Image
EAN-139780804783057   EAN-13 barcode 9780804783057
Product NameThe Zohar: Pritzker Edition, Volume Seven
LanguageEnglish
CategoryBook / Magazine / Publication
Amazon.comA Buy on Amazon ~ 0804783055
Price New35.92 US Dollars    (curriencies)
Price Used35.52 US Dollars    (curriencies)
Width1.7 inches    (convert)
Height10 inches    (convert)
Length7 inches    (convert)
Weight44 ounces    (convert)
Page Count608
BindingHardcover
Published11/14/2012
FeaturesUsed Book in Good Condition
Long DescriptionSefer ha-Zohar (The Book of Radiance) has amazed readers ever since it emerged in medieval Spain over seven hundred years ago. Written in lyrical Aramaic, this masterpiece of Kabbalah exceeds the dimensions of a normal book; it is virtually a body of mystical literature, comprising over twenty discrete sections. The bulk of the Zohar consists of a mystical interpretation of the Torah, from Genesis through Deuteronomy. This seventh volume of The Zohar: Pritzker Edition consists of commentary on more than half the book of Leviticus. How does the Zohar deal with a biblical text devoted largely to animal sacrifices, cereal offerings, and priestly ritual? Here these ancient laws and procedures are spiritualized, transformed into symbols of God's inner life, now that both the Desert Tabernacle and the Temple in Jerusalem no longer exist. For example, the ascent offering, which was totally consumed on the altar, is known in Hebrew as olah (literally, "that which ascends"). In the Zohar , this symbolizes Shekhinah , last of the ten sefirot (divine potencies), who ascends to unite with Her beloved, the blessed Holy One. The biblical narrative describes how two of Aaron's sons, Nadab and Abihu, offered alien fire before YHVH and were immediately consumed in a divine blaze. Rabbinic tradition suggested various reasons why they were killed: they lacked the proper priestly garments, or had not washed their hands and feet, or were drunk, or were not married. For the Zohar , marriage enables one to imitate the divine union of male and female energies, and to stimulate that union above. By not marrying, Nadab and Abihu remained incomplete and unfulfilled. According to a related Zoharic passage, their ritual act failed because in their contemplation of the divine qualities they did not include Shekhinah. Without Her, God is incomplete.
Similar Items9780691090689: Mirror of His Beauty: Feminine Images of God from the Bible to the Early Kabbalah (Jews, Christians, and Muslims from the Ancient to the Modern World)
9780691073149: Jewish Customs Of Kabbalistic Origin: Their Origin And Practice (Emunot: Jewish Philosophy And Kabbalah)
9780691043722: Keter: The Crown Of God In Early Jewish Mysticism
9780674064195: Moses Montefiore: Jewish Liberator, Imperial Hero
9780554356778: Legends Of The Jews (2-Volume Set)
9780521515184: The Origins Of Christian Zionism: Lord Shaftesbury And Evangelical Support For A Jewish Homeland
9780521269483: The Talmudic Argument: A Study In Talmudic Reasoning And Methodology
9780300079067: The Light Of The Eyes (Yale Judaica Series)
9780197100769: The Wisdom Of The Zohar: An Anthology Of Texts (3 Volume Set)
9780195118490: Reading The Zohar: The Sacred Text Of The Kabbalah
View 43 more similar items
Created11-19-2012 11:00:18pm
Modified05-01-2020 2:21:23am
MD5c6d173cd1f9173799ca21f1352f51ba7
SHA2567b3a025b441f7af071efe96d9d00716f2e8aa1e7e9f631928c896fcd056da8b8
Search Googleby EAN or by Title
Query Time0.0214250

Article of interest

Thank you all for your patence and understanding during the last several weeks as we added new equipment to the web site. We are all finished with the hardware portion of the upgrade.

We still have changes coming for the web site. We will always be improving but we have a few big changes coming to the web site soon that will make things a little easier for everyone.

But the big hardware upgrade is finished. We now have two new servers that share the duty of serving up web pages, product data and pictures to you.

The two servers share the work load so neither one has to do it all and this should offer faster serverice on a regular basis. But when we need to perform backups or other maintenance on one of the machines, we can switch the system to use only the other server and you will never know.

We hope that this stops most, if not all, down time in the future. The site has become far to popular to be off line for any lenght of time.

Again, thanks for your understanding.

Close

Search

Close

Share

Close

Dialog