Mysticism

The Amulet: A Jewish Charm

Belief in the power of amulets persisted widely among Jews for many centuries, and still exists in some communities today.

Maharal of Prague

An original Jewish thinker, influential far beyond the golem he created.

Kabbalah & Jewish Prayer

By adding new hymns, prayers, and meditations, medieval Jewish mystics reframed Jewish worship in their own esoteric terms.

Jewish Mysticism’s Origins

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

Mysticism in Modern Times

Modern Jewish Mysticism. Kabbalah and Mysticism. Jewish Spirituality and the Divine World. Jewish Ideas and Beliefs.

The Mystics of Safed

Joseph Caro and Moses Cordovero, icons of Safed mysticism, elaborated on the teachings of the Zohar.

Gershom Scholem & the Study of Mysticism

The academic study of Jewish mysticism was established by a single, ground-breaking scholar.

The Shechinah: A Supernal Mother

A Kabbalistic interpretation of the suffering of the Jews in Egypt and their ultimate redemption.

Judaism and Numbers

The Jewish numerology tradition, known as gematria, values some numbers more than others.

Isaiah Horowitz

The Holy Shelah's great work influenced Hasidism.

Jacob Frank and His Followers

This 18th century merchant led a controversial mystical and quasi-Christian movement whose adherents believed orgies were religious acts.