Kabbalah & Hasidic Literature
This book reveals Rav Shneur Zalman's ambivalent attitude towards human intellect, and thus presents his thinking in a new and sometimes surprising light.
This collection of articles, "A New Spirit in the Palace of Torah", is dedicated to Prof. Tamar Ross. The articles, written by top researchers in interdisciplinary fields, seek to touch upon questions of infrastructure that resonate with her thought, and
This book offers a new approach to understanding the thought of one of the most fascinating personalities in Hasidism in particular and in Jewish life and thought in general - Rabbi Nachman of Breslov.
This book illuminates one of the most important works in the Kabbalah of the Middle Ages, "Tiqqunei ha-Zohar".
Habad literature contains thousands of titles. This book offers a tool that will help readers to become active readers of Habad literature.
Rav Kook has, until recently, been recognized primarily as an original thinker and an intelligent philosopher of wide intellectual scope. However, alongside his broad horizons, Rav Kook was also an extraordinary religious personality, marked by a rich, sp
This book demonstrates the central role that the Kabbalah plays in Agnon's literary works from a few different aspects.
The figure of Moses, his leadership and his history, are recorded in the Torah, and he emerges as an impressive personality: lawmaker, prophet, leader and man. Ahad Ha'am remarked that the figure of Moses is a subject for the learned, but not for them
This book offers an interpretation of the writings of the Habad Admorim as the reflection of a continuous philosophical tradition, characterized by varied shades and developments. As of now, R. Schneur Zalman of Liadi, R. Shalom Dober Schneerson (the midd
This book analyses the attitude of Habad philosophers to Maimonides and their interpretation of Maimonidean doctrines. Maimonides was not viewed by Habad philosophers only as an eminent philosopher and rabbinic sage, but also as one who merited receiving
This book explores models of avodah be-gashmiyut in nascent Hasidism and aims to determine how it provides a response to the tension between the halakhic demand for a certain manner of religious conduct and the immanentistic trends in the Hasidic masters’
The Vilna Gaon's writings are all commentaries, thus making it difficult to assess his views on the central issues of Judaism. Now, for the first time, one of the more controversial issues in the Gaon's writings has been decoded: his views on the redempti
Scroll of Secrets (Megillat Setarim) is the hidden Messianic vision of R. Nahman of Bratslav. The Scroll was concealed for two centuries, and was known only to a select individual in each generation. Despite its being written in encoded language, with acr
The Land of Israel in the 16th century had a distinct influence on the Jewish Diaspora due to the Spanish exiles who settled in Safed. Their teachings became the universal Jewish heritage in many fields, by virtue of their learnedness as well as the f
An annotated bibliography of the hasidic story, compiled by Yoav Elstein, reveals unknown sources in Hebrew and in Yiddish, shedding new light on this field of research.
A collection of essays on the Vilna Gaon and his School based on lectures delivered at two conferences that were held at Bar-Ilan University on the occasion of the two hundredth anniversary of his death. The subjects of the volume are: Halakhah and
The book deals with the influence of the Kabbalah on the Halakhah, liturgy and ritual customs, and the reaction of the rabbinic authorities to this phenomenon. The book also investigates the extent to which the kabbalistic instructions were accepted b
In this study of the Hasidic story, the author presents his conception of the element of ecstasy as a predominant characteristic of this genre.
The essays in this volume are devoted to the study of diverse trends in Jewish thinking, comprising Rabbinic Thought, Medieval and Modern Jewish Philosophy, Kabbalah and Hasidism.
The Holon Prize for Rabbinic Literature and Hokhmat Yisrael, In the Name of Moshe Haim Shapira, 1988 The book examines the interaction of prayer, early Piyyut and Heikhalot literature, tracing the various stages of development of the Siddur and prayer
Collected papers in honor of the poet Shin Shalom on the occasion of his 75th birthday. The seven lectures deal with the influence of Jewish mysticism on Hebrew poetry in medieval and modern times.
R. Nachman of Braslav's surrealistic story, rooted in a sound theological concept, is analysed in this book, both as to its structure and its ideas.