Category: Older Books

Open Secret: Postmessianic Messianism and the Mystical Revision of Menaḥem Mendel Schneerson by Elliot R. Wolfson

Open Secret: Postmessianic Messianism and the Mystical Revision of Menaḥem Mendel Schneerson by Elliot R. Wolfson

Menaḥem Mendel Schneerson (1902-1994) was the seventh and seemingly last Rebbe of the Habad-Lubavitch dynasty. Marked by conflicting tendencies, Schneerson was a radical messianic visionary who promoted a conservative political agenda, a reclusive contemplative...

Jewish Mystical Autobiographies: Book of Visions and Book of Secrets by Hayyim Ben Joseph Vital, Isaac Judah Jehiel Safrin

Jewish Mystical Autobiographies: Book of Visions and Book of Secrets by Hayyim Ben Joseph Vital, Isaac Judah Jehiel Safrin

Translator: Morris M. Faierstein In this remarkable volume in the Classics of Western Spirituality™ are the mystical autobiographies-unusual in themselves for the Jewish tradition-of two influential Jewish thinkers, Rabbi Hayyim Vital and Rabbi Yizhak...