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Kabbalah: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

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A book by Joseph Dan

Keenly aware of the daunting task of condensing thousands of years of history into a "very short introduction," Dan, the Gershom Scholem Professor of Kabbalah at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, sharply defines his mission: from the historical perspective … see full wiki

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Author: Joseph Dan
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
2 reviews about Kabbalah: A Very Short Introduction (Very...
review by . September 13, 2010
Kabbalah has been in the news quite a bit lately, primarily due to the influence of several celebrities who claim to have embraced it as their religious practice. However, the fascination with Kabbalah has a very long history, and the term has come to be associated with mystical, secretive and even sinister practices. In the English language for instance the word "cabal" denotes a secretive collusion. With all these ideas floating around, it is very hard to discern what the "true" …
review by . August 23, 2010
Kabbalah has been in the news quite a bit lately, primarily due to the influence of several celebrities who claim to have embraced it as their religious practice. However, the fascination with Kabbalah has a very long history, and the term has come to be associated with mystical, secretive and even sinister practices. In the English language for instance the word "cabal" denotes a secretive collusion. With all these ideas floating around, it is very hard to discern what the "true" Kabbalah is all …
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