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The topics covered in this book are:
(1)Toward Understanding the Messianic Idea in Judaism
(2)The Messianic Idea in Kabbalism
(3)The Crisis of Tradition in Jewish Messianism
(4)Redemption Through Sin
(5)The Crypto-Jewish Sect of Donmeh (Sabbatians) in Turkey
(6)A Sabbatian Will from New York
(7)The Neutralization of the Messianic Element in Early Hasidism
(8)Devekut, or Communion with God
(9)Martin Buber's Interpretation of Hasidism
(10)The Tradition of Thirty-six Hidden Just Men
(11)The Star of David: History of a Symbol
(12)Revelation and Tradition as Religious Catergories in Judaism
(13)The Science of Judaism - Then and Now
(14)At the Completion of Buber's Translation of the Bible
(15)On the 1930 Edition of Rosenzweig's Star of Redemption
(16)The Politics of Mysticism: Isaac Breuer's New Kuzari
(17)The Golem of Prague and the Golem of Rehovot
This book is a paperback, has 376 pages, and is published by Schocken Books of New York.
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Publication Date: 2011
from the Foreword by Arthur Hertzberg, 1995
"Gershom Scholem earned international renown as a brilliant interpreter of esoteric religious texts as well as a trenchant contributor to many of the central intellectual debates of his day. At a time when apocalyptic impulses are intensifying with the approach of a millennial moment in the Christian calendar, we can only welcome Scholems soberly presented and scrupulously researched account of their Jewish counterparts."
Martin Jay, University of California, Berkeley
"Having had the privilege of knowing Gershom Scholem and having learned much from him, I am delighted to see this collection made available once more. I am especially fond of the essay on "Revelation and Tradition," which is vintage Scholemlearned, sharp, witty, and adorned with delightful anecdotes from the Talmud. In juxtaposition with the essay that follows, on Wissenschaft des Judentums, it documents the subtle relationship between rational and nonrational elements in the Jewish tradition, the very relationship that Scholem both described so incisively and embodied so vividly."
Jaroslav Pelikan, Yale University