Bahya Ibn Pakudah

Syncretism and Judaism

Throughout history Jews have accepted some influences of outside religions and cultures, and rejected others.


Sufi ideas found their way into Jewish mystical literature through Bahya Ibn Pakudah and the Kabbalist Isaac of Acre.

Bahya Ibn Pakudah

11th-century Spanish philosopher best known for Duties of the Heart, an attempt to organize Jewish ethical teachings into a cohesive system.