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By Nathan Wolski

An advent to the Zohar, the crowning paintings of medieval Kabbalah. contains unique translations and analysis.

The crowning paintings of medieval Kabbalah, the Zohar is not like the other paintings within the Jewish canon. Written in Aramaic, the Zohar comprises complicated mystical exegesis in addition to the tale of the Companions—a team of sages who wander via second-century Israel discussing the Torah whereas assembly up with kids, donkey drivers, and diverse kinds who've religious classes for them. Nathan Wolski bargains unique translations of episodes concerning this mystical fellowship and is going directly to supply a sustained examining of every. With specific emphasis at the literary and performative dimensions of the composition, Wolski takes the reader on a trip in the course of the primary issues and motifs of the zoharic international: kabbalistic hermeneutics, the constitution of divinity, the character of the soul and specially, the experiential center of the Zohar—the wish to be saturated and intoxicated with the flowing fluids of divinity. A trip into the Zohar opens the mysterious, wondrous and from time to time bewildering universe of 1 of the masterpieces of global mystical literature to a much broader group of students, scholars, and common readers alike.

Nathan Wolski is Lecturer within the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation at Monash college. he's the translator of Melila Hellner-Eshed’s A River Flows from Eden: The Language of Mystical adventure within the Zohar.

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