Eleazar of Worms, Sefer ha-Shem, MS London, British Museum 737, fol. 213a


The unique name is only revealed to one who has nullified the desire for women and to one whose heart is anxious.

Translated by Elliot Wolfson, “Martyrdom, Eroticism and Asceticism in Twelfth Century Ashkenazi Piety,” in Jews and Christians in Twelfth Century Europe, 171-220. Edited by J. van Engen and M. Signer, Notre Dame- University of Notre Dame Press, 2001.

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