited, whereas further manuscript and textual references are provided in the footnotes. In presenting the body of traditions of Kabbalahs psychoanalytic theory, these aphorisms serve as a critical return to Scholems Ten Unhistorical Aphorisms on the Kabbalah, and thus can be seen as a signpost for a new direction in Kabbalah research. $42


28 - Devequt: Mystical Intimacy in Medieval Jewish Thought, , : , by Adam Afterman (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 28; 2011, 384 pages, ISBN 1-933379-23-5, in Hebrew). This monograph offers a detailed study of the exegetical and experiential understandings of devequt in ancient and medieval Jewish thought, from the Hebrew Bible through the works of Nahmanides. This study explains the connections between the various corpora, linking the moves made between the Hebrew Bible and Rabbinic Literature, and then from the early medieval philosophic and pietistic sources - including Ibn Gabirol, Ibn Paquda, Judah Halevi, and Maimonides to the early kabbalists. The study is thus both a major contribution to the history of ideas and Jewish mysticism, and a refreshing new vision of the larger framework of Jewish tradition and the interface between philosophic and mystical traditions. $42

27 - The Dates of Composition of The Zohar and The Book Bahir: The History of Biblical Vocalization and Accentuation as a Tool for Dating Kabbalistic Works, by Jordan S. Penkower, : , Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 27; 2010, ISBN 1-933379-19-7, 192 pages, in Hebrew. This volume offers a sustained argument concerning the rise of critical observations and historical awareness surrounding the appearance, composition and acceptance of works written in a midrashic style. Such works as The Book Bahir and The Zohar afforded a great amount of attention to minutiae of the biblical tradition, especially aspects of vocalization and accents that were later known to have arisen at a later stage in Jewish history. This volume adds to the history of the understanding of these books with new insights into their contexts and the historically placed arguments for appreciation of these works. This study affords further insights into the attitudes concerning these kabbalistic books by such important figures as Elijah Levita and Samuel David Luzzatto, who contributed to Jewish culture in Italy. -- Written by a fine scholar of biblical studies and the history of interesting aspects of Hebrew, this volume will be helpful also for a better understanding of the scholarship of both the Hebrew language, and the culture of the Jews in the Italian Renaissance. Moshe Idel. $42


26 - Kabbalistic Manuscripts and Textual Theory: Methodologiees of Textual Scholarship and Editorial Practice in the Study of Jewish Mysticism, by Daniel Abrams, foreword by David Greetham, Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish 26; 2010, 761 pp., hardcover, ISBN 1-933379-18-9, in English, $49. Kabbalistic Manuscripts and Textual Theory uncovers the unstated assumptions and expectations of scribes and scholars who fashioned editions from manuscripts of Jewish mystical literature. This study offers a theory of kabbalistic textuality in which the material book the printed page no less than handwritten manuscripts serves as the site for textual dialogue between Jewish mystics of different periods and locations. The refashioning of the text through the process of reading and commenting that takes place on the page in the margins and between the lines blurs the boundaries between the traditionally defined roles of author, reader, commentator and editor. This study shows that kabbalists and academic editors reinvented the text in their own image, as part of a fluid textual process that was nothing short of transformative. SEE SECOND REVISED EDITION, 2013


25 - Sefer ha-Shem Attributed to R. Moses de León, ' , Edited, annotated and introduced by Michal Oron, (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 25; 2010, 240 pages, ISBN 1-933379-12-X, in Hebrew). Sefer ha-Shem is a carefully constructed and highly detailed commentary to the ten sefirot. It rivals, if not surpasses, Gikatillas Shaarei 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. $32


24 - Automatic Writing in Zoharic Literature and Modernism, , by Amos Goldreich (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 24; 2010, 408 pages, ISBN 1-933379-17-0, in Hebrew). This richly detailed monograph explores the phenomenon of mystical and magical techniques which induce a different state of consciousness that leads to literary production. The impetus of the study is the suggestion, offered in the celebrated testimony of R. Isaac of Acre, that R. Moses de León was able to write the Zohar using shem ha-kotev, a magical application of the divine name. It has been demonstrated that the later stratum of the Zohar, that is Tiqqunei ha-Zohar, was actually written using this technique. All scholarly treatments of the topic, including new evidence from manuscript sources and a history of related phenomena amongst kabbalists, and on through the development of similar techniques in modernism, such as automatic writing experiments in early twentieth-century English occultism and French surrealism, are all discussed at length in this monumental study. $42


23- Concealed and Revealed: Ein Sof in Theosophic Kabbalah, : ' ' , by Sandra Valabregue-Perry (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 23; 2010, 312 pages, ISBN 1-933379-16-2, in Hebrew).  This volume offers a detailed analysis of the traditions and conceptualization of the Ein Sof in Theosophic Kabbalah, from the first kabbalists in Provence and Gerona (including R. Isaac the Blind and R. Azriel of Gerona) and on through R. Isaac of Acre and the Zoharic literature. The study further explores central problems discussed by the kabbalists, including the relationship between Ein Sof and Keter, concepts of infinity, negative theology, questions of ontology and the role of divine emanation. $42


22- Lurianic Kabbalah: Collected Studies by Gershom Scholem, ": , edited by Daniel Abrams (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 22; 2008, 440 pages, ISBN 1-933379-09-X, in Hebrew). This volume (all in Hebrew) celebrates the groundbreaking work of Gershom Scholem on Kabbalistic literary and mystical activity from the end of the fifteenth century, just prior to the Expulsion from Spain and until the rise of Sabbateanism. At the heart of this collection are all of Gershom Scholems detailed studies on R. Isaac Luria, his teachers, students and the works that emerged from Safed, including numerous texts which he introduced and explained. All sixteen studies are reproduced here, re-typeset, along with a Hebrew translation of the chapter on Isaac Luria and his School, from his Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism - all updated with Scholems post-publication hand notes from his personal library and annotated with full bibliographic references, manuscript identifications and followed by a complete bibliography in all languages of all studies about Kabbalah from the periods treated in this volume. The volume is introduced with a typology of the various methods and scholarship that emerged from Scholems foundational work. This volume is an essential research tool for the serious study of Jewish mysticism.


21 - Analogy in Midrash and Kabbalah: Interpretive Projectionns of the Sanctuary and Ritual, by Maurizio Mottolese (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 21; 2007, 398 pages, ISBN 1-933379-07-3, in English). Found in most religious cultures, analogical discourse plays a decisive role in Judaism. This book offers a close inquiry into the peculiar features, the various forms and the broader developments of analogy within Jewish literature, focusing especially on late-antique and medieval contexts. Not surprisingly, Jewish authors always produced analogical maps of reality by means of an analogical interpretation of the Bible, seen as disclosing manifold, and often secret, correspondences. This study of analogy is thus based on a renewed exploration of midrashic and mystical hermeneutics. The thematic focus investigates interpretive projections of the ancient sanctuary and its worship, highlighting the tendency of Jewish exegetes to analogize (and thus double in heaven) sacred places and cultic practices. Exploring analogical exegesis is then also an opportunity, as well as a means, for offering a refreshing perspective on the mythical-ritual imagery of the Rabbis and the medieval kabbalists. $52

20 - Mystical Interactions: Sociology, Jewish Mysticism and Education, by Philip Wexler. (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 20, 2007, 197 pages ISBN 1-933379-06-5, in English). Mystical Interactions represents a dialogue and interaction between Sociology and Jewish Mysticism. It juxtaposes classical sociology, depth social psychology and contemporary theories of social movements to conceptual social aspects from the Jewish mystical tradition. By interweaving sociology and Jewish mysticism, Wexler offers a new theory of a religious sociology of everyday social life, of the elementary forms of mystical sociality. Sociology does not explain Jewish mysticism. On the contrary, Jewish mysticism becomes a resource for understanding social interaction differently. What emerges is a Jewish, mystical social interpretation of society, religion and education. $32


19- The Secret of Unity: Unifications in the Kabbalistic and Hasidic Thought of R. Hayyim ben Solomon Tyrer of Czernowitz, : - ' , by Ron Wacks, (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 19; 2006, 320 pages, ISBN 1-93379-04-09, in Hebrew). This book is a study of the thought of R. Hayyim ben Solomon Tyrer of Czernowitz (1760?-1817?), one of the most prominent rabbis of eastern Galicia and the adjoining regions in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. He gained renown primarily during the eighteen-year period in which he served as rabbi in Czernowitz, in Bukovina. His works include: Sidduro shel Shabbat, Shaar ha-Tefillah, Beer Mayyim Hayyim; Eres Hayyim, and Teshuvah be-Inyan Amirat Le-Shem Yihud. The study is divided as follows: (1) The Life and Works of R. Hayyim; (2) Unifications in Kabbalah and Hasidism; (3) Models of Unifications in the Thought of R. Hayyim; (4) The Modes of Incorporation of the Models in Various Realms. $42


18- Psychoanalysis and Kabbalah: The Masculine and Feminine in Lurianic Kabbalah, : ", by Devorah Bat-David Gamlieli (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 18; 2006, 408 pages, ISBN 1-933379-03-0, in Hebrew). This study examines the reasons for the negative connotation attributed to the female aspect of the Godhead, identified in various Jewish traditions with ani, understood as the ego in psychological terms. This study draws on three  disciplines: Lurianic Kabbalah, Maimonidean philosophy, and Freudian psychoanalysis: Psychology of the Self and Object-Relations Theory. This interdisciplinary approach offers a new interpretive model for understanding Lurianic texts and their exegesis of the Hebrew Bible. A reading of Lurianic symbolism through psychoanalytical terminology provides for a deeper understanding of kabbalistic symbolism. $42


17- The Interpretation of Secrets and the Secret of Interpretation: Midrashic and Hermeneutic Strategies in Sabba de-Mishpatim of the Zohar, : ' ' , by Oded Yisraeli (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 17; 2005, 304 pages, ISBN 1-933379-00-6, in Hebrew) Sabba de-Mishpatim is a distinct literary unit of Zoharic literature which interprets Exodus, chapters 21-24. The composition tells of a wonderful encounter between Rabbi Hiyyah and Rabbi Yossi, and an eccentric old man (the Sabba), whom they originally mistook for an ignoramus. The exegesis delivered by the Sabba to the friends examines esoteric matters concerning the laws of the spirit and reincarnation, reward and punishment, and principles of exegesis. This section of the Zohar is most famous for the parable of the maiden in the tower. This volume is the first full-length study of Sabba de-Mishpatim, exploring its hermeneutics and the revival of the midrashic form in Zoharic literature. $42


16 - Enchanted Chains: Techniques and Rituals in Jewish Mysticism, by Moshe Idel, with a foreword by Harold Bloom (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 16; 2005, 258 pages, ISBN 0-9747505-4-9, in English) Enchanted Chains brings together some conceptual approaches that were developed in Idels earlier studies such as Kabbalah: New Perspectives, particularly the contributions of analyzing techniques and rituals for a better understanding of Jewish mysticism, as well as of certain aspects of mystical literature in some of the major religions. Here, the author has taken a further step, attempting to highlight the existence of affinities between techniques, theologies and the nature of experience related to them. He describes the specific understanding of Jewish mystics of the well-known theme of the Great Chain of Being, as part of their magico-theurgical worldviews, which differed from the more static Platonic picture dominant in the West, and described by Arthur Lovejoy in his famous monograph. $42


15- Sex of the Soul: The Vicissitudes of Sexual Difference in Kabbalah, by Charles Mopsik, Edited with a foreword by Daniel Abrams, (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 15; 2005, 212 pages, ISBN 0-9747505-9-x, in English). The present volume is the first collection of studies by Charles Mopsik (1956-2003) to be published in English. It contains the contents of two separate volumes published in French, with an additional study which was published elsewhere. These seven studies focus on the function and character of sex and gender in Jewish Mysticism: (1) The Primeval Couple and the Primordial One in the Religions of the World; (2) The Masculine Woman; (3) Creation and Procreation: Beyond the Bounds of the Body From the Hebrew Bible to Medieval Jewish Mysticism; (4) Genesis 1: 26-27: The Image of God, Man and Wife, and the Status of Women in the writings of the Early Kabbalists; (5) Genesis 2:24: They Become One Flesh: Several Interpretations by Medieval Jewish Mystics; (6) Union and Unity in the Kabbalah: The Proclamation of the Divine Unity and the Male/Female Couple; (7) The Secret of the Marriage of David and Batsheva. $42


14 - Joseph b. Abraham Ibn Waqar: Principles of the Qabbalah, edited from Hebrew and Arabic Manuscripts, by P. B. Fenton, (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 14, 2004, 200 pages, ISBN 0-9747505-6-5, in Hebrew). Rabbi Joseph ben Abraham Ibn Waqār flourished in Toledo in the first half of the fourteenth century. His Sefer Shorshei ha-Qabbalah, is presented here in a critical edition with both the Judeo-Arabic original and the medieval Hebrew translation, arranged in parallel columns. This work contains a kabbalistic lexicon of theosophic terms, chapters on various conceptions of the sefirot and their functions, and arguments for the  superiority of the Kabbalah over that of the philosophers and astrologers. $39


13 - The Intention of Prayers in Early Ecstatic Kabbalah: A Study and Critical Edition of an Anonymous Commentary to the Prayers, critically edited and introduced by Adam Afterman, (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 13; 2004, 320 pages, ISBN 0-9747505-3-0, in Hebrew). This Commentary to the Prayers was written around 1270 in Catalonia, probably in Barcelona. It appears that the anonymous author was part of a small group of ecstatic kabbalists who studied linguistic kabbalah and various commentaries to the Book of Creation which were available in Barcelona. We know at least two members of this circle,  Baruch Tugarmi and his student, Abraham Abulafia. In the year 1270, Abulafia visited Barcelona and intensively studied linguistic Kabbalah. The Commentary to the Prayers shows many affinities to Abulafias Ecstatic Kabbalah. The anonymous author was additionally influenced by another group of early Catalan Kabbalists that lived in Gerona, especially Ezra ben Shlomo, whom he quotes extensively. A partial Latin translation of the Commentary was prepared for Giovanni Pico, Count of Mirandola. $42


12- Words of the Righteous (Divrei Saddiqim): An Anti-Hasidic Satire by Joseph Perl and Isaac Baer Levinsohn, critically edited and introduced by Jonatan Meir,   (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 12, 2004, 180 pages, ISBN 0-9747505-7-3 in Hebrew). The most famous anti-Hasidic satire in the nineteenth century is Joseph Perls Megale Temirin. This text was published anonymously in Vienna in 1819. Isaac Baer Levinsohn was the first to respond to Megale Temirin, composing an imitation and continuation of this satire, which he called Megale Sod. He sent it to Perl who was enthusiastic about the manuscript, made many changes to it, and finally printed it in Vienna in 1830 under the title Divre Saddiqim (Words of the Righteous). The edition is introduced with a discussion of the various stages of the manuscript from its initial composition and through its final form in print. The second chapter presents a the critical, annotated edition of Divre Saddiqim, while the third offers a comparison of the different versions of the manuscript. The final section contains a facsimile of the manuscript and the first edition. $39


11- The Commentaries to Ezekiels Chariot of R. Eleazar of Worms and R. Jacob ben Jacob ha-Kohen, edited and introduced by Asi Farber-Ginat and Daniel Abrams,  ' '  (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 11, 2004, 184 pages; ISBN 0-9640972-8-1, in Hebrew). These two commentaries form the only known kabbalistic reworking of a surviving German pietist text and are of great importance for the understanding of the emergence of Kabbalah in the thirteenth century. $39


10 - Roots of Faith and Devequt: Studies in the History of Kabbalistic Ideas, by Mordechai Pachter, (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 10; 2004, 342 pages, ISBN 0-9747505-5-7, in English). This book presents - in English - four studies by Mordechai Pachter on central ideas in kabbalistic thought: (1) The Root of Faith is the Root of Heresy; (2) Circles and Straightness; (3) Smallness and Greatness; (4) Devequt in Sixteenth Century Safed. The first study describes the most supreme point of deity revealing itself out of the depths of Ein-Sof  (the Infinite), the point defined as faith. The second chapter goes on to the two modes of revelation and operation of all the Divine sefirot, the modes of circles and straightness; and the third chapter treats the Sefirot, namely the two lower configurations, zeir anpin (the Short Countenance) and nuqva (the Female), who are the Lurianic equivalents of the sefirot Tiferet and Malkhut, in their two states of development and growth: the state of qatnut (smallness) and the state of gadlut (greatness); the final chapter discusses the lowest point of the Divine world, the point at which man and God meet in communion, i.e. devequt. $42


9 - The Mystical Meaning of Lekhah Dodi and Kabbalat Shabbat, by Reuven Kimelman. . Solomon Alkabetz composed Lekhah Dodi in Safed in the mid-sixteenth century. This book discloses the poems kabbalistic meaning and its function within the Sabbath evening service.  It explains how the ceremony for the welcoming of the Sabbath developed in Safed as a wedding and coronation ceremony in which the Sabbath was personified as bride and queen. The song merges erotic, mystical, and historical images into a kabbalistic vision of redemption. It urges one to join the divine Lover in greeting the weekly Sabbath to get to experience the cosmic Sabbath. (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 9; 2003, 286 pp., ISBN 0-9705369-7-6, in Hebrew). Domestic orders only. $42


8 - Vision and Speech: Models of Revelatory Experience in Jewish Mysticism, by Haviva Pedaya, . This Hebrew monograph is a programmatic attempt to describe central types of mystical experience of revelation in Jewish sources from the Hebrew Bible through the medieval Kabbalah. The book investigates visionary and aural aspects of prophetic and ecstatic experiences. Close textual readings are offered to these mystical testimonies in which the mystic becomes vocal and recounts praises of the Divine. The nature of the linguistic imagery is explored with a sensitivity to its relationship to myths and metaphors which account for introverted and extroverted types of mysticism. An overriding typology is thus provided for ecstatic mysticism in Judaism.  (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 8; 2002, 286 pp., ISBN 0-9640972-9-X, in Hebrew) $42


7 - Abraham Abulafia - Kabbalist and Prophet: Hermeneutics, Theosophy and Theurgy, by Elliot R. Wolfson. This book reexamines the main features of Abulafias mystical thought and practice in light of his embracing of paradox as the main vehicle for expressing truth. It has been commonplace in modern scholarship to distinguish sharply between two kinds of kabbalah, the theosophic and the ecstatic. The studies that have been assembled in this volume illustrate a somewhat more fluid and elastic exposition of Abulafias prophetic kabbalah in relation to the theosophic kabbalah of his generation. (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 7; 2000, 247 pp., ISBN 0-9640972-7-3, in English) OUT OF PRINT


6 - Sefer Gematriot of R. Judah the Pious: Facsimile Edition of a Unique Manuscript, introduced by Daniel Abrams and Israel Ta-Shema. . Sefer Gematriot is a collection of German pietist traditions, preserved in a unique manuscript copied at the end of the thirteenth century. The work records the various traditions in the name of R. Judah the Pious, author of Sefer Hasidim, and head of the esoteric circle of the pietists. (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 6; 1998, 166 pp., ISBN 0-9640972-6-5, in Hebrew) $39


4 and 5 - R. Moses De Leons Commentary to Ezekiels Chariot, ' and R. Joseph Gikatillas Commentary to Ezekiels Chariot   '   ' , critically edited and introduced by Asi Farber-Ginat. These works are of great importance for the study of this major genre of Kabbalistic literature, including the Zohar. These works enrich our understanding of thirteenth-century sefirotic symbolism, as well as the Kabbalistic doctrines of mystical vision, angelology, and evil. (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism, vols. 4 and 5; 1998, 98 pp., ISBN 0-9640972-2-2; 116 pp., ISBN 0-9640972-1-4, in Hebrew)

Gikatilla: $30

De Leon: $30


3 - R. Moses de Leons Sefer Sheqel ha-Qodesh, critically edited and introduced by Charles Mopsik with an introduction by Moshe Idel, . This book provides some of the earliest testimony regarding the appearance of the Zohar in the late thirteenth century, and forms a unique test-case for understanding the redactional process behind the canonical work of medieval Jewish mystics. (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 3; 1996, 187 pp. ISBN 0-9640972-4-9) $36


2 - R. Asher ben David: His Complete Works and Studies in his Kabbalistic Thought, Including the Commentaries to the Account of Creation by the Kabbalists of Provence and Gerona, by Daniel Abrams. ' : . R. Asher ben David, was the grandson of R. Abraham ben David  (Rabad) and the nephew of R. Isaac the Blind. His Book of Unity, included in this volume, is one of the first Kabbalistic works written. (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 2; 1996, 378 pp., ISBN 0-9640972-3-0, in Hebrew). $42


1 - The Book Bahir: An Edition Based on the Earliest Manuscripts, by Daniel Abrams with an introduction by Moshe Idel.  . Supplemented by studies in the history of the books redaction and reception; the printing history and scholarly treatments of the work; listings of manuscript witnesses; annotated listings of commentaries to the Bahir; kabbalistic works which quote and comment on the Bahir; and unknown passages found in other works. (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 1; 1994, 375 pp., ISBN 0-9640972-0-6, in Hebrew) Out of Print.


Bibliography of the Writings of Professor Moshe Idel: A Special Volume Issued on the Occasion of his Fiftieth Birthday. The bibliography provides annotated listings of all of Idels published works, including articles published in journals and collected studies volumes, book reviews, encyclopedia entries, introductions to books, critical editions and manuscript facsimiles, full-length monographs, and volumes which were published and distributed in limited copies within Israeli universities. (66 pp., 1997, ISBN 0-9640972-5-7, in Hebrew). $22




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Kabbalah 55 (2023), 320 pp. (ISBN) 978-1-933379-30-2 $96

Studies in English

Elliot R. Wolfson: Phenomenology, Theosophic Topography and the Structures of Being - Unveiling the Seventh of Scholems Ten Unhistorical Aphorisms on the Kabbalah

Daniel Abrams: Metatron as Logos - The First Created Light of the Intellect in Jacob ha-Kohens Book of Illumination

Gerrit Bos: Interpretations to Neologisms in the Sefer ha-Zohar

Nathan Wolski: The Mystical-Liturgical Limits of Yiddish:  A Yiddish Chapter in Kabbalistic Kavvanot

Morris M. Faierstein: An Unknown Yiddish Version of Sefer Gan Eden, Hanau, 1620

Studies in Hebrew

Daniel Abrams: Textual Criticism of Sefer Yesira in the Scribal Notations of Scribes and Kabbalists 203

Avi Kallenbach: In the Margins of the Printed Zohar: Marginalia as Evidence for the Evolution of Kabbalah Study in Italy

Tzvi Luboshitz: There is Absolutely no Despair in the World? The Prayer of the Messiah from within the Shells by Moses David Valle


Kabbalah 54 (2022) 332 pp. (ISBN 978-1-933379-99-9 $96

Studies in English

Daniel Abrams: Textual Variance in the Book Bahir: Alternative Versions in Marginal Glosses and Across Multiple Witnesses A High-Resolution Inquiry to a Brief Passage

Daniel Abrams: Magical Metatron Adjurations to Confirm the Identity of a Thief

Studies in Hebrew

Hillel Feuerstein: Commentary on the Passover Haggada from the Circle of Sefer ha-Temuna Study and Edition

Liran Haim Lavi Breslaw: The Formation of a Work: The Kabbalist-Scribe as Co-Author: The Manuscript Witnesses to Sefer ha-Gevul

Kabbalah 53 (2022), 336 pp. ISBN 978-1-933379-9-68 $96

Studies in English

Daniel Abrams: Dismantling the Author and His Work Toward a Genealogy of the Texts which Comprise R. Ezra of Geronas Secret of the Tree of Knowledge

Daniel Abrams: The Secret of Illicit Relations An Unknown Secret by Jacob ben Jacob ha-Kohen (Text, Translation and Commentary)

Jonatan Meir: Hasidic Tales in Eighteenth-Century Tripoli

Studies in Hebrew

Shlomo Zucker: A Letter Sent from Safed by R. David Ibn Zimra to Isaac Luria in Egypt

Avishai Bar-Asher: The Punctiform Deity: Theological Debates among the Masters of Niqqud in the Works of R. Joseph Gikatillas Disciples

Tzahi Weiss: David Kimchi in Isaac the Blinds Letter: One More Comment on Isaac the Blinds Letter to Nahmanides and Jonah Gerondi

Chen Mandel-Edrei and Yehudah Dov Ber Zirkind: Charting a Literary History of Hasidic Aesthetics: R. Mordechai Landaus Lost Collection of Stories and its Transformation into the Writing of History and Sermons

Roee Goldschmidt: Sevi Elimelekh of Dynows Reasons for the Commandments: Derekh Piqudekha Kabbalah, Halakhah, Pilpul and Talmudic Erudition


Kabbalah 52 (2022), 324 pp. ISBN 978-1-933379-95-1 $96

Studies in English

Daniel Abrams: A Womans Intention of Thought to Metatron: The Secret of When She Brings Forth Seed [First] (Text, Translation and Commentary)

Daniel Abrams: The Textual Transformations of Two Passages about Metatron in the Manuscript Assemblages Compiled, Composed and Revised by Menahem Azariah da Fano

Morris M. Faierstein: Sod haNeshamah, Basel 1609 A Yiddish Paraphrase of Moshe de Leóns Nefesh haHakhamah, Basel 1608

Samuel Glauber-Zimra: Writings on Spiritualism from the Archive of R. Eliyahu Mordekhai Halevy Wolkowsky

Studies in Hebrew

Jonathan Shnytzer: On the Secrets of the Sabbatical and Jubilee Years

Liran Haim Lavi Breslaw: The Zohar of R. David ben Yehuda he-Hasid

Raphael Shuchat: Did R. Hayyim Vital Consider Isaac Lurias Teachings to be Parabolic? An Inquiry into the Claim of Elijah, the Gaon of Vilna, and Different Perspectives on the Meaning of the Term kifshuto and she-lo-kifshutu

Hillel Feuerstein: Textual Fixity and Textual Fluidity in the Genre of Kabbalistic Secrets: A Study on the Textual History of the Secret of the Great Sabbath by Moses de León     


Kabbalah 51 (2022), 322 pp. ISBN 978-1-933379-92-0 $96

Studies in English

Eugene D. Matanky: Illustration, Dissemination, and Production Diagrams in Moses Cordoveros Pardes Rimonim

Studies in Hebrew

Daniel Abrams: The Notebooks of the Early Kabbalists Revisions of the Literary Records from Barcelona according to Late Manuscript Witnesses

Daniel Abrams: The Esoteric Transcription of Secrets: A Chapter in the History of Kabbalistic Scribal Practices

Avishai Bar-Asher: From the Vaults of Thebes: Moses de Leóns Pseudepigraphic Writings on the Letters, Vowel Signs, Theonyms, and Magical Practices and the Origin of Zoharic Fiction

Jonatan Meir: Late Sabbateanism Unknown Lectures by Gershom Scholem from 1960-1961

Kabbalah 50 (2021), 320 pp. ISBN 978-1-933379-91-3 $96

Studies in English

Wolfson Elliot R.: Malkhut Ein Sof and Simsum  Gender Construction in the Kabbalistic Speculation of Jonathan Eibeschütz with Special Reference to Wa-Avo ha-Yom el ha-Ayin

Abrams Daniel: Divine Multiplicity The Presentation of Differing Sefirotic Diagrams in Kabbalistic Manuscripts

Ben-Shachar Na'ama: The Author of 'Sefer ha-Qelippot' (The Book of Shells)

Studies in Hebrew

Meir Jonatan: An Unknown Letter from Nathan of Gaza to the Communities of Poland, 1665

Sachs-Shmueli Leore, Felix Iris, and Kara-Ivanov Kaniel Ruth: R. Joseph Angelet's Twenty-Four Secrets (Introduction, Study and Edition)


Kabbalah 49 (2021), 320 pp. ISBN 9781933379096 $96

Studies in English

Wolski Nathan, 'Soydes elyoynim dos men nit darf far etlekhem aroys redn': Three Early Yiddish Versions of the Idra Rabba from the Zohar

Sierka Anna: Kanfei Yona in Seventeenth-Century Ashkenaz

Studies in Hebrew

Idel Moshe: A Fragment from an Unknown Work of R. Isaac of Acre

Pinto Idan: A Small Kabbalistic Compilation from the Thirteenth Century and its Traces in the Writings of R. Bahya ben Asher

Har-Shefi Avishar: The Son and the Servant: An Inquiry into the Image of Metatron in the Literature of the Tiqqunim

Hillel Moshe: The History and Sources of Kanfei Yona On the Identification of the Manuscript Sources


Kabbalah 48 (2021), 314 pp. ISBN 9781933379890 $96

Studies in English

Abrams Daniel: The Beginning that Arose in the Middle On the Late Emergence of the Title Passage of The Book of the Zohar

Wolski Nathan: The Revealed within the Concealed - The Yiddish Preface to the Yiddish Zohar (Nakhles Tsvi, 1711)

Schnytzer Jonnie: The Primordial Union of the First & Tenth Sefirot

Papo Eliezer: Ottoman Bosnia as a Case Study of the Sephardic: Tradition of Reading Zohar as Musar

Koren Israel: 'Clarifications of Truth' in Mordechai Joseph of Izbica's Mei ha-Shiloah

Studies in Hebrew

Luboshitz Tzvi: Prolegomena to Mishnat Hasidim

Reiser Daniel: Book Review: Philip Wexler, Eli Rubin and Michael Wexler, Social Vision, The Lubavitcher Rebbe's Transformative Paradigm for The World (New York: The Crossroad Publishing Company, 2019)


Kabbalah 47 (2021), 314 pp. ISBN 9781933379883 $96

Studies in English

Abrams Daniel: Three Kabbalistic Secrets Circumcision, Impurity and the Foreskin Edition, Translation, Commentary

Wolski Nathan: Melancholy and Mysticism - Three Early Yiddish Essays by Hillel Zeitlin

Meir Jonatan: Hagiography in Context: Shivhei haBesht and the Formation of the Hasidic Movement

Amshalem Jeffrey G.: The Image(s) of Israel Baal Shem Tov in Koretser and Bershider Literature: A Reception History of the Besht

Moseson Elly: From Private Letter to Communal Document: On the Multiple Versions of the Letter of the Besht

Studies in Hebrew

Schweig Yossi, Introduction to the History of Kabbalah: Unknown Lectures by Isaiah Tishby

Riccardo Sh. Di Segni: New Documents on the Death of Rabbi Raphael Immanuel Hai Ricchi according to Ms. Rome, Collegio Rabbinico Italiano 123


Kabbalah 46 (2020), 316 pp. ISBN 9781933379869 $96

Studies in English

Wolfson Elliot: Malkhut de-Ein Sof and the Temporalization of Space Simsum in the Teaching of Solomon ben Hayyim Eliashiv

Abrams Daniel: Kabbalistic Aphorisms and Other Short Literary Forms in Jewish Esotericism

Abrams Daniel: Prolegomenon to a New Edition of the Book Bahir - Editorial Practice in the Presentation of Ms. Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek 209: An Essay on Method

Studies in Hebrew

Baumgarten Eliezer: Yishaq Hariri and Lurianic Kabbalah in Kurdistan

Safrai Uri: R. Haim Vital's Sermon from Jerusalem on the Coming of the Messiah

Gurfinkel Eli: 'Gates of Mercy': A Philosophical and Kabbalistic Commentary on Maimonides' Thirteen Principles of Faith

Goldschmidt Roee: From Byzantium to Eastern Europe: The Textual Versions of Sefer ha-Temuna and Their Circulation in Manuscript and Print


Kabbalah 45 (2019), 320 pp. ISBN 9781933379753 $96

Studies in English

Wolfson Elliot R.: Discerning Difference through Comparison of the Same Isaac Hutner's Transmission of Esoteric Wisdom

Sachs-Shmueli Leore: 'The Secret of Incest' Ms. Cambridge, Cambridge University Library Dd. 4.2.2

Solomon David: 'The Spirit of Translation' Excerpts from the Correspondence of Jean de Pauly

Studies in Hebrew

Mayer Yakov Z.: A Commentary on Idra Rabba from the Beginning of the Sixteenth Century: Study and Edition

Feuerstein Hillel: The Lame Fire of Hephaestus and the Sparks of the Blacksmith in Idra Zuta

Pinto Idan: A History of the Copying of the Prayer before Copulation

Schnytzer Jonnie: Metempsychosis, Metensomatosis and Metamorphosis: On Rabbi Joseph ben Shalom Ashkenazi's Systematic Theory of Reincarnation

Goldschmidt Roee: Talmudic Study Methods and Kabbalistic Literary Creativity in Eastern-European Kabbalah

Schneider Michael: Otherwordly Journeys Dangerous Places and the Safety Chord


Kabbalah 44 (2019), 320 pp. ISBN 9781933379746 $96

Studies in English

Wolfson Elliot R.: Suffering Time: Maharal's Influence on Hasidic Perspectives on Temporality

Abrams Daniel: From Manuscript to Print: The Production of a Standardized Text of Sefer ha-Zohar in Mantua (1558-1560)

Maximiliano Manrique David: The Personification of the Angel of Death in a Castilian Version of the Dance of Death (Ms. Parma, Palatina 2666)

Freedman Daphne Hadas: The Book of Creation

Studies in Hebrew

Afterman Adam: On Mystical Union in the Zohar

Bar-Asher Avishai: Remnants of Early Translations and Commentaries to the Zohar from the Land of Israel: The Value of Old Manuscripts for the Text, Editings, Translations and Interpretations of the Book of the Zohar

Pinto Idan: 'The Secret of the Day of Atonement' Study and Edition



Kabbalah 43 (2019), 320 pp. ISBN 9781933379722 $96

Studies in English

Wolfson Elliot R.: Judah ben Solomon Canpanton's Leqah Tov: Annotated Edition and Introduction

Studies in Hebrew

Meir Jonatan: Hasidism: Unknown Lectures by Gershom Scholem from 1945

Garb Jonathan: A Study of Tal Orot by R. Yaakov Meir Spielmann

Baumgarten Eliezer: The Paths of Faith (Netivot ha-Emmuna) by Rabbi Yichye Harazi

Gur Ben Yithzak Inbal: The Construction of R. Judah the Pious as Author A New Perspective on the Writings of the German Pietists according to a Study of Ms. Vienna 236



Kabbalah 42 (2018), 320 pp. ISBN 9781933379692 $96

Studies in English

Mottolese Maurizio: Between Somatics and Semiotics The Lulav Ritual Gesture and its Kabbalistic Re-signification

Abrams Daniel: 'When Moses Ascended into Heaven' Hekhalot Themes and Ashkenazi Interpolations in a Mystical Ascent Text (Edition, Translation and Commentary)

Kallenbach Avi: Two Versions of a Passage from Tiqqune Zohar in Manuscript Anthologies A Case-Study Concerning the Composition, Transmission and Formation of the Zoharic Corpus Prior to Print

Studies in Hebrew

Idel Moshe: On the Genre of Commentaries on the Forty-Two Letter Divine Name and its Later History

Weiss Tzahi: 'The Worship of Metatron' A Synoptic Edition

Lev El Noam: On the Editions of R. Menahem Azariah of Fano's Sefer Pelah ha-Rimmon

Harari Yuval: Magical Paratexts: Ms. London, The British Library Or. 12362 (Es ha-Da'at) as a Test Case

Luboshitz Tzvi: An Early Version of the Simsum Debate in Immanuel Hay Ricchi's Yosher Levav



Kabbalah 41 (2018), 320 pp. ISBN 9781933379685 $96

Studies in English

de Molière Maximilian: Johann Albrecht Widmanstetter's Recension of the Zohar

Studies in Hebrew

Idel Moshe: R. Nehemia ben Shlomo the Prophet's Commentary on Eleazar ha-Qalir's Hymn 'And the Beasts who are found at the four Corners of the Throne'

Abrams Daniel: Textual Fluidity of the Zohar after its Printing A Test Case for the Understanding of the Interface between Manuscript and Print (A High-Resolution Inquiry into the Marginal Glosses of R. Natan Shapira ha-Yerushalmi to Sefer Zohar Hadash, Venice 1658 from the Exemplar of the Oppenheim Collection in the Bodleian Library)

Vick Amiel: Midrash ha-Zohar On the Traces of the Early Editing of the 'Book of the Zohar'

Kallenbach Avi: A Reworking of R. Moses of Burgos' Treatise on the Left Emanation The Interpolation of Kabbalistic Documents in Later Manuscript Witnesses and Prints

Ben-Shachar Na'ama and Weiss Tzahi: The Order of Emanation Regarding 'The Unity of Our God and Our Torah for Our People' A Commentary on the Ten Sefirot from the Circle of Sefer ha-Temunah

Safrai Uri: An Unknown Correspondence Between R. David ibn Zimrah and the Kabbalists of Safed



Kabbalah 40 (2018), 292 pp. ISBN 9781933379678 $96

Studies in English

Wiese Christian and Kohler George: The Roads Not Taken Preface by the Guest Editors

Schulte Christoph: From Luria to Wissenschaft  How the Lurianic Kabbalah Entered the Academy

Morlok Elke: Blurred Lines: Methodology and Kabbalistic Ideas Within the Berlin Haskalah

Fenton Paul: Adolphe Francks Contribution to the Historicocritical Study of the Kabbalah

Chajes J. H.: Romanticising Rashbi: Moses Kunitzs Ben Yohai

Kohler George Y.: Heinrich Graetz and the Kabbalah

Chajes Julie: Seth Pancoast and the Kabbalah: Medical Pluralism and the Reception of Physics in Late-Nineteenth-Century Philadelphia

Hanegraaff Wouter J.: Mysteries of Sex in the House of the Hidden Light: Arthur Edward Waite and the Kabbalah

Burmistrov Konstantin: Ancient Wisdom Under a Cloud of Suspicion: Differing Conceptions of Kabbalah in Russian Thought in the Late-Nineteenth to Early-Twentieth Centuries

Necker Gerold: Ernst Müllers Encounter with Jewish Mysticism and Gershom Scholem

Wiese Christian: Interreligious Dynamics in Leo Baecks Interpretation of Prophecy and Jewish Mysticism

Huss Boaz: The Quest Universal: Moses Gasters Interest in Kabbalah and Western Esotericism

Campanini Saverio: Den Quatsch lesen - Gershom Scholems Kabbalistic Library in 1923



Kabbalah 39 (2107), 320 pp. ISBN 9781933379661 $96

Studies in English

Idel Moshe: Early Hasidism and Altaic Tribes Between Europe and Asia

Giller Pinchas: The Forty-Two-Letter Divine Name in the Later Strata of the Zohar

Studies in Hebrew

Bar Asher Avishai: The Earliest Citation from Sefer ha-Zohar and from Whence Had the Book of Zohar Received its Name

Benarroch Jonatan: An Edition of Early Versions of Idra Zuta and An Unknown Hebrew Translation from Ms. Vatican 226, Copied in 1311

Meir Jonatan: The Lost Yiddish Editions of Shivhei Ha-Besht (1815-1817)

Shasha Omri: Circumcision and Protecting the Covenant in the Story of Kfar Tarsha



Kabbalah 38 (2017), 320 pp. ISBN 9781933379654 $96

Studies in English

Wolski Nathan: Aaron Zeitlins Yosef della Reina  A Modern Sabbatean Tragedy

Studies in Hebrew

Abrams Daniel: Gershom Scholems Lexicon to the Zohar: A Personal Research Tool

Margolin Ron and Hoffmann Noam: A Kabbalist in the Histadrut: Rabbi Yehuda Zvi Brandwein, Disciple of Rabbi Yehuda Leib Ashlag

Sachs-Shmueli Leore: The Reception of Traditions of Two Channels of the Divine Masculine in the Kabbalah of R. Moses Cordovero

Ben-Shachar Naama and Weiss Tzahi: An Anonymous Geronese Kabbalistic Commentary on the Ten Sefirot

Gries Zeev: Joy in Hasidism

Chwat Ezra: The Identification of an Unknown Kabbalistic Work in Ms. Vatican Ebr. 202

Safrai Uri: The Kavvanot Homilies of R. Moses Jonah

Meir Jonatan: The Legend of the Journey of the Baal Shem Tov to the Land of Israel: New Documents from the Bratslav Archives

Yamamoto Shinichi: The Doctrine of World Cycles and Messianism in the Writings of Nathan of Gaza



Kabbalah 37 (2017), 320 pp. ISBN 9781933379647 $96

Studies in English

Bar-Asher Siegal Elitzur A.: Can the Grammar of Babylonian Aramaic Be Used in Evaluating the Language of the Zohar, and If So, How?

Faierstein Morris M.: The Possession of Rabbi Hayyim Vital by Jesus of Nazareth

Mayse Ariel Evan: Double-Take Textual Artifacts and the Memory of Hasidic Teachings

Studies in Hebrew

Baumgarten Eliezer: Homilies on the Kaballistic Ilan by Yosef Ibn‑Sur

Lorberbaum Menachem and Michaelis Omer: Then Came Sabbatai Sevi: Sabbatean Discourse in the Beshtian Circle

Margolin Ron: The Directives of Rabbi Ashlag in the Matter of the Dissemination of Kabbalah in English in the United States

Reiser Daniel: Scholarship of Hasidism in Yiddish: An Annotated Bibliography

Shiloh Elchanan: The State of the World before the Appearance of the People of Israel Between R. Moses Hayyim Luzzato and R. Yishaq Isaac Haver

Shuchat Raphael: Simsum Taken Literally An Investigation into the Thinking of Emanuel Hai Ricci and R. Solomon Eliasov



Kabbalah 36 (2017), 320 pp. ISBN 9781933379630 $96

Studies in English

Abrams Daniel: R. Joseph Gikatillas Secret of the Cherubs

Studies in Hebrew

Asulin Shifra: Between Cyclicality and Progression The Messianic Biography as a Personal Narrative in R. Hayyim Vitals Sefer Hezyonot

Bregman Dvora: The Mysterious Echo

Gur Ben Itzhak Inbal: The Doctrine of Parallel Worlds and the Tripartite Structure of the Soul in Sefer Hokhmat ha-Nefesh  A New Perspective on the Unique Traditions of R. Eleazar of Worms

Kauffman Tsippi: R. Nahmans Besht The Construction of the Father‑Figure

Knohl Israel: From the Birth of the Bible to the Beginning of the Kabbalah

Meroz Ronit: Cosmology in the Short Version of Sefer Yesira

Gurfinkel Eli: The Kabbalistic Structure of the Writings of the Maharal of Prague

Sadik Shalom: Utilization of Kabbalah Literature in the Polemics of the Apostates against Judaism



Kabbalah 35 (2016), 320 pp. ISBN 9781933379562 $96

Studies in English

Abrams Daniel: Divine Jealousy Kabbalistic Traditions of Triangulation

Wolfson Elliot R.: Anonymity and the Kabbalistic Ethos A Fourteenth-Century Supercommentary on the Commentary on the Sefirot

Papo Eliezer: Meliselda and its Symbolism for Sabbatai Sevi, His Inner Circle and His Later Followers

Wolski Nathan: Radical Allegoresis and Neoplatonic Myth in Midrash ha-Neelam

Studies in Hebrew

Safrai Uri: What is Absent in One is Revealed in the Other: The Concept of Completeness in the Writings of R. Naftali Hertz Treves

Barnai Jacob: Sabbateanism after the Death of Sabbatai Sevi Gershom Scholems Lectures from the Hebrew University, 1960-1961 from the Notebooks of Zalman Shazar

Sachs-Shmueli Leore, I Arouse the Shekhinah: A Psychoanalytic Study of Anxiety and Desire of the Kabbalah in Relation to the Object of Taboo

Elqayam Avi: Photography on Gravestones: Iconography and Messianism in Sabbatean Cemeteries in Istanbul

Bar-Asher Avishai: Sefer ha-Nequdah, the Short Sefer ha-Yihud and Fragments from Sefer Or Zarua and Sefer Toledot Adam



Kabbalah 34 (2016), 320 pp. ISBN 9781933379548 $96

Studies in English

Abrams Daniel: Metatron, the Lesser Lord, the Angel Called Elohim  A Kabbalistic Treatise from Thirteenth-Century Castile: Text, Translation and Commentary

Wolski Nathan: Moses de León and Midrash ha-Neelam  On the Beginnings of the Zohar

Studies in Hebrew

Reiser Daniel and Mayse Ariel Evan  For Many Years He Said This: A Forgotten Manuscript of the Sefat Emet

Elqayam Avi: Liberating Nudity in Sabbateanism Between the Messiah and His Prophet

Pely Hagai: The Conception of Halakhah in the Writings of the Author of Tiqqunei Zohar  A Reappraisal

Zev Harvey Warren: What Did the Rymanover Really Say about the Aleph of Anokhi?"

Abrams Daniel: The Earliest Manuscript of the Zohar  Ms. Vatican 202, Circa 1300: A Quote in Aramaic in the Name of R. Shimon bar Yohai in the The Secret of Leverite Marriage and the Various Copyings of Zoharic Texts in the Manuscript



Kabbalah 33 (2015), 320 pp. ISBN 9781933379487 $96

Mayse Ariel Evan and Reiser Daniel: Sefer Sefat Emet, Yiddish Manuscripts and the Oral Homilies of R. Yehudah Aryeh Leib of Ger

Wolski Nathan: An Unpublished Conclusion to the Zohars Halls of Holiness in Heikhalot Pequdei

Magid Shaul: Allegory Unbound: Rav Kook, Rabbi Akiva, Song of Songs, and the Rabbinic (Anti) Hero

Studies in Hebrew

Abrams Daniel: Gershom Scholem as a Hebrew Poet

Ben-Shachar Naama: R. Avigdors Commentary to the Forty-Letter Divine Name and Its Relation to the Commentaries of R. Nehemiah the Prophet

Mayer Yakov Z.: The Introduction to the Zohar: Text, Structure and Editing

Sachs-Shmueli Leore: The Image of the Prophetess Miriam as a Feminine Model in Zoharic Literature

Seroussi Edwin and Beeri Tova: Rabbi Israel Najara in Ashkenaz

Kauffman Tsippi: Typology of the Tsaddik in the Teachings of R. Abraham the Prophet

Meir Jonatan: Haskalah and Esotericism in Galicia: The Unpublished Writings of Elyaqim Hamilzahgi

Garb Jonathan: [Book Review]: Daniel Reiser, Vision as a Mirror Imagery Techniques in Twentieth Century Jewish Mysticism, Los Angeles: Cherub Press, 2014 [Hebrew]


Kabbalah 32 (2014), 320 pp. ISBN 9781933379470 $96

Abrams Daniel Abrams: Divine Yearning for Shekhinah: The Secret of the Exodus from Egypt R. Moses de Leóns Questions and Answers from Unpublished Manuscripts and their Zoharic Parallels

Idel Moshe: East European Hasidism: The Emergence of a Spiritual Movement

Studies in Hebrew

Elqayam Avi: Caves, Nudity and Death On the Initiation of R. Shimon Bar Yohai as a Son of Heaven

Yahalom Joseph: Shiur Qomah in a Misidentified Qalirian Poem for Pentacost

Sofer Gal: The Hebrew Manuscripts of Mafteah Shelomoh and an Inquiry into the Magic of the Sabbateans

Ben-Shachar Naama: R. Avigdor Katz, R. Nehemiah the Prophet and Special Cherub Circle

Sachs-Shmueli Leore: R. Joseph of Hamadans Commentary to the Ten Sefirot



Kabbalah 31 (2014), 320 pp. ISBN 1-933379-38-3 $96

Studies in English

Abrams Daniel: Nineteenth-Century Precedents of Textual Scholarship of Kabbalistic Literature Elyaqim Milzahagis Zoharei Raviah: Ms. Jerusalem NLI 4 121

Amshalem Jeffrey G.: Why Do You Not Tell Stories in My Praise Also? The Image of Dov Ber, the Maggid of Mezritsh, in the Earliest Hasidic Tales

Studies in Hebrew

Gam Hacohen Moran: Gershom Scholems Lectures from Ohel Shem, 1934

Elqayam Avi: Sabbatean Hymns and Poetry A Critical Study of Gershom Scholems Unpublished Manuscript Notes

Lorberbaum Menachem: Attain the Attribute of Ayyin: The Mystical Religiosity of Maggid Devarav Le-Yaaqov

Schwartz Dov: Traits of the Hesychast Polemics in Fourteenth-Century Jewish Byzantine Thought

Yisraeli Oded: A Kabbalist Despite Himself: R. Judah ben Yaqar A Historical Figure and His Image

Meir Jonatan: The Eclectic Kabbalah of R. Shimon Horowitz (A Critical Note on the Term The Lithuanian Kabbalah)



Kabbalah 30 (2013), 320 pp. ISBN 1-933379-33-2 $96

Abrams Daniel: A Commentary to the Ten Sefirot from Early Thirteenth-Century Catalonia: Synoptic Edition, Translation and Detailed Commentary

Ackerman Ari: The Attribution of Sod Ha-Kaddish to Hasdai Crescas

Wolfson Elliot R.: Nequddat ha-Reshimu  The Trace of Transcendence and the Transcendence of the Trace: The Paradox of  Simsum in the RaShaBs Hemshekh Ayin Beit

Studies in Hebrew

Reiser Daniel and Mayse Ariel Evan: The Last Sermon of R. Judah Leib Alter of Gur and the Role of Yiddish in the Study of Hasidic Sermons

Feldman-Samet Hadar: Theological Aspects in Letters of the Donme A Sabbatean Source from Rabbi Judah Levi Tovas Circle

Roth Ariel: Reshimu  The Dispute between Lubavitch and Kopost Hasidism

Har Shefi Avishar: The Affinity of Rabbi Nahman of Breslav with Rabbi Shimon bar Yohai and the Turning toward Sippurei Maasiyot

Kauffman Tsippi, On the Portrait of a Saddiq: R. Zusha of Annopol

Elqayam Avraham: Nudity in Safed in the Sixteenth Century Between Hasidism and Deviance



Kabbalah 29 (2013), 320 pp. ISBN 1-933379-32-4 $96

Studies in English

Abrams Daniel: The Zohar as Palimpsest Dismantling the Literary Constructs of a Kabbalistic Classic and the Turn to the Hermeneutics of Textual Archaeology

Studies in Hebrew

Idel Moshe: The Identification of the Authors of Two Ashkenazi Commentaries to ha-Ederet ve-ha-Emunah and R. Eleazar of Worms Theurgic Conceptions of the Divine Glory

Goldschmidt Roee: The Study of Lurianic Kabbalah in the Circle of the Baal Shem Tov R. Moses Shoham of Dolinas Seraf Peri Es Hayyim

Elqayam Avraham: The King is Naked The Symbolic Removal of the Scarf in the Kabbalah of R. Joseph Gikatilla

Yahalom Joseph: From the Melody to the Lyric: Hebrew Poetry on Conjunction After the Spanish Expulsion



Kabbalah 28 (2012), 320 pp. ISBN 1-933379-28-6 $96

Studies in English

Abrams Daniel: The Becoming of the Hasidic Book An Unpublished Article by Joseph Weiss: Study, Edition and English Translation

Meir Jonatan: Marketing Demons Joseph Perl, Israel Baal Shem Tov and the History of One Amulet

Idel Moshe: Solomon Maimon and Kabbalah

Studies in Hebrew

Abrams Daniel: Gershom Scholem and the Book Bahir

Bohak Gideon: Gershom Scholem and Jewish Magic

Bar-On Shraga: The Yom Kippur Lots Rationalism, Manticism and Mysticism

Sachs-Shmueli Leore: Seder Gan Eden  Critical Edition and Study (with annotations by Gershom Scholem)

Elqayam Avraham: Nudity in the Sanctus Sanctorum: Philo and Plotinus on Nudity, Esthetics and Sanctity



Kabbalah 27 (2012), 320 pp. ISBN 1-933379-29-4

Editors Introduction: The Popularization of the Kabbalah in Ashkenazi Society

Abrams Daniel: Metatron and Jesus The Longue Durée of Rabbinic and Kabbalistic Traditions: An Eighteenth-Century Manual of Christian Proselytizing in German and Yiddish

Baumgarten Jean: Des traductions de textes kabbalistiques dans la littérature yiddish ancienne

Deutsch Nathaniel: From Novgorod to New York: S. Z. Setzer and the Yiddish Roots of the Kabbalah in America

Faierstein Morris M.: The Brantshpigl (1596) and the Popularization of Kabbalah

Fishbane Eitan P.: Perceptions of Greatness: Constructions of the Holy Man in Shivhei ha-Ari

Idel Moshe: Emanuel Stein: An Unknown Kabbalist A Preliminary Presentation

Magid Shaul: The Metaphysics of Malkhut: Malkhut as Eyn Sof in the Writings of Yaakov Koppel of Mezritch

Wolfson Elliot R.: Paul Philip Levertoff and the Popularization of Kabbalah as a Missionizing Tactic



Kabbalah 26 (2011), 320 pp. ISBN 1-933379-28-6 $96

Studies in English

Abrams Daniel: Kabbalistic Paratext

Wolfson Elliot R.: Revealing and Re/veiling Menahem Mendel Schneersons Messianic Secret

Wexler Philip: Gershom Scholems Mysticism and Society Critique, Alternative, Text

Riemer Nathanael: The Mystery of Adam, David, Messiah Reincarnations of the Messianic Soul in Beer Sheva (Seven Wells) by R. Beer Perlhefter

Offenberg Sara: Crossing over from Earth to Heaven The Image of the Ark and the Merkavah in the North French Hebrew Miscellany

Studies in Hebrew

Idel Moshe: The Commenatries of R. Nehemiah bar Shlomo to the Piyyut Ha-Ohez be-Yad Middat Mishpat

Harshefi Avishar: How Different Is This Time from the Idra  The Idra Zuta: Structure and Meaning

Weiss Tzahi: Soft and Hard: More Comments on the Syrian Context of Sefer Yesira

Pely Hagai: Kabbalah in R. Joseph Karos Halakhic System A Chapter in the Development of a Castilian Halakhic Ruling through the Sixteenth Century

Schwartz Dov: The Soul and the Diety The Preaching of R. Joseph Isaac Schneerson

Ross Niham: Tiqqun Hasot of the Rabbi of Sasev Symbolic Ritual and its Literary Reception



Kabbalah 25 (2011), 320 pp. ISBN 1-933379-27-8 $96

Studies in English

Abrams Daniel: Text in a Zoharic Parable: A Chapter in the History of Kabbalistic Textuality

Idel Moshe: Ascensions, Gender and Pillars in Safedian Kabbalah

Paluch Agata: The Ashkenazi Profile of Kabbalah: Aspects of the Megalleh Amuqot ReNaV Ofanim al Va-Ethanan by Nathan Neta Shapira of Kraków

Freedman Daphne: Astral and other Neologisms in the Zohar

Studies in Hebrew

Garb Jonathan: The Authentic Kabbalistic Writings of R. Moses Hayyim Luzzatto

Porat Oded: A Peace without Interruption: Renewed Speculation in Sefer Brit ha-Menuha

Bar Asher Avishai: Penance and Fasting in the Writings of Rabbi Moses de León and the Zoharic Polemic with Contemporary Christian Monasticism



Kabbalah 24 (2011), 304 pages, ISBN 1-933379-22-7 $96

Studies in English

Idel Moshe: Mystical Redemption and Messianism in R. Israel Baal Shem Tovs Teachings

Flatto Sharon: Believing the Censor? A Response to Deists, Sabbatians, and Kabbalists in Prague: A Censored Sermon of R. Ezekiel Landau, 1770

Studies in Hebrew

Liebes Yehuda: A Mystical Midrash Halakhah Attributed to Shimon ben Shetah

Meir Jonatan: On the History of Kabbalah in America: The Unpublished Manuscripts of Levi I. Krakovsky

Dubrau Irmi: Iconographic Images of Lovers in Illuminated Ashkenazi Mahzorim: Toward an Interpretive Reading of Medieval German Esotericism

Fischheimer Matanya: Anyone Who Looks at the Brass Serpent Shall Survive A New Inquiry into the Thought of Nehemiah Hayon

Horen Roee: Judaism as Viewed through the Prism of Faith in the Righteous A Study of the Works of R. Nathan of Nemirov



Kabbalah 23 (2010), 304 pages, ISBN 1-933379-21-9 $96

Studies in English

Idel Moshe: Mircea Eliade and the Zohar: Moving Sands

Hecker Joel: The Face of Shame: The Sight and Site of Rebuke (Zohar 3:45b-47a)

Wolski Nathan: Metatron and the Mysteries of the Night in Midrash ha-Neelam: Jacob ha-Kohens Sefer ha-Orah and the Transformation of a Motif in the Early Writings of Moses de León (Zohar Hadash, Lekh Lekha, MhN 25c-26a)

Matt Daniel: Whats His Name?

Fishbane Eitan: Representation and the Boundaries of Realism: Reading the Fantastic in Zoharic Fiction

Studies in Hebrew

Benarroch Yonatan: On the Anatomy of the Evil Inclination in the Zohar

Yisraeli Oded: The War with Amaleq in the Zohar: Human and Divine Need

Roi Biti: The Legs of the Shekhinah as a Founding Image of an Ethos: An Inquiry into the Story of the Man on Crutches in Tiqqunei ha‑Zohar

Carmeli Merav: The Myth of the Birthing Hind and the Serpent in Parshat Beshalah in the Zohar

Kara-Ivanov Kaniel Ruth: The Messianic and Feminine Secret of the Zoharic Tiqla: Incestous Relations of the Daughters of Lot in Parshat Va-Yera in the Zohar



Kabbalah 22 (2010), 304 pages, ISBN 1-933379-20-0 $96

Studies in English

Abrams Daniel: Oedipal Anxiety in the Fraternal Rivalry between Jacob and Esau: A Psycho-Sexual Reading of an Anti-Christian Polemic in a Zoharic Passage

Wolfson Elliot R.: Undoing Time and the Syntax of the Dream Interlude: A Phenomenological Reading of Zohar 1:199a-200a

Green Arthur: Hillel Zeitlin and Neo-Hasidic Readings of the Zohar

Giller Pinchas: The Fire-Lights

Studies in Hebrew

Oron Michal: Midrash ha-Neelam  Old and New

Hellner-Eshed Melila: The Zealot of the Covenant and the Ecstatic Elijah and Habakkuk in the Zohar: On the Masculine and Feminine in the Human Psyche

Asulin Shifra: The Flaw and its Correction: Impurity, The Moon and the Shekhinah  A Broad Inquiry into Zohar 3:79 (Aharei Mot)

Meroz Ronit: The Writing of the Zoharic Sitrei Tora  R. Yaaqov Shatz and His Co-writers

Sobol Neta: No Angel Performs Two Missions On One Dramatic Moment in Idra Rabba



Kabbalah 21 (2010), 384 pages, 1-933379-15-4 $96

Studies in English

Abrams Daniel: The Virgin Mary as the Moon that Lacks the Sun A Zoharic Polemic Against the Veneration of Mary

Idel Moshe: Torah Hadashah  Messiah and the New Torah in Jewish Mysticism and Modern Scholarship

Faierstein Morris: Two Radical Teachings in the Mei Ha-Shiloah and Their Sources

Studies in Hebrew

Liebes Yehuda: The Pool, the Daughter and the Male in the Book Bahir

Schneider Michael: The Angelomorophic Son of God, Yehoel and the Prince of Peace

Kara-Ivanov Kaniel Ruth: Eve, the Gazelle and the Serpent: Narratives of Creation and Redemption, Myth and Gender

Abrams Daniel: The Reception and Editing of Kabbalistic Works by Students of Jewish Esotericism in Ashkenaz After the Appearance of the Kabbalah (Collectanea of Early Works in a Leipzig Manuscript Copied in 1429)

Sadik Shalom: Is R. Abner R. Abner of Burgos?

Kahana Maoz and Silber Michael K.: Deists, Sabbateans and Kabbalists in Prague: A Censored Sermon of R. Ezekiel Landau, 1770



Kabbalah 20 (2009), 268 pages, ISBN 1-933379-14-6 $96

Abrams Daniel: Phenomenology of Jewish Mysticism Moshe Idels Methodology in Perspective

Wolski Nathan: The Secret of Yiddish Zoharic Composition in the Poetry of Aaron Zeitlin

Idel Moshe: The Image of Man Above the Sefirot  R. David ben Yehuda he-Hasids Theosophy of Ten Supernal Saahot and Its Reverberations

Studies in Hebrew

Idel Moshe: Your Word Stands Firm in Heaven An Inquiry into the Early Traditions of R. Israel Baal Shem Tov and Their Reverberations in Hasidism

Schneider Michael: The Myth of the Satan in the Book Bahir

Meir Jonatan: New Discoveries Concerning R. Judah Leib Ashlag



Kabbalah 19 (2009), 336 pages ISBN 1-933379-13-8 $96

Studies in English

Abrams Daniel: The Invention of the Zohar as a Book On the Assumptions and Expectations of the Kabbalists and Modern Scholars

Wolfson Elliot R.: The Anonymous Chapters of the Elderly Master of Secrets New Evidence for the Early Activity of the Zoharic Circle

Abrams Daniel: The Cultural Reception of the Zohar  An Unknown Lecture by Gershom Scholem from 1940 (Study, Edition and English Translation)

Studies in Hebrew

Liebes Yehuda: The Account of the Chariot and the Account of Creation as Mystical Teachings in Philo of Alexandria



Kabbalah 18 (2008), 320 pages, ISBN 1-933379-11-1 $96

Studies in English

Idel Moshe: Adonay Sefatay Tiftah  Models of Understanding Prayer in Early Hasidism

Gries Zeev: The Printing of Kabbalistic Literature in the Twentieth Century

Wolfson Elliot R.: Kenotic Overflow and Temporal Transcendence Angelic Embodiment and the Alterity of Time in Abraham Abulafia

Studies in Hebrew

Idel Moshe: Kabbalah in Byzantium: A Preliminary Inquiry

Meir Jonatan: Mikhael Levi Rodkinson Between Hasidism and Haskalah

Baumgarten Eliezer: R. Menahem Mendel of Shklovs The Depiction of the Letters



Kabbalah: 17 (2008), 336 pp., ISBN 1‑933379-08-1 $96

Studies in English

Idel Moshe: A Unique Manuscript of an Untitled Treatise of Abraham Abulafia in Biblioteca Laurentiana Medicea

Abrams Daniel: Hypostatic Wisdom and Imitatio Dei Kabbalistic Traditions of Attaining Wisdom

Brill Alan: Maharal as an Early Modern Thinker

Faierstein Morris M.: Kotsk Izbica Dispute: Theological or Personal?

Book Reviews in English

Magid Shaul: Mor Altshuler, The Messianic Secret of Hasidism, Leiden-Boston: Brill, 2006

Mark Zvi: Jonathan Garb, The Chosen Will Become Herds: Studies in Twentieth Century Kabbalah, Jerusalem: Carmel, 2005 [Hebrew]

Studies in Hebrew

Liebes Yehuda: The Prophecy of the Sabbatean, R. Heshel Zoref of Vilna in the Writings of R. Menahem Mendel of Shklov, the Student of R. Elijah, the Gaon of Vilna and the Founder of the Ashkenazi Yishuv in Jerusalem

Weiss Tzahi: Three Traditions of the Creation of the World from Letters

Yahalom Shalem: Kabbalah (as Received Tradition) and Innovation in the Writings of Nahmanides and Related Scholarship: The Cases of the Joints of the Sinews and the Killer Wife

Wacks Ron: The Technique of Guided Imagination in the Thought of R. Kalonymos Kalman Shapira of Piaseczno

Gries Zeev: Apostates and Maskilim as Censors in the Nineteenth Century

Abelman Asael: Collectanea of Esoterica A Fantasy Narrative by Hillel Zeitlin on the Future and the Redemption of the Jews

Dahan Alon: The Last Redeemer without a Successor: Did R. Menahem Mendel Schneerson Choose Not to Appoint an Heir for Messianic Reasons

Kula Amit: Rabbi Hayyim Benvenistis Sabbateanism A New Inquiry

Book Reviews in Hebrew

Meir Efraim: Abraham Heschels The Sabbath and its Hebrew Translation



Kabbalah 16 (2007), 360 pp. ISBN 1-933379-05-7 $96

Studies in English

Abrams Daniel: The Condensation of the Symbol Shekhinah in the Manuscripts of the Book Bahir

Wolski Nathan and Carmeli Merav: Those Who Know Have Wings Celestial Journeys with the Masters of the Academy

Gilead Amihud: Spinoza, the Turks, and Sabbatai Sevi: A Case Of Philosophical Prejudice

Studies in Hebrew

Abelman Asael: In the Thicket of Belief and Denial: The Spiritual Path of Hillel Zeitlin at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century

Meir Jonatan: The Revealed and the Revealed within the Concealed: On the Opposition to the Followers of Rabbi Yehuda Ashlag and the Dissemination of Esoteric Literature

Kauffman Tsippi: Corporeal Worship in the Writings of R. Jacob Isaac, the Seer from Lublin

Zadoff Noam: The Debate between Baruch Kurzweil and Gershom Scholem on the Research of Sabbateanism



Kabbalah 15 (2006), 368 pp. ISBN 1-933379-02-2 $96

Studies in English

Abrams Daniel: A Light of Her Own Minor Kabbalistic Traditions on the Ontology of the Divine Feminine

Magid Shaul: Ethics Disentangled from the Law Incarnation, the Universal, and Hasidic Ethics

Idel Moshe: The Myth of the Androgyne in Leone Ebreos Dialoghi dAmore and its Cultural Implications

Wolfson Elliot R.: New Jerusalem Glowing Songs and Poems of Leonard Cohen in a Kabbalistic Key

Book Review in English

Wexler Philip: Kabbalists and Sociologists [Joel Hecker, Mystical Bodies, Mystical Meals: Eating and Embodiment in Medieval Kabbalah, Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2005]

Studies in Hebrew

Greis Zeev: Jewish Homiletical Literature: Between Written and Oral Traditions

Zadoff Noam and Meir Jonathan: The Empty Space, Sabbateanism and its Melodies Joseph Weiss Reading of Liqqutei Moharan 64

Cherlow Semadar: Did Rav Harlap Attempt to Establish a Mystical Circle to Hasten the Redemption

Ross Nicham: An Ideological Dispute about a Hasidic Parable

Segal Abraham: The Relation between Lurianic Kabbalah and Hasidism in the Thought of R. Yishaq Isaac of Qomarno

Lavi Tony: The World of Emanation: Its Dissemination, Structure and Aims in the Works of R. Yehuda Leib Halevi Ashlag



Kabbalah 14 (2006), 384 pp. ISBN 1-933379-01-4 $96

Studies in English

Elqayam Avraham: Sabbatean Cookery: Food, Memory and Feminine Identity in Modern Turkey

Idel Moshe: From Italy to Ashkenaz and Back: On the Circulation of Jewish Mystical Traditions

Maciejko Pawel: A Jewish-Christian Sect with a Sabbatian Background Revisited

Daigin Uri: Magical-Theurgical Language Theories: of the Russian Symbolists

Studies in Hebrew

Idel Moshe: The Commentaries of Nehemiah ben Shlomo to the Forty-Two Letter Divine Name

Sorotzkin David: The Theology of the Different (Ha-Nivdal): The Maharal of Prague and the Emergence of Early Modern Jewish Orthodox Thought

Penkower Jordan: The Dating of Sections on Biblical Accentuation from Sefer ha-Bahir

Garb Jonathan: On the Kabbalists of Prague



Kabbalah 13 (2005), 336pp. ISBN 0-9747505-8-1 $96

Studies in English

Wolfson Elliot: Language, Secrecy, and the Mysteries of Law: Theurgy and the Christian Kabbalah of Johannes Reuchlin

Idel Moshe: On European Cultural Renaissances and Jewish Mysticism

Garb Jonathan: Gender and Power in Kabbalah: A Theoretical Investigation

Book Reviews in English

Bali Rifat N.: What Is Efendi Telling Us?

Bessemer Paul F.: Recent Turkish Works on the Dönmes

Studies in Hebrew

Meir Jonathan: Lights and Vessels: A New Inquiry into the Circle of Rav Kook and the Editors of His Works

Afterman Adam: Maaseh Merkava in Rabbinic Literature: Prayer and Envisioning the Chariot

Penkower Jordan S.: The Form of the Zarqa and the Dating of the Zohar

Goodman Michah: The Shekhinah and Mars: Similar Enemies On the Hidden Dynamic of History in the Thought of Nahmanides

Book Reviews in Hebrew

Bohak Gideon: Dov Schwartz, Amulets, Properties and Rationalism in Medieval Jewish Thought, Ramat-Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press 2004

Bar-Ilan Meir: R. Abraham Ibn Ezras Yesod Mora, ed. Y. Cohen and A. Simon, Ramat Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press 2002



Kabbalah 12 (2004), 352 pp. ISBN 0-9747505-2-2 $96

Studies in English

Wexler Philip: A Secular Alchemy of Social Science: The Denial of Jewish Messianism in Freud and Durkheim

Mark Zvi: Madness, Melancholy and Suicide in Early Hasidism

Zabolotnaya Natasha-Esther: Cosmology and Color Symbolism in R. Eleazar of Worms

Studies in Hebrew

Idel Moshe: The Kabbalistic Interpretation of the Secret of Arayyot in Early Kabbalah

Abrams Daniel: The Zohar as a Book: On the Assumptions and Expectations of the Kabbalists and Modern Scholarship

Gamlieli Deborah: Stages of Becoming in the Creation: Parallelism with Philosophical and Psychological Terminology

Wozner Shai A.: A Kabbalistic Homily on the Birth of Moses in a Womans Image

Rubin Tzivia: Rabbi Moses îayyim Luzzatos Theurgic Commentary to the Beginning of the Idra Rabba

Book Reviews in Hebrew

Hotam Yotam: Modernity, Gnostic Heresy and Zionism: [A Review of:] Hans, Jonas, Erinnerungen. Insel Verlag, Hg. von Christian Wiese. Nach Gespräche mit Rachel Salamander. Leipzig 2003



Kabbalah 11 (2004), 400 pp. ISBN 0-9747505-1-4 $96

Studies in English

Bloom Harold: Gershom Scholem as Poet

Idel Moshe: Kabbalah, Hieroglyphicity and Hieroglyp

Glazer Aubrey L.: Rebirthing Redemption: Hermeneutics of gilgul from Beit Lehem Yehudah into Haviva Pedayas Poetry

Studies in Hebrew

Barel Esther: Between Philosophy and Kabbalah: R. Barkhiel Job Kauffmans Lev Adam

Eydar Deror: Alone on the Highway within the Orchards: A Literary-Kabbalistic Study of the Poems One and The Dead Moon by Yosef Zvi Rimon

Bar-Yosef Hamutal: An Introduction to Mysticism in Modern Hebrew Literature



Kabbalah 10 (2004), 360 pp. ISBN 0-9747505-0-6 $96

Studies in English

Abrams Daniel: Some Phenomenological Considerations on the Account of Creation in Jewish Mystical Literature

Sela Shlomo: Abraham Ibn Ezras Appropriation of Saturn

Huss Boaz: Demonology and Magic in the Writings of R. Menahem Ziyyoni

Tourov Igor: Hasidism and Christianity of the Eastern Territory of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth: Possible of Contacts and Mutual Influences

Book Reviews in English

Morlok Elke: [Review of:] Gerold Necker, Das Buch des Lebens  Edition, Übersetzung und Studien, Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2001

Studies in Hebrew

Meir Jonathan: Hillel Zeitlins Zohar: The History of a Translation and Commentary Project

Fenton Paul: Traces of the Muslim Mystical Martyr al-Hallāj in Arab-Jewish Literature

Schuchat Raphael: Lithuanian Kabbalah as an Independent Trend of Kabbalistic Literature

Sack Beracha: On Moses Zacuts Contribution to Tuv ha-Ares

Kosman Admiel: The Extended Hand and the Pilgrim Foot: On Individual, Authentic Sacrifice and Seeing Gods Face in an Ancient Story from Palestine and in a Late Hasidic Story

Lavi Tony: The Idea of Creation, the Construction and Reconstruction of Creation in the Thought of R. Judah Leib ha-Levi Ashlag

Book Reviews in Hebrew

Bar-Ilan Meir: [Review of:] R. Abraham Ibn Ezra, Yesod Mora ve-Sod ha-Torah, ed. J. Cohen and U. Simon, Ramat Gan: Bar Ilan University Press 2002

Meir Efraim: [Review of Hebrew edition of:] Abraham Joshua Heschel: God in Search of Man: A Philosophy of Judaism



Kabbalah 9 (2003), 396 pp. ISBN 0-9705369-9-2 $96

Studies in English

Elqayam Avraham: History of Madness in Sabbateanism

Şişman Cengiz: A Jewish Messiah from Tartaria in 1671: A New Source on the Lives of Sabbatean Prophets, Sabbatai Raphael and/or Shilo Sabbatai

Bali Rifat N.: Another Enemy: The Dönme or Crypto-Jews

Bessemer Paul F.: Who is a Crypto-Jew? A Historical Survey of the Sabbataean Debate in Turkey

Baer Marc D.: Messiah King or Rebel? Jewish and Ottoman Reactions to Sabbatai Tzevis Arrival in Istanbul

Maciejko Paweł: The Literary Character and Doctrine of Jacob Franks The Words of the Lord

Book Reviews in English

Saban Giacomo: [Review of:] Michele Blumenthal and Michel Grossman, SAZANIKOS - Les Derniers Dönmes

Saban Giacomo: [Review of:] Abraham Galanté, Sabetay Sevi ve Sabetaycıların Gelenekleri (Sabbatai Sevi and Sabbetaist Traditions), Zvi-Geyik Yayınları, Istanbul, first and second editions August 2000

Studies in Hebrew

Liebes Yehuda: The Letter Saddi and the Attitude of the Vilna Gaon and his Circle Toward Sabbateanism

Avayou Shlomo: The Sabbatean Adventure

Bali Rifat N.: Memiors and Interviews of Sabbateans

Ettinger Shmuel (edited by Jacob Barnai): The Emden-Eibeschuetz Controversy in the Light of Jewish Historiography



Kabbalah 8 (2003), 368 pp. ISBN 0-9705369-8-4 $96

Studies in English

Idel Moshe: On Prophecy and Magic in Sabbateanism

Halperin David J.: Abraham Miguel Cardozo and the Woman On the Moon

Lenowitz Harris: Leaving Turkey: The Dönme Comes to Poland

Studies in Hebrew

Yosha Nissim: Lurianic Kabbalah as Metaphor in the Homilies of Abraham Miguel Cardozo

Lattes Yaakov: Sabbatean Entries in the Register of the Jewish Community in Rome

Telenberg Aharon: The Sabbatean Theology in Judah Levi Tovas Commentary to Genesis 1

Avayou Shlomo and Elqayam Avraham: A Critical Edition of Mirat Bereshit Tova

Telenberg Aharon, Avayou Shlomo and Elqayam Avraham: A Translation of Mirat Bereshit Tova from Ladino to Hebrew



Kabbalah 7 (2002) ISBN0-9705369-6-8 $96

Studies in English

Wexler Philip: Social Psychology, the Hasidic Ethos and the Spirit of the New Age

Hansel David: The Origin in the Thought Of Rabbi Yehuda Halevy Ashlag  simsum of God or simsum of The World?

Shapiro Marc: A Note on Practical Kabbalah in Early 20th Century Jerusalem

Bar-Levav Avriel: Death and the (Blurred) Boundaries of Magic: Strategies of Coexistence

Book Reviews in English

Morlok Elke: Andreas Kilcher, Die Sprachtheorie der Kabbala als ästhetisches Paradigma. Die Konstruktion einer ästhetischen Kabbala seit der Frühen Neuzeit, Stuttgart: J.B. Metzler Verlag, 1998

Daigen Uri: A. F. Losev, Владимир Соловьёв и его время, Москва 2000 [Vladimir Solovyov and His Time, Moscow 2000]

New Books and Books Received

Studies in Hebrew

Holzman Gitit: Seclusion, Knowledge and Conjunction in the Thought of R. Moshe Narboni

Mark Tzvi: Silence and Melody in Empty Space in the Thought of R. Nahman of Bratslav

Manor Dan: R. Moses bar Maimon (Elbaz): Kabbalistic Exegesis and its Sources

Elqayam Avraham: Başım tacı Şabbetai: A Sabbatean Hymn from the Kapancılar Community

Huss Boaz, Holy Place, Holy Time, Holy Book: The Influence of the Zohar on Pilgrimage Rituals to Meron and the Lag Be-Omer Festival

Halbertal Moshe: Esoteric Doctrine of the Hidden Miracle The Layers of Being in the Teaching of Nahmanides

Koren Yisrael: Internalization of Hasidic Dogma in the Thought of Martin Buber in light of the Controversy of his Interpretation to Hasidism

Meroz Ronit: A Passage Attributed to the Book Bahir

Book Reviews in Hebrew

Meir Ephraim: The First Hebrew Monograph on A. J. Heschel: Review of: A. Even-Chen, A Voice from the Darkness: Abraham Joshua Heschel: Phenomenology and Mysticism, Tel Aviv: Am Oved and The Schechter Institute for Jewish Studies, 1999 [Hebrew]

Bar Ilan Meir: Astrology and Biblical Exegesis Review of: Shlomo Sela, Astrology and Biblical Exegesis in Abraham Ibn Ezra's Thought, Ramat Gan: Bar Ilan University Press, 1999 [Hebrew]

Bar Ilan Meir: Astrology and Magic in the Middle Ages Review of: Dov Schwartz, Astral Magic in Medieval Jewish Thought, Ramat Gan: Bar Ilan University Press, 1999 [Hebrew]



Kabbalah 6 (2001) ISBN 0-9705369-5-X $96

Studies in English and French

Schmelowszky Agoston: A la recherche dun discours perdu: Les antecedents du debat sur Origene

Garb Yoni: Kinds of Power: Rabbinic Texts and the Kabbalah

Kaplan Lawrence: Adam, Enoch, and Metatron Revisited: A Critical Analysis of Moshe Idels Method of Reconstruction

Bohak Gideon: Remains of Greek Words and Magical Formulae in Hekhalot Literature

Kanarfogel Ephraim: Mysticism and Asceticism in Italian Rabbinic Literature of the Thirteenth Century

Shapira Dan: Anuš and Uthra: Notes on Aramaic-Iranian Linguistic Interaction and Mystical Traditions

Idel Moshe: Adam and Enoch According to St. Ephrem the Syrian

Book Reviews in English

Bohak Gideon: Review of: Rebecca Macy Lesses, Ritual Practices to Gain Power: Angels, Incantations, and Revelation in Early Jewish Mysticism, (Harvard Theological Studies 44), Harrisburg, PA: Trinity Press, 1998

New Books and Books Received

Studies in Hebrew

Wolfson Elliot: Gender and Heresy in the Study of Kabbalah

Abrams Daniel: Chapters from an Emotional and Sexual Biography of God: Reflections on Gods Attributes in the Bible, Midrash and Kabbalah

Schneider Michael: Enoch, a Mystical Cobbler and Islamic Tradition



Kabbalah 5 (2000) ISBN 0-9705369-4-1 $96

Studies in English

Bar-Levav Avriel: Games of Death in Jewish Books for the Sick and Dying in the Early Modern Period

Abrams Daniel: The Dimensions of the Creator Contradiction or Paradox? Corruptions and Accretions to the Manuscript Witnesses

Wolfson Elliot R.: Megillat Emet we-Emunah: Contemplative Visualization and Mystical Unknowing

Shapira Dan:  : Celestial Race, The Jews

Kilcher Andreas B.: Scientia cabalistica as Scientia universalis: Encyclopedism and Kabbalism in the 16th and 17th Centuries

Huss Boaz: NiSAN The Wife of the Infinite: The Mystical Hermeneutics of Rabbi Isaac of Acre

Torchinov, Evgeny A.: The Doctrine of the Origin of Evil in Lurianic and Sabbatean Kabbalah and in the Awakening of Faith in Mahāyāna Buddhism

Review Essays and Book Reviews in English

Green Arthur: Reply to Alon Goshen-Gottstein [Review of A. Green, Keter: The Crown of God in Early Jewish Mysticism, Princeton, 1997, published in Kabbalah 4 (1999)]

Saban Giacomo: Ilgaz Zorlu, Evet, ben Selanikliyim Turkiye Sabetayciligi - Makaleler (Yes, I am a Salonician Turkish Sabbateanism Articles), Belge Uluslararası Yayincilik İstanbul 1998

Chajes J. H.: J. Z. Werblowsky: R. Yoseph Karo: Baal Halakha u-Mequbal. Translated by Yair Zoren. Third (Hebrew) edition, Jerusalem: Magnes Press, 1996

Laura Heidi: Hanna Liss, Elazar ben Yehuda von Worms: Hilkhot ha-Kavod. Die Lehrsätze von der Herlichkeit Gottes, [Text and Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Judaism, 12] Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 1997

New Books and Books Received

Studies in Hebrew

Harari Yuval: Love Charms in Early Jewish Magic

Idel Moshe: Enoch The Mystical Cobbler

Lorberbaum Yair: Nahmanides Kabbalah on the Creation of Man in the Image of God

Helner-Eshed Melila: If You Awaken and Arouse Love: The Language of Awakening in the Zohar

Ta-Shema Israel: Additional Inquiries into the Problem of Ashkenazi Sources to the Zohar

Even-Chen Alexander: Mysticism and Prophecy in the Writings of Abraham Joshua Heschel

Koren Yisrael: Martin Buber-From Ecstasy to the Mysticism of Life

Review Essays and Book Reviews in Hebrew

Gries Zeev: Between the Surgeons Blade of the Historian and the Brush of the Researcher of Literature [Review Essay of: Moshe Rosman, Founder of Hasidism A Quest for the Historical Baal Shem Tov, Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Press, 1996]

Meir Efraim: Edward K. Kaplan, Holiness in Words Abraham Joshua Heschels Poetics of Piety, Albany: SUNY Press, 1996; E. K. Kaplan and S. H. Dresner, Abraham Joshua Heschel Prophetic Witness, New Haven and London: Yale University, 1998



Kabbalah 4 (1999) ISBN 0-9705369-3-3 $96

Studies in English

Burmistrov Konstantin and Endel Maria: Kabbalah in Russian Masonry: Some Preliminary Observations

Saban Giacomo: Sabbatean Genealogical Trees

Harari David: Was the Author of Cabala del Cavallo Pegaseo a Kabbalist?

New Books and Books Received

Studies in Hebrew

Huss Boaz: A Sage is Preferable to a Prophet: R. Simeon bar Yohai and Moses in the Zohar

Fenton Paul: R. Joseph Ibn Waqars Sefer Shoreshei ha-Qabbalah: A Kabbalistic Lexicon

Garb Yoni: The Kabbalah of Rabbi Joseph Ibn Sayyah as a Source for the Understanding of Safedian Kabbalah

Pachter Mordechai: The Root of Faith is the Root of Heresy in the Teaching of R. Azriel of Gerona

Koren Israel: Mystical and Prophetic Elements in the Works of Fredreich Weinreb

Schwartz Dov: From Theurgy to Magic: The Crystallization of the Magical-Talismanic Interpretation of the Sacrifices in the School of Nahmanides and his Interpreters

Book Reviews in Hebrew

Kasher Rimmon: Ann Jeffers, Magic and Divination in Ancient Palestine and Syria, Studies in the History and Culture of the Ancient Near East 8, Leiden New York Köln: E.J. Brill, 1996

Bar Ilan Meir: Michael D. Swartz, Scholastic Magic: Ritual and Revelation in Early Jewish Mysticism, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1996

Goshen-Gottstein Alon: Arthur Green, Keter: The Crown of God in Early Jewish Mysticism, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1997



Kabbalah 3 (1998) ISBN 0-9705369-2-5 $96

Studies in English

Wolfson Elliot: Constructions of the Shekhinah in the Messianic Theosophy of Abraham Cardoso, With an Annotated Edition of Derush ha-Shekhinah

Idel Moshe: On Mobility, Individuals and Groups: Prolegomenon for a Sociological Approach to Sixteenth-Century Kabbalah

Review Essays and Book Reviews

Mopsik Charles: Moïse de León, le Sheqel ha-Qodesh et la redaction du Zohar: Une réponse a Yehuda Liebes (Kabbalah 2 [1997], pp. 271-285)

Abrams Daniel: Jewish Gnosticism, Review of: Nathaniel Deutsch, The Gnostic Imagination  Gnosticism, Mandaeism and Merkabah Mysticism, Leiden-New York-Köln: E. J. Brill, 1995

Cavarocchi Arbib Marina: Dalla parte del lettore: interrogativi e problemi in calce a Charles Mopsik, Cabale et cabalistes, Paris: Bayard, 1997

New Books and Books Received

Studies in Hebrew

Knohl Israel: The Friend of the King: The Messiah of the Qumran Sect

Ta-Shema Israel: More on the Ashkenazi Origins to the Zohar

Shohat Raphael: The Vilna Gaons Commentary to Mishnat Hasidim: The Mashal and the Nimshal in Lurainic Works

Schneider Michael: Joseph and Osnat and Early Jewish Mysticism

Elqayam Avraham: Sabbatai Sevis Manuscript Copy of the Zohar



Kabbalah 2 (1997) ISBN 0-9705369-1-7 $96

Studies in English and French

Idel Moshe: Orienting, Orientalizing or Disorienting the Study of Kabbalah: An Almost Absolutely Unique Case of Occidentalism

Langermann Y. Tzvi: A New Redaction of Sefer Yesira

Baumgarten Jean: Textes mystiques en langue yiddish (XVIIe-XIXe siècles): Les traductions des Shivhei Hayyim Vital et Shivhei ha-Ari

Elqayam Avraham and Hary Benjamin: A Judeo-Arabic Sabbatian Apocalyptic Hymn

Saban Giacomo: A Mid-XIXth Century Description of the Sabbatai Sevi Episode

Kallus Menahem: The Relation of the Baal Shem Tov to the Practice of Lurianic Kavvanot in Light of his Comments on the Siddur Rashkov

Mopsik Charles: Un manuscrit inconnu du Sefer Tashak de R. Joseph de Hamadan suivi dun fragment inédit

Lehnardt Andreas: Pseudepigrapha as Antecedents of Kabbalah: A Selected Bibliography

Book Reviews

Lederman Yochanan: Allison P. Coudert, Leibniz and the Kabbalah, Dordrecht-Boston-London: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1995, XVII + 218 pp., ISBN 0-7923-3114-1

Richler Benjamin: The CD ROM Collection of the Hebrew Manuscripts of the Library of the Jewish Community of Mantua: Fondo Ebraico Mantova

New Books and Books Received

Studies in Hebrew

Liebes Yehuda: Review Essay, Charles Mopsik, Moses de Leons Sefer Sheqel Ha-Qodesh, with an introduction by Moshe Idel, Los Angeles: Cherub Press, 1996

Hellner-Eshed Melila: A River Issues Forth From Eden: The Language of Mystical Invocation in the Zohar

Daniel Abrams: Traces of the Lost Commentary to the Book of Creation by R. Jacob ben Jacob ha-Kohen: An Edition of a Commentary to the Book of Creation Based on the Earliest Kabbalistic Manuscripts

Sack Beracha: The Garments of Adam: A Lost Work of Shabtai Sheftel Horowitz



Kabbalah 1 (1996) ISBN 0-9705369-0-9 $96

Studies in English

Abrams Daniel: Critical and Post-Critical Textual Scholarship of Jewish Mystical Literature: Notes on the History and Development of Modern Editing Techniques

Ackerman Ari: A Magical Fragment of David Ibn Bilias Meor Enayim

Studies in Hebrew

Elqayam Avraham: The Rebirth of the Messiah

Huss Boaz: A Dictionary of Foreign Words in the Zohar

Schwartz Dov: Worship of God or Worship of the Stars: The Polemics of R. Abraham Al-Tabib and R. Solomon Franco

Manuscript Notes and Book Reviews

Langermann Y. Tzvi: Ms. New York, JTSA Mic 2497

Abrams Daniel: [Review of:] Le Secret du mariage de David et Bethsabée / , Texte hébreu introduction, traduction et notes de Charles Mopsik, Combas: Éditions de lÉclat 1994

Abrams Daniel: [Review of:] Shirat ha-Roke'ah: The Poems of Rabbi Eleazar Ben Yehudah of Worms, Critical Edition with Commentary by Isaac Meiseles, Jerusalem 1993

Chajes J. H.: [Review of:] Gedalyah Nigal, Dibbuk Stories in Jewish Literature, Second edition, Jerusalem: Reuven Mass Ltd., 1994

Guetta Alessandro: [Review of:]: Elijah Benamozegh  Israel and Humanity, translated, edited with an introduction by Maxwell Luria - Preface and Appendix: Kabbalah in Elijah Benamozeghs Thought by Moshe Idel, New York and Mahwah: Paulist Press, 1994 (Reviewed in Italian).