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Repentance in Jewish Ethics, Philosophy and Mysticism

Jewish Studies No. 15

By (author) Shimon Shokek
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 30th Sep 1995
Dimensions: h 240mm
ISBN-10: 0773494073
ISBN-13: 9780773494077
Barcode No: 9780773494077
This volume examines the ideological, mystical, and philosophical components of repentance in Judaism. Each of the 11 chapters focuses on a different approach to the central problem of repentance. Topics include 10th-century writer Rav Saadia Gaon; Bachya Ibn Paquda; Maimonides' "Hilkhot Teshuvah"; "Sefer Hasidim" and "Sefer Ha-Roke'ah"; Rabbi Jonah of Gerona; "Sefer Ha-Yashar"; the 13th-century "magnum opus" of Kabbalah, "The Zohar"; the Lurianic movement; Maharal of Prague; 18th- and 19th-century Hasidim; and Rab Avraham Yitzhak Ha-Cohen Kook. This study is in Hebrew throughout.

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