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The Resource Demystifying the mystical : understanding the language and concepts of Chasidism and Jewish mysticism : a primer for the layman, Chaim Dalfin

Demystifying the mystical : understanding the language and concepts of Chasidism and Jewish mysticism : a primer for the layman, Chaim Dalfin

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Demystifying the mystical : understanding the language and concepts of Chasidism and Jewish mysticism : a primer for the layman
Title
Demystifying the mystical
Title remainder
understanding the language and concepts of Chasidism and Jewish mysticism : a primer for the layman
Statement of responsibility
Chaim Dalfin
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Demystifying the Mystical is a primer designed to ease the layperson into the esoteric world of Chasidism
  • The concepts found in Jewish mysticism can often be difficult even for the learned person to grasp because its principles are embedded in parables, analogies, and examples. Whether one has had a rich Jewish education or has just been introduced to the world of Jewish thought, the lofty concepts of Kabbalah can be difficult to relate to in a down-to-earth way
  • Just as one must master his or her profession in order to succeed, one must learn Chasidism so as to internalize its teachings, says author Rabbi Chaim Dalfin. Only then do the esoteric principles of mysticism appear in their practical application to today's world
  • This applied study of mysticism is actually in accordance with the basic thrust of Chasidism as it originated. Both the Baal Shem Tov, the founder and inspiration of the chasidic movement, and the Alter Rebbe, the founder of Chabad Chasidism, began with highly abstract thoughts but transmitted them into accessible terms
  • This system is considered unique because Kabbalah is an esoteric tradition that deals with concepts of worlds, processes, and levels of being that are not visible or tangible, while classical Jewish thought, such as the Talmud and the Jewish legal tradition, deals almost entirely with tangible things such as property, marriage, and holidays
  • For the beginner, the author has provided the basic terms that are used throughout the book at the beginning of each chapter. He has also included a list of questions for each chapter in the appendix
Cataloging source
DLC
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Dalfin, Chaim
Dewey number
296.7/12
Index
index present
LC call number
BM723
LC item number
.D25 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Mysticism
  • Hasidism
  • Chassidisme
  • Mystiek
Label
Demystifying the mystical : understanding the language and concepts of Chasidism and Jewish mysticism : a primer for the layman, Chaim Dalfin
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Ratzon and Taanug: Willpower and Delight
  • 6.
  • Atzmus: The Absolute Essence
  • 7.
  • Dirah BiTachtonim: A Home for God in This world
  • 8.
  • Nefesh Habahamis: Natural Animal Soul
  • 9.
  • Nefesh Hasichlis: The Rational Drive
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Nefesh Ha'elokis: The Godlike Response
  • 11.
  • The Intellectual and Emotional Components of the Three Souls
  • 12.
  • Chochmah, Binah, and Daas: Concept, Comprehension, and Concentration
  • 13.
  • Chesed, Gevurah, and Tiferes: Loving-kindness, Severe Restraint, and Compassion
  • 14.
  • Netzach, Hod, Yesod, and Malchus: Endurance, Adoration, Bonding, and Royalty
  • Halbashah, and Hafshotah: Embodiment and Abstraction
  • 15.
  • Machshovah, Dibbur, and Maisseh: Thought, Speech, and Action
  • 16.
  • Iskafya and Isapcha: Subjugation and Transformation
  • 2.
  • Sechel and Middos: Intellect and Emotions
  • 3.
  • Becheyn: The Practical Result
  • 4.
  • Mimaleh and Sovev: The Immanent and Transcendent Energies
Control code
32347768
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvi, 170 pages
Isbn
9781568214535
Lccn
95016069
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1689204
Label
Demystifying the mystical : understanding the language and concepts of Chasidism and Jewish mysticism : a primer for the layman, Chaim Dalfin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Ratzon and Taanug: Willpower and Delight
  • 6.
  • Atzmus: The Absolute Essence
  • 7.
  • Dirah BiTachtonim: A Home for God in This world
  • 8.
  • Nefesh Habahamis: Natural Animal Soul
  • 9.
  • Nefesh Hasichlis: The Rational Drive
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Nefesh Ha'elokis: The Godlike Response
  • 11.
  • The Intellectual and Emotional Components of the Three Souls
  • 12.
  • Chochmah, Binah, and Daas: Concept, Comprehension, and Concentration
  • 13.
  • Chesed, Gevurah, and Tiferes: Loving-kindness, Severe Restraint, and Compassion
  • 14.
  • Netzach, Hod, Yesod, and Malchus: Endurance, Adoration, Bonding, and Royalty
  • Halbashah, and Hafshotah: Embodiment and Abstraction
  • 15.
  • Machshovah, Dibbur, and Maisseh: Thought, Speech, and Action
  • 16.
  • Iskafya and Isapcha: Subjugation and Transformation
  • 2.
  • Sechel and Middos: Intellect and Emotions
  • 3.
  • Becheyn: The Practical Result
  • 4.
  • Mimaleh and Sovev: The Immanent and Transcendent Energies
Control code
32347768
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvi, 170 pages
Isbn
9781568214535
Lccn
95016069
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1689204

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