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Seekers of the Face: Secrets of the Idra Rabba (The Great Assembly) of the Zohar

Melila Hellner-Eshed

Abstract

Seekers of the Face opens the profound treasure house at the heart of Judaism's most important mystical work: the Idra Rabba (Great Gathering) of the Zohar. This is the story of the Great Assembly of mystics called to order by the master teacher and hero of the Zohar, Rabbi Shim'on bar Yochai, to align the divine faces and to heal Jewish religion. The Idra Rabba demands a radical expansion of the religious worldview, as it reveals God's faces and bodies in daring, anthropomorphic language. For the first time, Melila Hellner-Eshed makes this challenging, esoteric masterpiece meaningful for ever ... More

Keywords: Zohar, mysticism, mysticism, Idra Rabba

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781503628427
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9781503628427.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Melila Hellner-Eshed, author
Shalom Hartman Institute