Zohar: the Book of Splendor: Basic Readings from the Kabbalah

Zohar: the Book of Splendor: Basic Readings from the Kabbalah

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by Gershom Scholem
     
 

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One of the great masterpieces of Western religious thought, the Zohar represents an attempt to uncover hidden meanings behind the world of appearances. It is the central work in the literature of the Kabbalah, the Jewish mystical tradition.

This volume of selected passages from the Zohar, culled by the greatest authority on Jewish mysticism, offers a sampling

Overview

One of the great masterpieces of Western religious thought, the Zohar represents an attempt to uncover hidden meanings behind the world of appearances. It is the central work in the literature of the Kabbalah, the Jewish mystical tradition.

This volume of selected passages from the Zohar, culled by the greatest authority on Jewish mysticism, offers a sampling of its unique vision of the esoteric wonders of creation; the life and destiny of the soul; the confluence of physical and divine love; suffering and death; exile and redemption.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307493699
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/20/2011
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
542,531
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Gershom Scholem was a professor of Jewish mysticism at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem until his death in 1982. Among his most important works are Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism, The Messianic Idea in Judaism, and On the Kabbalah and Its Symbolism.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

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