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Judaism and Kabbalah

Exploring the history of Judaism and Jewish Mysticism

Leigh Blancato

on 28 April 2011

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Judaism and Kabbalah

Brittney Glover and Leigh Blancato Judaism History
Celebrations History Founded in Israel by Abraham
1300 BC
Persecuted throughout centuries Rome
The Crusades
The Holocaust Currently 14 million followers
Worldwide Religion Beliefs Monotheistic
13 Articles of Faith
Olam Ha-Ba
Human Nature

The Divine Messiah
Messianic Age Yetzer Tov
Yetzer Ra Practices Sabbath
Kosher Diet
Dress Hats and Yarmulkes Celebration Yom Kippur
Rosh Hasanah
Bat Mitzvahs and Bar mitzvahs Judaism and Kabbalah Today Adam Sandler's "Hanukkah Song" from Saturday Night Live Britney Spears Madonna Kabbalah What it is?
Criticisms What is Kabbalah? Advanced version of Judaism
Mystical Judaism
Focuses on the transcendence of God
Spiritual Texts History Has existed as long as Judaism
Popularized during Renaissance
In 1922 the Zohar translation was completed Tanakh
Zohar Beliefs 1. God exists
2. God is one and unique
3. God is incorporeal
4. G-d is eternal
5. Prayer is to be directed to G-d alone and to no other
6. The words of the prophets are true
7. Moses' prophecies are true, and Moses was the greatest of the prophets
8. The Written Torah (first 5 books of the Bible) and Oral Torah (teachings now contained in the Talmud and other writings) were given to Moses
9. There will be no other Torah
10. G-d knows the thoughts and deeds of men
11. G-d will reward the good and punish the wicked
12. The Messiah will come
13. The dead will be resurrected Same basic beliefs as Judaism
You can find fulfillment by understanding the universe
The Zohar
72 names of God
Ein Sof
Ten Sefirot Practices The Red String
Chanting the 72 names of God Criticisms of Kabbalah It is Dualistic
It is backwards, superstitious, and marginal Works Cited
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