The Kiss of God: Spiritual and Mystical Death in Judaism (The Samuel & Althea Stroum Lectures in Jewish Studies)

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Fishbane (Jewish studies, U. of Chicago) explores early rabbinic sources and Jewish philosophy and mysticism to trace the quest for personal salvation through purification of desire and the perfection of the soul. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

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The lines of Michael Fishbane's book trace the spiritual face of Judaism in one of its many appearances. Fishbane explores the quest for spiritual perfection in early rabbinic sources and in Jewish philosophy and mysticism. The 'Kiss of God, ' a symbol for union with God, and the ritual practices-meditation and performance-connected with it are presented.

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Michael Fishbane is Nathan Cummings Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Chicago.

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