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Shalom Shar'abi and the Kabbalists of Beit El
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Shalom Shar'abi and the Kabbalists of Beit El

Pinchas Giller

Abstract

This book examines the history, teachings, and practices of a school of kabbalists who have flourished in the Middle East for the last two and a half centuries. The Beit El kabbalists center their practice around the teachings of Shalom Sharʾabi, an 18th century Yemenite kabbalist who came to prominence in Jerusalem. Sharʾabi is considered by his acolytes to be the recipient of divine inspiration from the prophet Elijah. The practice itself is a form of mystical prayer, utilizing a specific underlying linguistic theory. The application of this theory extends to the entire religious practice of ... More

Keywords: Kabbalah, Jewish prayer, Hasidism, Jerusalem, Mysticism, Kavvanah, Names of God

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Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195328806
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328806.001.0001

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Pinchas Giller, author
University of Judaism
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