Rachel Elior

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Rachel Elior is John and Golda Cohen Professor of Jewish Philosophy and Jewish Mystical Thought at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is the author of numerous works on Jewish mysticism and hasidism.. The recipient of many honours, she was awarded the 2006 Gershom Scholem Prize for the Study of Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism by the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities.

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2008

Sunday, 24 February 2008

Jewish Mysticism is concerned with the infinity of meaning embedded in the sacred text and with grasping the divine being which transcends the boundaries of time and space. The Jewish mystical tradition is expressed in a huge diverse library written in the course of the last three millennia. Its content could be divided into two major focuses: one is known as Chariot and Temple Mysticism, and one is known as Kabbalah and Messianism.

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