“Our father Jacob never dies.”
Kabbalah in the colonies.
Ḥayyim of Volozhin—and his ḥasidic grandson.
In the Middle Ages, one of Judaism’s most enduring symbols took on new meaning.
“By creating symbolic structures on earth that parallel supernal ones, human beings draw God’s presence down into the world.”
Lag ba-Omer and a German Jew’s path to a once-neglected subject.
Explaining the mystery of Shabbetai Tsvi.
Sex, drugs, and Zohar?
A renowned scholar tells his story.
Elisha ben Gad’s Tree of Knowledge.
Kabbalah, the “ancient Hebrews,” and Europe’s most famous Jewish heretic.
Why did one great rabbi help a cantankerous social misfit and rabbinic genius tar a third rabbi as a heretic?
“Happy is the people who knows the blast.”