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01285--Write a short note on Kabbalah.




The word Kabbalah designates “that which was received.” The medieval claim was that these works were transmitted during the Rabbinic period but were just now being committed to writing.  What distinguishes the Kabbalah from other varieties of Jewish mysticism is a specific vocabulary of dynamic symbols to express God’s relationship within God’s self and to the world.  The earliest works of Kabbalah are the Bahir (late 12th century) and the Zohar (late 13th century). Both texts emerge from the Spanish Jewish community. They combine poetry and mythology.

[Courtesy : Professor Shai Cherry]

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