mysticism

Sefer Yetzirah: The Book of Creation

This ancient mystical text introduced many concepts that would be more fully developed by the tradition of Kabbalah.

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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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

This phrase with kabbalistic roots has come to connote social justice.

Shekhinah: The Divine Feminine

This kabbalistic concept has been embraced by Jewish feminists.

Reinterpreting Mysticism and Messianism

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