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Yearnings of the Soul: Psychological Thought in Modern Kabbalah

Jonathan Garb


For the first time, Yearnings of the Soul: Psychological Thought in Modern Kabbalah takes up one of the most central topics in modern Kabbalah, as well as modern mysticism in general: Psychological thought. Tracing the manifold understandings of the soul and the heart over five centuries of kabbalistic writing, the book demonstrates that modern Kabbalah has a rich psychological thought of its own, and does not need to be interpreted through the lens of psychoanalysis. Rather, both psychoanalysis and modern Kabbalah are expressions of the process of European modernization. The modernization of ... More

Keywords: soul, Judaism, psychology, modernization, mysticism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780226295800
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226295947.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan Garb, author
Hebrew University of Jerusalem