ANN: New Books of Kabbalah Scholarship

Daniel Abrams's picture is proud to announce the publication of three volumes:

Physiognomy, Chiromancy and Guardian Angels in the Esoteric Writings of the German Pietists, by Irmi Dubrau (in HEBREW), הכרת פנים, סדרי שרטוטין ומלאכים שומרים בכתבי הסוד של חסידי אשכנז (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 69; 2022, 236 pages, ISBN 978-1-933379-94-4). This book is a major contribution to the study of medieval Jewish esotericism and magic with a focus on Physiognomy, Chiromancy, metoposcopy and various related angelogical traditions in the writings of the German Pietists. The study of these traditions finds its place within a rich heritage of Jewish magical and Kabbalistic traditions throughout the ages.   

Kabbalah: Journal for the Study of Jewish Mystical Texts, Volume 51 (2022), 322 pp. ISBN 978-1-933379-92-0

Studies in English

Eugene D. Matanky: Illustration, Dissemination, and Production — Diagrams in Moses Cordovero’s Pardes Rimonim  

Studies in Hebrew

Daniel Abrams: The Notebooks of the Early Kabbalists – Revisions of the Literary Records from Barcelona according to Late Manuscript Witnesses  

Daniel Abrams: The Esoteric Transcription of Secrets: A Chapter in the History of Kabbalistic Scribal Practices  

Avishai Bar-Asher: From the Vaults of Thebes: Moses de León’s Pseudepigraphic Writings on the Letters, Vowel Signs, Theonyms, and Magical Practices and the Origin of Zoharic Fiction

Jonatan Meir: Late Sabbateanism — Unknown Lectures by Gershom Scholem from 1960-1961 

Kabbalah: Journal for the Study of Jewish Mystical Texts, Volume 52 (2022), 324 pp. ISBN 978-1-933379-95-1

Studies in English

Daniel Abrams: A Woman’s Intention of Thought to Metatron: The Secret of ‘When She Brings Forth Seed [First]’ (Text, Translation and Commentary)

Daniel Abrams: The Textual Transformations of Two Passages about Metatron in the Manuscript Assemblages Compiled, Composed and Revised by Menahem Azariah da Fano

Morris M. Faierstein: Sod ha–Neshamah, Basel 1609 — A Yiddish Paraphrase of Moshe de León’s Nefesh ha–Hakhamah, Basel 1608 

Samuel Glauber-Zimra: Writings on Spiritualism from the Archive of R. Eliyahu Mordekhai Halevy Wolkowsky     

Studies in Hebrew

Jonathan Schnytzer: On the Secrets of the Sabbatical and Jubilee Years 

Liran Haim Lavi Breslaw: The Zohar of R. David ben Yehuda he-Hasid 

Raphael Shuchat: Did R. Hayyim Vital Consider Isaac Luria’s Teachings to be Parabolic? An Inquiry into the Claim of Elijah, the Gaon of Vilna, and Different Perspectives on the Meaning of the Term kifshuto and she-lo-kifshutu

Hillel Feuerstein: Textual Fixity and Textual Fluidity in the Genre of Kabbalistic Secrets: A Study on the Textual History of the Secret of the Great Sabbath by Moses de León