Kabbalah and Mysticism

Chabad Messianism

Messianism in Chabad-Lubavitch challenges Jews of all denominations to consider the limits of Jewish theology.

The Tzaddik, or Rebbe

A Hasidic spiritual leader believed to maintain a channel to God.

Shneur Zalman of Liady

Founder of the Chabad school of Hasidism.

Nachman of Breslov

Hasidic master whose disciples refuse to appoint a successor--even two centuries after his death.

The Theology of Chabad

The problem of divine withdrawal inspires an alternate view of the universe.

Abraham Abulafia & Ecstatic Kabbalah

One strand of medieval kabbalah focused on achieving a transformative mystical experience.

The Divine Feminine in Kabbalah: An Example of Jewish Renewal

Jewish Renewal uses under-appreciated mystical texts to engender spiritual meaning.

Reinterpreting Mysticism and Messianism

Yehuda Liebes has revolutionized our understanding of the Zohar and underscored the relationship between kabbalah and Christianity.

Jewish Mysticism’s Origins

Origins of Jewish Mysticism. Kabbalah and Mysticism. Jewish Spirituality and the Divine World. Jewish Ideas and Beliefs.

Kabbalah and Hasidism

The Hasidic movement of the 18th century embraced the mystical texts from an earlier era.