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Elior, Rachel

Works: 130 works in 298 publications in 4 languages and 7,660 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Folklore  Biographies  Legends  Comparative studies  Controversial literature 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: BM526, 296.712
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Most widely held works by Rachel Elior
Dybbuks and Jewish women : in social history, mysticism and folklore by Rachel Elior( )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 1,645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<P style=""MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"" class=MsoNormal>How and why a person comes to be possessed by a dybbuk-the possession of a living body by the soul of a deceased person-and what consequences ensue from such possession, form the subject of this book. Though possession by a dybbuk has traditionally been understood as punishment for a terrible sin, it can also be seen as a mechanism used by desperate individuals-often women-who had no other means of escape from the demands and expectations of an all-encompassing patriarchal social order. Dybbuks and Jewish Women examines these and other as
Jewish mysticism : the infinite expression of freedom by Rachel Elior( )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 1,316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study is an exposition of the Jewish mystical phenomenon. It is based on a close reading of the hundreds of volumes written by Jewish mystics and incorporates mystical testimonies drawn from the different countries and cultural environments in which Jews have lived. Rachel Elior's purpose is to present, as accurately as possible, the meanings of the mystical works as they were perceived by their creators and readers. At the same time, she contextualizes them within the boundaries of the religion, culture, language, and spiritual and historical circumstances in which the destiny of the Jewish people has evolved."--Jacket
The three temples : on the emergence of Jewish mysticism by Rachel Elior( )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this ground-breaking study, Rachel Elior offers a comprehensive theory of the crystallization of the early stages of the mystical tradition in Judaism based on the numerous ancient scrolls and manuscripts published in the last few decades. Her wide-ranging research, scrupulously documented, enables her to demonstrate an uninterrupted line linking the priestly traditions of the Temple, the mystical liturgical literature found in the Qumran Caves and associated directly and indirectly with the Merkavah tradition of around the second and first centuries BCE, and the mystical works of the second to fifth centuries CE known as Heikhalot literature. The key factor linking all these texts, according to Professor Elior's theory, is that many of those who wrote them were members of the priestly classes. Prevented from being able to perform the rituals of sacred service in the Temple as ordained in the biblical tradition, they channelled their religious impetus in other directions to create a new spiritual focus. The mystical tradition they developed centred first on a heavenly Chariot Throne known as the Merkavah, and later on heavenly sanctuaries known as Heikhalot. In this way the priestly class developed an alternative focus for spirituality, based on a supertemporal liturgical and ritual relationship with ministering angels in the supernal sanctuaries. This came to embrace an entire mystical world devoted to sustaining religious liturgical tradition and ritual memory in the absence of the Temple
The paradoxical ascent to God : the kabbalistic theosophy of Habad Hasidism by Rachel Elior( )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mystical origins of Hasidism by Rachel Elior( )

23 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and Polish and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discussion of the mystical underpinnings of the hasidic spiritual revival and its social implications highlights the eighteenth century as a key period in modern Jewish history
Torat ha-elohut ba-dor ha-sheni shel Ḥasidut Ḥabad by Rachel Elior( )

6 editions published in 1982 in Hebrew and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Men and women : gender, Judaism and democracy( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creation and re-creation in Jewish thought : festschrift in honor of Joseph Dan on the occasion of his seventieth birthday( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With letters of light : studies in the Dead Sea scrolls, early Jewish apocalypticism, magic and mysticism in honor of Rachel Elior by Daphna Arbel( )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and German and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume offers valuable insights into a wide range of scholarly achievements in the study of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Jewish apocalypticism, magic, and mysticism from the Second Temple period to the later rabbinic and Hekhalot developments. The majority of articles included in the volume deal with Jewish and Christian apocalyptic and mystical texts constituting the core of experiential dimension of these religious traditions.--[Source inconnue]
Die Geschichten vom Ba'al Schem Tov = Schivche ha-Bescht = Sefer Shivhẹ Baʻal Shem Ṭov by Baʻal Shem Ṭov( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in German and Hebrew and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miḳdash u-merkavah, kohanim u-malʼakhim, hekhal ṿe-hekhalot ba-misṭiḳah ha-Yehudit ha-ḳedumah by Rachel Elior( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in Hebrew and English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gan be-ʻEden mi-ḳedem : mesorot Gan ʻEden be-Yiśraʼel uva-ʻamim by Rachel Elior( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in Hebrew and Undetermined and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tsadiḳim ṿe-anshe maʻaśeh : meḥḳarim ba-Ḥasidut Polin( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in Hebrew and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sifrut ha-hekhalot u-masoret ha-merkavah : torat ha-sod ha-ḳedumah u-meḳoroteha by Rachel Elior( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in Hebrew and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jacob Frank's Book of the Words of the Lord : mystical automythography, religious nihilism and the messianic vision of freedom as a realization of myth and metaphor by Rachel Elior( Book )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is concerned with the exceptional history and unprecedented thought of Jacob Frank (1726-1791), a Messianic antinomistic Jewish-Moslem-Christian leader, active in the second half of the 18th Century in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, Othman empire, Moravia and Germany. Frank grew up in the Dönme circles in Salonika (Dönme was the Turkish name of the Moslem-Jews who were followers of the messianic leader Sabbatai Zevi (1626-1676), who was forced to become a Moslem. His followers decided to convert to Islam in 1683 in order to live separate Jewish messianic life). Frank defined himself in his mythical autobiography, known as "The Words of the Lord" as a chosen messianic Leader and as an anarchist visionary who decided to cross every border and to destroy every book, law and order. His anarchistic behavior as well as his broad social influence caused a persistent rabbinic persecution and excommunication that brought Jacob Frank and his thousands followers to undertake a mess conversion to Christianity in 1759-1760"--Back cover
Ka-ḥalom yaʻuf ukhe-dibuḳ yeʼaḥez : ʻal ḥalomot ṿe-dibuḳim be-Yiśraʼel uva-ʻamim = Fleeting dreams and possessive dybbuks : on dreams and possession in Jewish and other cultures( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Hebrew and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers from two conferences at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Scholion Interdisciplinary Center for Jewish Studies entitled: As a passing dream : dreams and their interpretation in Jewish tradition (November 2007) and Between two worlds : spirits, ghosts, and dybbuks in the traditions of Jews and other peoples (June 2008) -- Preface
Zikaron u-neshiyah : sodan shel Megilot Midbar Yehudah by Rachel Elior( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in Hebrew and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ha-Ḥalom ṿe-shivro : ha-tenuʻah ha-Shabtaʼit u-sheluḥoteha : meshiḥiyut, Shabtaʼut u-Franḳizm( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in Hebrew and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hekhalot zuṭrati : k.y. Nyu-Yorḳ 8128 (828) : mahadurah madaʻit( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in Hebrew and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Dybbuks and Jewish women : in social history, mysticism and folklore
Jewish mysticism : the infinite expression of freedomThe three temples : on the emergence of Jewish mysticismThe paradoxical ascent to God : the kabbalistic theosophy of Habad HasidismThe mystical origins of HasidismMen and women : gender, Judaism and democracyWith letters of light : studies in the Dead Sea scrolls, early Jewish apocalypticism, magic and mysticism in honor of Rachel EliorTsadiḳim ṿe-anshe maʻaśeh : meḥḳarim ba-Ḥasidut Polin
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Eli&#x02bc;or, Raḥel

Elior, R. 1949-

Elior, Rachel

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Elior, Rachel Paloge-

Elior, Rachel Paloge- 1949-

Eliʼor, Raḥel

Elîʾôr, Rāḥēl 1949-

Elior, Rahel Paloge- 1949-

Elior, Rajel

Elior, Rajel 1949-

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Palogah-Eli&#x02bc;or, Raḥel

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Paloge-Elior, Rachel

Paloge-Elior, Rachel 1949-

Pālōge-Eljōr, Raḥel 1949-

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אליאור, רחל

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אליאור, רחל פלוגה-

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