Messianism in Chabad-Lubavitch challenges Jews of all denominations to consider the limits of Jewish theology.
A Hasidic spiritual leader believed to maintain a channel to God.
Founder of the Chabad school of Hasidism.
Hasidic master whose disciples refuse to appoint a successor--even two centuries after his death.
The problem of divine withdrawal inspires an alternate view of the universe.
One strand of medieval kabbalah focused on achieving a transformative mystical experience.
Jewish Renewal uses under-appreciated mystical texts to engender spiritual meaning.
Yehuda Liebes has revolutionized our understanding of the Zohar and underscored the relationship between kabbalah and Christianity.
Origins of Jewish Mysticism. Kabbalah and Mysticism. Jewish Spirituality and the Divine World. Jewish Ideas and Beliefs.
The Hasidic movement of the 18th century embraced the mystical texts from an earlier era.