Download E-books As Light Before Dawn: The Inner World of a Medieval Kabbalist (Stanford Studies in Jewish History and C) PDF

As mild sooner than Dawn explores the paranormal considered Isaac ben Samuel of Akko, an incredible medieval kabbalist whose paintings has previously acquired fairly little consciousness. via attention of an intensive literary corpus, together with a lot that also continues to be in manuscript, this research examines an array of subject matters and questions that experience nice applicability to the comparative research of mysticism and the wider research of faith. those contain prayer and the character of mystical event; meditative focus directed to God; and the ability of psychological goal, authority, creativity, and the transmission of knowledge.

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Download E-books A Guide to the Hidden Wisdom of Kabbalah PDF

By Michael Laitman

In a time of drawback, we'd like a advisor to aid us calm and stabilize our lives. the reason is, Kabbalah is being published to thousands this day. Kabbalah is a device for making improvements to lifestyles, and A consultant to the Hidden knowledge of Kabbalah teaches how we will use this instrument. In a sleek, easygoing sort, you will study the fundamentals of Kabbalah, and obtain a lot wanted feedback for applying this age-old technology for your everyday life.

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Download E-books Readings of the Vessantara Jataka (Columbia Readings of Buddhist Literature) PDF

The Vessantara Jataka tells the tale of Prince Vessantara, who attained the Perfection of Generosity by means of giving freely his fortune, his teenagers, and his spouse. Vessantara used to be the penultimate rebirth as a human of the longer term Gotama Buddha, and his severe charity has been represented and reinterpreted in texts, sermons, rituals, and paintings all through South and Southeast Asia and past. This anthology gains well-respected anthropologists, textual students in spiritual and Buddhist reviews, and artwork historians, who interact in refined readings of the textual content and its ethics of giving, figuring out of attachment and nonattachment, depiction of the trickster, and distinct performative features. They demonstrate the tale to be as brilliantly layered as a Homeric epic or Shakespearean play, with elements of tragedy, comedy, melodrama, and utopian myth intertwined to problematize and scrutinize Theravada Buddhism's loved virtues.

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Download E-books Kabbalah: New Perspectives PDF

By Moshe Idel

In this prizewinning new interpretation of Jewish mysticism, Moshe Idel emphasizes the necessity for a comparative and phenomenological method of Kabbalah and its place within the historical past of faith. Idel presents clean insights into the origins of Jewish mysticism, the relation among mystical and historic adventure, and the impression of Jewish mysticism on western civilization.
“Idel’s e-book is studded with significant insights, and leading edge techniques to the complete background of Judaism, and mastery of it is going to be crucial for all critical scholars of Jewish thought.”—Arthur eco-friendly, New York instances publication Review
“Moshe Idel’s unique, scholarly, and stimulating learn of Kabbalah includes the promise of a masterwork.”—Elie Wiesel
“Moshe Idel’s publication might help the nonspecialized reader to re-evaluate the full of Kabbalistic culture compared to many points of up to date thought.”—Umberto Eco
“There could be no dispute in regards to the significance and originality of Idel’s paintings. supplying a wealth of complementary insights to Gershom Scholem and his institution, it is going to command loads of cognizance and severe discussion.”—Alexander Altmann

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Download E-books Prophecies for the Era of Muslim Terror: A Torah Perspective on World Events PDF

See the place & how Torah prophesied:

- The assault at the dual Towers (date & variety of buildings)
- The unrelenting efforts to dismantle Jewish Israel
- The invasions of Afghanistan & Iraq through Coalition forces
- Saddam Hussein's fall from strength and its year
- Operation barren region hurricane (the code-name & combatants)

Dozens of actualized prophecies are mentioned during this strange e-book. In a accomplished demeanour, this ebook treats the genuine concerns at the back of: the long-standing Arab-Israeli quagmire & the expanding variety of Muslim terror wars around the world. Many authors have analyzed the risky scenario within the center East, yet Rabbi Menachem Kohen's e-book is exclusive simply because startling documentation is gifted from assets which are often missed from Torah, in addition to from individuals and eyewitnesses.

Many books were released at the subject, yet few from the viewpoint of Torah prophecy. Rabbi Kohen sincerely demonstrates that: global occasions are usually not coincidental or haphazard & the Almighty is intervening in keeping with that which has already been recorded as prophecy. this is often an electrifying booklet that would be learn time and again, since it also will bolster spirits in the course of those unbelievably terrifying instances.

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Download E-books Passing Through the Gateless Barrier: Koan Practice for Real Life PDF

The vintage thirteenth-century selection of Zen koans with the most obtainable commentaries thus far, from a chinese language Zen teacher.

Gateways to awakening encompass us at each second of our lives. the complete goal of kōan (gong’an, in chinese language) perform is to maintain us from lacking those myriad possibilities through major us to definite gates that experience regularly been potent for individuals to entry that fabulous awakening. The forty-eight kōans of the Gateless Barrier (Chinese: Wumenguan; jap: Mumonkan) were waking humans up for good over 8 hundred years. Chan instructor Guo Gu offers the following a clean translation of the vintage textual content, besides the 1st English statement through a instructor of the chinese language culture from which it originated. He exhibits that the kōans during this textual content will not be mere tales from earlier, yet are quite tips that could the locations in our lives the place we get stuck—and that every sticking element, while tested, can develop into a gateless barrier by which we will be able to input into profound knowledge.

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Download E-books The Old Testament in the Jewish Church - Twelve Lectures on Biblical Criticism PDF

Initially released in 1881. Contents contain: feedback and the Theology of the Reformation - Christian Interpretation and Jewish culture - The Scribes - The Septuagint - The Canon - The historical past of the Canon - The Psalter - the conventional idea of the previous testomony background - The legislation and the heritage of Israel earlier than the Exile - The Prophets - The Pentateuch, the 1st laws - The Deuteronomic Code and Levitical legislation

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Download E-books The Watchers in Jewish and Christian Traditions PDF

By Angela Kim Harkins

On the beginning of the Watchers culture is the one enigmatic reference in Genesis 6 to the "sons of God" who had sex with human girls, generating a race of giants upon the earth. That verse sparked a wealth of cosmological and theological hypothesis in early Judaism. the following major students discover the contours of the Watchers traditions via background, tracing their improvement in the course of the Enoch literature, Jubilees, and different early Jewish and Christian writings. This quantity offers a lucid survey of present wisdom and interpretation of 1 of the main fascinating theological motifs of the second one Temple interval.

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Download E-books Davids Thron: Redaktionskritische Studien zur Geschichte von der Thronnachfolge Davids (Beihefte zur Zeitschrift fýýr die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft 358) (German Edition) PDF

Das Buch widmet sich den literarischen Problemen von II Sam nine – I Reg 1f. Am Anfang stehen zeitgenössische prodynastische Quellentexte, die noch unter Salomos Herrschaft zu einem Gründungsdokument der beginnenden Dynastie redigiert wurden. Mehrere umfassende Nachbearbeitungen bis ins three. Jh. v. Chr. reflektieren in depth theologische Debatten. Dabei verleiht eine Redaktion im Zeichen des Tat-Ergehen-Zusammenhanges dem textual content sein theologisches Profil. Dadurch ergeben sich wesentlich neue Erkenntnisse über Israels frühe Königszeit.

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