Kabbalah and the Art of Being: The Smithsonian Lectures

Routledge, 2013 M10 23 - 192 páginas
This new approach introduces Kabbalah as a spiritual Jewish way of living, a practical wisdom for living, creativity and well being, and not merely a religious phenomenon or esoteric theology. Professor Shokek suggests that the Kabbalistic theme of Creation is the central ingredient in the spiritual teachings of Jewish mysticism. He skilfully reveals the core questions that emerge from the wisdom of the Jewish sages, opening up a lively avenue of debate in this increasingly popular area of study.

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The Mystery of Creation
A Note on Creation in Philosophy Mythology and Gnosis
Kabbalah on Gods Intent and Language in Creation
Lurianic Kabbalah and Hasidism
Kabbalah and Gods Individuation
Kabbalah and the Art of Being
Waiting for Godot and the Jewish Art of Waiting
The conclusive return to
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Shimon Shokek received his PhD from the Department of Jewish philosophy and Kabbalah at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he taught for several years. He is currently Professor of Jewish Philosophy and Mysticism at Baltimore Hebrew University, and has lectured at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. He is the author of Jewish Ethics and Jewish Mysticism in Sefer Ha-Yashar, 1991 (English) and Repentance in Jewish Ethics, Philosophy, and Mysticism, 1995 (Hebrew).

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