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Modern Kabbalah As An Autonomous Domain of Research

Jonathan Garb

118 pages
Cherub Press

Modern Kabbalah as an Autonomous Domain of Research: Lecture Delivered at the Ceremony for the Gershom Scholem Prize for Kabbalah Scholarship at the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities on the Anniversary of Gershom Scholem’s Birth December 9, 2014, by Jonathan Garb הקבלה בעת החדשה כתחום מחקר אוטונומי: הרצאה שניתנה בטקס הענקת הפרס בחקר הקבלה על שם גרשם שלום באקדמיה הלאומית הישראלית למדעים ביום הולדתו של גרשם שלום י"ז בכסלו תשע"ה, מאת יהונתן גארב. (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 49), 2016, 118 pp. in HEBREW, ISBN 9781933379579.
The monograph seeks to establish the autonomy (though by no means independence) of modern Kabbalah as an autonomous domain of research. On the intrinsic level, modern Kabbalistic writings can be shown to reflect a strong awareness of its autonomy from pre-modern sources and practices. On the extrinsic level, their autonomy reflects both the new sway of Kabbalah in large areas of Jewish life, including Halakha, exegesis, liturgy and custom, as well as the constantly accelerating impact of modernity on the Jewish world and its surroundings. Thus, modern Kabbalists shall be shown to respond in increasing detail to new technology, geopolitical shifts and other modern developments.


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