Michal Schwartz holds a PhD in philosophy and literature, and has been long obsessed with Kabbalah and mysticism in general. She published her first book "Metapher und Offenbarung," in Berlin, 2003 and her book "Gateway of Souls. A Kabbalistic Mystery," just came out.
Two modern artists and their Sabbatian "adventures."
Sabbatai Sevi was a cultural hero, turned into an arch-villain by his opponents.
Thomas Coenen: An opponent of Sabbatai Sevi, or a secret admirer?
messianic aspiration and messianic bets
Exploring the doubling of the Messiah in the figure of Sabbatai Zevi.
When wickedness became inherent in human volition, laws were needed to limit the influence of the Tree of Life.
The Messiah in the Bible, the Kabbalah, and modern comics.
In Tel Aviv, messianism is alive in the midst of secularism.
Two contemporary rabbis took it upon themselves to demonstrate how the process of Tikkun is about embracing one’s darker self and sanctifying it.
The demonic goddess of Jewish Kabbalah.