Ascending Jacob's Ladder: Jewish Views of Angels, Demons, and Evil Spirits

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From classic art to modern-day television programs, angels are represented in many ways and in many forms. Although angels have permeated Jewish tradition since biblical times, they remain a mystery to most people, often thought of as distinctly un-Jewish icons. In Ascending Jacob's Ladder: Jewish Views of Angels, Demons, and Evil Spirits, Rabbi Ronald H. Isaacs introduces readers to the fascinating Jewish world of angels, from earliest times to the modern period.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765759658
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 157
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.52 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Rabbi Ronald H. Isaacs is the spiritual leader of Temple Sholom in Bridgewater, New Jersey. He received his doctorate in instructional technology from Columbia University's Teacher's College. He is the author of numerous books, including Loving Companions: Our Jewish Wedding Album, co-authored with Leora Isaacs; The Jewish Information Sourcebook: A Dictionary and Almanac; Close Encounters: Jewish Views about God; Jewish Music: It's History, People and Song, Every Person's Guide to Jewish Prayer, Miracles: A Jewish Perspective, and Divination, Magic, and Healing: The Book of Jewish Folklore. Rabbi Isaacs currently serves on the editorial board of Shofar Magazine and is a member of the Publications Committee of the Rabbinical Assembly. He resides in New Jersey with his wife, Leora, and their children, Keren and Zachary.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
1 Angels in the Bible 1
2 Angels Among the Jewish Sects 45
3 Angels in the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha 47
4 The Rabbis and the Angels 57
5 Angels in Jewish Liturgy 71
6 Satan, Fallen Angels, and the Angel of Death 77
7 Demons, Spirits, and Evil Forces 91
8 Notable Angel Quotations and Stories 119
9 Notable Quotations Relating to the Angel of Death and Satan 131
10 Who's Who of Angels and Demons 139
Further Reading 143
Index 145
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