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Through a speculum that shines

vision and imagination in medieval Jewish mysticism

by Elliot R. Wolfson

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Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton, N.J .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Cabala -- History,
  • Judaism -- History -- Medieval and early modern period, 425-1789,
  • Imagination -- Religious aspects -- Judaism,
  • Mysticism -- Judaism -- History,
  • Visions

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [401]-437) and index.

    StatementElliot R. Wolfson.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBM526 .W65 1994
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 452 p. ;
    Number of Pages452
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1093774M
    ISBN 100691073430
    LC Control Number94018186

    Wolfson, however, frames this discussion in gender terms. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, Pawlikowski, O. Entries on "Heikhalot Literature" and "Kabbalah. He contends that ocularcentrism is itself phallic dependent -"Not only the object seen, however, but the eye itself corresponds or substitutes for the penis" p. Boynton and M.

    Praise for Elliot R. He contends that ocularcentrism is itself phallic dependent -"Not only the object seen, however, but the eye itself corresponds or substitutes for the penis" p. Ephraim Gottlieb, in Hebrew. Frymer-Kensky, D. Why change now? These things looked like medieval torture devices.

    All of that pressure causes discomfort; one review of the medical literature found that some women even avoid the gynecologist because of the dreaded device. He wrote three Hebrew manuscript volumes detailing the numerous parallels he found between the New Testament and the Zohar the classic core text of Jewish mysticism. Edited by N. Buenos Aires: Ediciones Lilmod, Ivry and A.


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Through a speculum that shines book

CambridgeMass. The Los Angeles-based Kabbalah Centre, one of the best-known popularizers of kabbalah today, frequently makes admiring mention of a non-Jewish scholar of kabbalistic wisdom, Pico della Mirandola One felt cold, clinical, and scary; the other, relaxing and personal, even if it was more physically painful.

Praise for Elliot R. Selinsgrove: Susquehanna University Press, Secondly, the feminine aspect of the Godhead is likewise phallocized. This has the same ambiguous meaning, although Adam Clarke concluded that it was a reference to specularibus lapidibus, clear polished stones used as lenses or windows.

Their goal is to create a variety of specula to serve a variety of patients, rather than recreating another one-size-fits-all tool. Elman and I. Schiffman, and E. I will deal with some of the specific issues that Verman raised regarding my phallocentric interpretation, but in general it can be said that his comments do not indicate that he has considered my discussions on gender in light of the notion of the imaginal symbol that I develop.

London: Routledge, As Levertoff, Rabbi Aharon, and many others have Through a speculum that shines book, this is not such a far cry from the metaphors used in the New Testament. Or what if they used air, blowing it up like an air mattress?

New York: Zone Books, Keeping in mind that Metatronis held by kabbalists to be the embodiment of the Shekhinah, note the following observation by Chabad founder Rabbi Zalman: [It] has been stated in the Zohar and Etz Chayim, that the Shechinah.

Edited by P. This book comprises a manifold contribution to our appreciation of Jewish mysticism and Jewish intellectual history in the Middle Ages. If this exploration of kabbalah has piqued your curiosity, why not explore what the New Testament has to say about these things? In the visionary experience, as Wolfson describes it, imagination serves a primary function, transmuting sensory data and rational concepts into symbols of those things beyond sense and reason.

In Oregon, a group called Ceek Women's Health has begun clinical trials for a series of new devices—including a sleeve, a speculum with narrower bills, and a speculum that patients can self-insert.

Dettroit: Wayne State University Press, When you give [physicians] the option to choose a better one or a worse one, then they're going to choose the better one. But they do demonstrate that there have been Jews many, famous kabbalistswhose orthodoxy no one would question, who held beliefs startlingly like those that Jewish believers in Yeshua affirm.

And on the other, the common speculum—the device used in routine gynecological exams to inspect the cervix. When they acquired a set of specula, one plastic and one metal, they realized they needed to change the aesthetics too.

Moreover, the author reveals an androcentric eroticism in the scopic mentality of Jewish mystics, which placed the externalized and representable form, the phallus, at the center of the visual encounter.

Kabbalah teaches that the human body is an outward expression of the indwelling soul, and that all material things are manifestations of spiritual realities extruding into our universe. He contends that Jewish mysticism was an androcentric enterprise, undenaken by men who were imaging a male Deity.THROUGH A SPECULUM.

THAT SHINES. VISION AND IMAGINATION IN MEDIEVAL JEWISH MYSTICISM Elliot R. Wolfson "Wolfson brilliantly shows that the visionary mode of religious experience is central to Jewish spirituality from antiquity through the later Middle Ages.

Elliot R. Wolfson

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Through a Speculum That Shines. Elliot R. Wolfson. Paperback ISBN: this book reveals the overwhelmingly visual nature of religious experience in Jewish spirituality from antiquity through the late Middle Ages.

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Kabbalah is one of those mysticisms I had always wondered about.

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