Tag: Mysticism


  • “Merkavah Traditions in the Philosophic Garb: Judah Halevi Reconsidered”

    - Elliot R. Wolfson, “Merkavah Traditions in the Philosophic Garb: Judah Halevi Reconsidered,” Proceedings of the American Academy for Jewish Research 57 (1991), pp. 172–242 .  
    Excerpt: “It is generally agreed that the twelfth century was a critical time when both philosophy and mysticism began to have a greater impact on the intellectual development of Jews living in central Europe. On the one hand, ancient Jewish mystical… More
  • Yehuda Halevi: Poetry and Pilgrimage

    - Joseph Yahalom, Yehuda Halevi: Poetry and Pilgrimage, trans. Gabriel Levin, Magnes Press, 2009.  
    From the Publisher: “This book follows the life story of the greatest Hebrew poet of medieval times from his first publication in Christian Toledo to his heroic journey toward Zion from Muslim Spain. The description is based, for the first time, on the… More