Sodei Razaya


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There is a tradition that whoever knows the seventy six names of the angel Metatron can express any wish and see it fulfilled. The Book of Desire means just this: It teaches how to express a desire and call the related appropriate name of Metatron. Eleazar includes this small treatise after the two tomes concerning the Work of Creation and the Work of the Chariot in his Sodei Razia (lit. Secrets of Secrets, also called The Book of Raziel), which represent the two first kabbalistic levels. After a ritual purification, the apprentice can engage in the mystical meditations and call the proper name of Metatron. A proper preparation leads to the appearance of a Maggid, who is a messenger angel. This envoy, as Eleazar says, will appear "according to your will and as often as you desire". He will mediate between us and the superior worlds, taking care of fulfilling our wish through the power of Metatron

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Sodei Razaya


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Eleazar's Commentary on the Book of Formation (Sefer Yetzirah) is one of the best known and referenced texts dealing with the formation of a Golem - a living being created from inanimate matter. The author gives an extensive explanation of the correct permutations and their sequences

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Author by Eleazar Of Worms
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The Pious Sinner


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Author by Tamar Alexander
Genre eBook History
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ISBN Number 3161456564


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This study offers a fresh reinvestigation to the Sod ha-Egoz texts, the earliest known commentaries to Ezekiel's Chariot (Ma'aseh Merkavah) from the medieval Jewish mystics of Europe. The texts, ascribed to Eleazar of Worms and the circle of the German Pietists in 12th and 13th century Germany, apparently infer that the sexual reproduction of the Egoz (nut) reflects the workings of the chariot-world. If true, the main circle of the Jewish mystics prior to the appearance of the Kabbalah already believed in a doctrine which is widely considered a defining characteristic of Kabbalah. This study challenges the accepted views in scholarship regarding the authorship and meaning of these texts. New manuscript sources are presented along with all the known text versions and a synoptic translation of the main text-types.

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Author by Daniel Abrams
Genre eBook History
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The Jewish Christian Encounter In Medieval Preaching


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This book explores the complexity of preaching as a phenomenon in the medieval Jewish-Christian encounter. This was not only an "encounter" as physical meeting or confrontation (such as the forced attendance of Jews at Christian sermons that took place across Europe), but also an "imaginary" or theological encounter in which Jews remained a figure from a distant constructed time and place who served only to underline and verify Christian teachings. Contributors also explore the Jewish response to Christian anti-Jewish preaching in their own preaching and religious instruction.

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Author by Jonathan Adams
Genre eBook History
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ISBN Number 9781317611967

Kabbalah In America


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Kabbalah in America includes chapters from leading experts in a variety of fields and is the first-ever comprehensive treatment of the title subject from colonial times until the present. As the first of its kind, it will set the tone for all future scholarship on the subject.

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Author by Brian Ogren
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ISBN Number 9789004428140

Gershom Scholem And The Mystical Dimension Of Jewish History


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"An excellent overview of the history of Jewish mysticism from its early beginnings to contemporary Hasidism...scholarly and complex." —Library Journal "An excellent work, clear and solidly documented by Joseph Dan on Gershom Scholem and on his work." —Notes Bibliographiques "An excellent guide to Scholem's work." —Christian Century

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Author by Joseph Dan
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ISBN Number 0814718124

Secrets Of Raziel


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The Book of Unity is part of The Book of the Secrets of Raziel (Sefer Sodei Razaya) by Eleazar of Worms, also known as Eleazar of Germiza. The text represents the second level of kabbalistic study, the Work of the Chariot, and is particularly useful for those who wish to walk the path that leads to a contact with God.

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ISBN Number 1988631416

Kabbalistic Manuscripts And Textual Theory


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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. This book is certainly monumental, offering in its seven hundred pages a wealth of documentation and distilled argument that manages to be both comprehensive in its materials and transparent in its critical insights. It is rare indeed that a work of such formidable scholarship can actually be a pleasure to read and convincing in its elucidation of what are often extremely complex documentary circumstances and editorial traditions. From the foreword by David Greetham

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Author by Daniel Abrams
Genre eBook Body, Mind & Spirit
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ISBN Number STANFORD:36105215165833

Hebraic Political Studies


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