TITLE

Deconstructing the Mystical: The Anti-Mystical Kabbalism in Rabbi Hayyim of Volozhin's Nefesh

AUTHOR(S)
Magid J.T.S., Shaul
PUB. DATE
September 1999
SOURCE
Journal of Jewish Thought & Philosophy (Routledge);Sep99, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p21
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Examines anti-mystical kabbalism in the book 'Nefesh Ha-Hayyim' by Rabbi Hayyim of Volozhin, Lithuania. Role of Hayyim in the propagation of non-Hasidic Lithuanian Orthodoxy in the late 18th and early 19th centuries; Protests against the ideological and social challenge of Hasidism; Distinction between mysticism and Kabbala; Use of Kabbala as the foundation of mitzvot.
ACCESSION #
4030127

 

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