Lurianic Kabbalah and Mysticism

Lurianic Kabbalah and Mysticism
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Lurianic Kabbalah and Mysticism

Overview Overview- Lurianic Kabbalah and Mysticism Primary sources and presentations Sefer `Ets Hayyim, Yosef Hacker, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Popularization of the Kabbalah- Two Early Modern Perspectives, Boaz Huss, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. Sefer Ha-Heshek, Moshe Rosman, Bar-Ilan University, Israel. The Role of Marriage and Marital Sexuality in Lurianic Kabbalah, Lawrence Fine, […]

Kabbala Denudata, Sulzbach: Abraham Lichtenthaler, 1677, B (NS)K115, Frontispiece and fig. 12.
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Kabbala Denudata, Sulzbach: Abraham Lichtenthaler, 1677, B (NS)K115, Frontispiece and fig. 12.

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Eshel Avraham (17–), MS 4599, Fols. 344v-345r – kabbalistic diagrams.
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Eshel Avraham (17–), MS 4599, Fols. 344v-345r – kabbalistic diagrams.

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Kehillat Yaakov, Moshe Galante, Safed, 1557, RB 8660, Title page.
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Kehillat Yaakov, Moshe Galante, Safed, 1557, RB 8660, Title page.

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Overview: Lurianic Kabbalah and Mysticism
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Overview: Lurianic Kabbalah and Mysticism

After the expulsion from Spain, many Sephardic Jews moved to the Ottoman empire where they were welcome as useful economic agents (see above). Some settled in the town of Safed, a commercial crossroads connecting Egypt, Jerusalem, Damascus and Beirut. A sixteenth century Italian Jew, Moses Bosola, reported that- The city [of Safed] is filled with […]