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Kabbalah: Nechama Levendel, Nadav Bloch – Sabbatian Artists, Ein Hod Israel

Two modern artists and their Sabbatian "adventures." Read More »

Kabbalah: Sabbatai Sevi and His Contemporaries III

Sabbatai Sevi was a cultural hero, turned into an arch-villain by his opponents. Read More »

Kabbalah: Sabbatai Sevi and his Contemporaries II

Thomas Coenen: An opponent of Sabbatai Sevi, or a secret admirer? Read More »

Kabbalah: Sabbatai Sevi and his Contemporaries I

messianic aspiration and messianic bets Read More »

Kabbalah: Sabbatai Zevi – Messiah ben David or Messiah ben Joseph?

Exploring the doubling of the Messiah in the figure of Sabbatai Zevi. Read More »

Kabbalah: The Law-Less-Ness of Messianic Days

When wickedness became inherent in human volition, laws were needed to limit the influence of the Tree of Life. Read More »

Kabbalah: The Messiah Is Coming, or Not…

The Messiah in the Bible, the Kabbalah, and modern comics. Read More »

Kabbalah: Messianic Puzzles in Secular Tel Aviv

In Tel Aviv, messianism is alive in the midst of secularism. Read More »

Kabbalah: Lilith and the Mystery of Femininity

Two contemporary rabbis took it upon themselves to demonstrate how the process of Tikkun is about embracing one’s darker self and sanctifying it. Read More »

Kabbalah: Lilith the Demonic Goddess

The demonic goddess of Jewish Kabbalah. Read More »