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Kabbalah
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Kabbalah and Secrecy

1. ‘Kabbalah’ is the term employed by both practitioners and scholars to denote the esoteric lore and practice cultivated by elite rabbinic circles from the Middle Ages to the present. The word itself is derived from a root that means ‘t…

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Wolfson, Elliot R., “Kabbalah”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 30 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5287_bdr_COM_00237>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223



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