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The Kiss of God, Spiritual and Mystical Death in Judaism

Fishbane, Michael

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ISBN 10: 0295973080 / ISBN 13: 9780295973081
Published by University of Washington Press, 1994
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Seattle: Univ. of Washington Press, 1994. 1st ed. 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. Notes. Index. 156 pp. Fine Hardcover w/ Fine dj. Bookseller Inventory # 436

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Title: The Kiss of God, Spiritual and Mystical ...

Publisher: University of Washington Press

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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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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