Hebrew numerology, and the secrets of the Torah.
Although it may derive from Islamic or pagan culture, the hamsa today has become a Jewish and Israeli symbol.
jewish mysticism,jewish magic,kabbalah,practical kabbalah,sefer yetzirah,merkavah mysticism,merkavah,sefer raziel,dybbuk,spertus institute
Magic & the Supernatural
Do Jews believe in magic -- and when?
This hymn, sung to welcome the Sabbath, has mystical origins.
Medieval kabbalah offers various approaches to the Land of Israel.
Beliefs & Practices
Tikkun Olam in Judaism has come to connote social action, community service, social justice, and often, a liberal social agenda.
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.
The renewed interest in Jewish mysticism can partially be attributed to a renewed interest in non-traditional spirituality.