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The Spiritual Life of Rav Kook

In Haaretz Tomer Persico reviews a new book on Rav Kook. As the subtitle of Smadar Cherlow’s book attests, her work presumes to expose a hidden and secret dimension of the life and importance of the figure known popularly as Rav Kook: his mission as a tzadik yesod olam, literally, a righteous man who serves […]

Mosad Abraham Joshua Heschel

I recently posted about the renewed interest in the writings of Abraham Joshua Heschel in Israel. The other day I came across the first newsletter of Mosad Abraham Joshua Heschel, an institute that existed in Israel during the 1970’s. It published a few books of Heschel in Hebrew translation, including The Sabbath, The Earth is […]

Rabbi Joseph Karo and the Kabbalah

At Text and Texture Rabbi Shlomo Brody has a very nice post about “Rabbi Joseph Karo’s Shulchan Aruch and Magid Mesharim.” (hat tip)

New Book-Holy Dissent: Jewish and Christian Mystics in Eastern Europe

The book Holy Dissent: Jewish and Christian Mystics in Eastern Europe has recently been released. The book was edited by Glenn Dynner and includes articles by the editor, Moshe Idel, Elliot Wolfson, and Pawel Maciejko.

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