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As a highly instructive example of such a compromise, I should like to discuss
here the Kabbalistic conception of the gilluy Eliyahu, the 'Revelation of the
Prophet Elijah.' It provides an example of how the conservative and the '
'Heavenly Voice' (bath kol, believed to have been audible in the Talmudic era),
and finally the 'revelation of the Prophet Elijah.' Each of these stages represents a
lesser degree of authority than the stage preceding it. The principle remained in ...
Thus, with his daring statement that the actual revelation to Israel consisted only
of the aleph, Rabbi Mendel transformed the revelation on Mount Sinai into a
mystical revelation, pregnant with infinite meaning, but without specific meaning.
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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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