Kabbalah and the Art of Being: The Smithsonian Lectures

Kabbalah and the Art of Being: The Smithsonian Lectures

by Shimon Shokek
     
 

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This new approach introduces Kabbalah as a spiritual Jewish way of living, a practical wisdom for living, creativity and well being, and not merely a religious phenomenon or esoteric theology. Professor Shokek suggests that the Kabbalistic theme of Creation is the central ingredient in the spiritual teachings of Jewish mysticism. He skilfully reveals the core

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This new approach introduces Kabbalah as a spiritual Jewish way of living, a practical wisdom for living, creativity and well being, and not merely a religious phenomenon or esoteric theology. Professor Shokek suggests that the Kabbalistic theme of Creation is the central ingredient in the spiritual teachings of Jewish mysticism. He skilfully reveals the core questions that emerge from the wisdom of the Jewish sages, opening up a lively avenue of debate in this increasingly popular area of study.

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Drawing on 1994-98 lectures, Shokek (Baltimore Hebrew U.) treats the existential-psychological aspects of the mystical Kabbalah tradition. Included is discussion of and the Jewish art of waiting, art illustrations, and a glossary. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781317797388
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/23/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Shimon Shokek received his PhD from the Department of Jewish philosophy and Kabbalah at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he taught for several years. He is currently Professor of Jewish Philosophy and Mysticism at Baltimore Hebrew University, and has lectured at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. He is the author of Jewish Ethics and Jewish Mysticism in Sefer Ha-Yashar, 1991 (English) and Repentance in Jewish Ethics, Philosophy, and Mysticism, 1995 (Hebrew).

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