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While recognizing different degrees and stages of mystical experience and still
more numerous possibilities of interpretation, a non-Catholic tends to be
extremely skeptical toward these repeated attempts which Catholics have made
in line ...
So ' outstanding an authority as Nahmanides deliberately avoided the allegorical
interpretations of the philosophers in his commentary on the Torah. He was well
aware of the danger that might accrue to the observance of Jewish ritual from a ...
Torah can be interpreted in three or even more ways.' He calls these ways or
methods perush, he'ur,pesher, and derash. Perush is for him the strict
grammatical meaning, analogous to what was termed peshat above. Pesher, '
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A good clear introduction to a very complex topic lately abused by casual practioners. I offered to lend this book to one modern "Kabbalist" who told me her group had more fun making it up. At least ... Read full review
RELIGIOUS AUTHORITY AND MYSTICISM
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THE MEANING OF THE TORAH IN JEWISH
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