mysticism

What Is Gematria?

Hebrew numerology, and the secrets of the Torah.

What Is A Hamsa?

Although it may derive from Islamic or pagan culture, the hamsa today has become a Jewish and Israeli symbol.

From Jewish Mysticism to Magic

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Attitudes Toward Jewish Magic

Do Jews believe in magic -- and when?

Lecha Dodi

This hymn, sung to welcome the Sabbath, has mystical origins.

Mystical Israel

Medieval kabbalah offers various approaches to the Land of Israel.

Tikkun Olam: Repairing the World

Tikkun Olam in Judaism has come to connote social action, community service, social justice, and often, a liberal social agenda.

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.

The Revival of Jewish Mysticism: Causes and Concerns

The renewed interest in Jewish mysticism can partially be attributed to a renewed interest in non-traditional spirituality.