✓ Gabriel's Palace: Jewish Mystical Tales Ø Download by ↠´ Howard Schwartz

✓ Gabriel's Palace: Jewish Mystical Tales Ø Download by ↠´ Howard Schwartz This is one of my favourite authors He never lets me down.
A Vast Bounty Of Tales Recounting Mystical Experiences Among The Rabbis Can Be Found In The Talmud, The Zohar, Jewish Folktales, And Hasidic Lore Now, In Gabriel S Palace, Scholar Howard Schwartz Has Collected The Greatest Of These Stories, Sacred And Secular, In A Marvelously Readable Anthology Gabriel S Palace Offers A Treasury Of Pithy And Powerful Tales, Involving Experiences Of Union With The Divine, Out Of Body Travel, Encounters With Angels And Demons, Possession By Spirits Holy And Pernicious, And Schwartz Provides An Informative Introduction Placing These Remarkable Tales Firmly In The Context Of Centuries Of Post Biblical Jewish Tradition The Body Of The Text Presents Spellbinding Tales From The Talmud, Zohar, The Hasidic Masters, And An Enormous Range Of Other Sources Here Are Stories Of Shimon Bar Yohai, Reputed To Be The Author Of The Zohar Isaac Luria, Known As The Ari, Who Was The Central Figure Among The Safed Mystics Of The Th Century Israel Ben Eliezer, Known As Baal Shem Tov, Who Founded Hasidism Elimelech Of Lizensk, Possessor Of Legendary Mystical Powers And Nachman Of Bratslav, The Great Storyteller Whose Wandering Spirit Is Said To Protect His Followers To This Day Together, These Tales Paint A Vivid Picture Of A World Of Signs And Symbols, Where Everything That Took Place Had Meaning, A World Of Mythic ProportionsA World In Which The Spirits Of The Dead Were No Longer Invisible, Nor The Angels, Where The Master And His Disciples Labor To Repair The World So That The Footsteps Of The Messiah Might Be Heard Drawn From Rabbinic, Kabbalistic, Folk, And Hasidic Sources, These Collected Tales Form A Rich Genre All Their Own In Gabriel S Palace, The Powerful Tradition Of Jewish Mysticism Comes To Life In Clear, Contemporary English This has gotten lots of quality press but for me, Martin Buber s work in this territory seems a little for the sake of you know where.
This is one of my favourite authors He never lets me down.
The Jewish religion contains a treasure trove of fairy tales and legends Spanning all the way from biblical times all the way to present times The midrash contains stories of the patriarchs, the Mishna Oral Torah contains legends of rabbi Akiva and the Rashbi The Talmud was redacted during the second temple period Later on in Jewish history the author covers tales of the kabbalistc mystic like the Arizal Next he jumps into chassidic tales and hen goes into some tales told in modern times.
All the stories contain miracle performed by rabbis or tzaddkim By using different permutations of gods name they are able to summon angels and drive away demon, sometimes the rabbis can travel to heaven and back The rabbis are much like medieval Magicians who could wield magic to curse or The Jewish religion contains a treasure trove of fairy tales and legends Spanning all the way from biblical times all the way to present times The midrash contains stories of the patriarchs, the Mishna Oral Torah contains legends of rabbi Akiva and the Rashbi The Talmud was redacted during the second temple period Later on in Jewish history the author covers tales of the kabbalistc mystic like the Arizal Next he jumps into chassidic tales and hen goes into some tales told in modern times.
All the stories contain miracle performed by rabbis or tzaddkim By using different permutations of gods name they are able to summon angels and drive away demon, sometimes the rabbis can travel to heaven and back The rabbis are much like medieval Magicians who could wield magic to curse or Harold Schwartz s collection of mystical tales Gabriel s Palace has a wide reach, culling stories from all over the Jewish world But it also shows how conservative folk tales are We can see a pattern in the stories told in this collection things are not as they seem in the world A divine mechanism is at work And only when the main character makes a mistake is this revealed to him or her.
So, this collection has nothing new in terms of the form of folk stories However the especially Jewish content is important, and should inform the reader The abstruse cosmologies and theosophical speculation of the Jewish mystics are here simplified, and mixed with common folk wisdom A particular emphasis is placed on gigul, or reincarnation, which is often resorted to in these stories as the ultimate riddle of the fate A vast bounty of tales recounting mystical experiences among the rabbis can be found in the Talmud, the Zohar, Jewish folk tales, and Hasidic lore , sacred and secular, in a marvelously readable anthology Drawn from rabbinic, cabalistic, folk, and Hasidic sources, these collected tales form a rich genre all their own In Gabriel s Palace, the powerful tradition of Jewish mysticism comes to life in clear, contemporary English Jewish Mystical Tales In his informative introduction, Schwarts gives a compelling overview of history, psychology, and the symbolic meaning of allegorical Jewish tales recounting the mystical experience of key figures in those circles He starts with comparing them to tales about Zen and Sufi masters, and Christian Mystics, and delves in the next paragraph into Jewish mystical tales, starting with a famous tale of the sages who upon entering paradise, one l

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