The Enlightened Will Shine: Symbolization and Theurgy in the

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With his 50th birthday looming, he began to feel his own mortality. The mystical speculation of the Iyyun literature seeks to make the divine attendant within the present through ever-evolving linguistic creativity, constantly limited by its origin. Many today who are not truly Observant Jews, and who want to get away with disobeying Torah and The Prophets and The Writings, that is, disobeyng Judaism, yet lay claim to being "as Jewish as the next guy," push and promote this secularizing and humanizing claim that Judaism is about the culture.

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Publisher: State University of New York Press (September 28, 1993)

ISBN: 0791417123

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