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Mandel Institute of Jewish Studies Publications Jerusalem Studies in Jewish Thought

Jerusalem Studies in Jewish Thought is an academic journal of the Mandel Institute of Jewish Studies, devoted to the study of Jewish thought throughout the ages. In conjunction with the Gershom Scholem Center for Research in Kabbalah, the journal also publishes the proceedings of the International Congresses for the History of Jewish Mysticism in Memory of Gershom Scholem. These are bi-lingual volumes (Hebrew and English), and contain, inter alia, the proceedings of conferences devoted to the history of ancient Jewish mysticism, to the origins of Jewish mysticism in Europe, to the Zohar, to the Kabbalah of the Ari, to Sabbateanism and its history. Jubilee and memorial volumes are also published in the framework of this journal.

Two volumes are now in preparation, under the editorship of Joseph Dan, in memory of the founder of Jewish mysticism, Gershom Scholem. The journal also contains supplements devoted to various topics. Two such supplements have been published: Rachel Elior, Hekhalot Zutarti, and Eliezer Schweid, Mysticism and Judaism according to Gershom G. Scholem: A Critical Approach.

The journal was founded in 1981, and to date, 19 volumes and two supplements have been published.

Editors: Benjamin Brown, Reimund Leicht and Uriel Barak

Submission of Manuscripts:

Jerusalem Studies in Jewish Thought, Dept. of Jewish Thought, Mandel Institute of Jewish Studies, Faculty of Humanities, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mount Scopus 91905.



Editors: Benjamin Brown, Reimund Leicht and Uriel Barak

Yehuda Liebes, Clothed Nudity: The Esoteric Cult of Philo

English Abstract - תקציר בעברית

Eran Viezel, Moses’ Role in the Writing of the Torah in Rabbinic Literature and in the Transition to the Middle Ages

English Abstract - תקציר בעברית

Dov Schwartz, R. Shem Tov Falaquera’s Method in Abridging R. Solomon Ibn Gabirol’s Fons Vitae

English Abstract - תקציר בעברית

Eliezer Haddad, ‘You Shall Not Murder’ in the Writings of Maimonides: Ethics vs. Politics

English Abstract - תקציר בעברית

Avishai Bar-Asher, Perush shel Meor haQodesh: The Metamorphoses of Zoharic Homilies in R. Moses de León’s Hitherto Unknown Commentary on the Ten Commandments

English Abstract - תקציר בעברית

Iris Felix and Ruth Kara-Ivanov Kaniel, ‘Fire Bearing Fire’: An Unknown Zoharic Text and the Beginning of Zoharic Commentary in the Early Fourteenth Century – the Case of R. Menahem Recanati and R. Joseph Angilet

English Abstract - תקציר בעברית

Hagai Pely, Halakhah, Pietism, Kabbalah and Revelation in Sixteenth Century Safed: A Study in R. Yosef Karo’s Works

English Abstract - תקציר בעברית

Iris Brown (Hoizman), Between ‘Rectification of Evil’ and ‘Plain Nonsense’: The Strict Requirement of ‘A Clean Body’ as a Case Study of the Relationship between Hasidism and Halakhah

English Abstract - תקציר בעברית

Emmanuel Bloch, Rabbi Shimshon Raphael Hirsch and the Doctrine of ‘Torah im Derech Erets’ in the Eyes of the Hareidim

English Abstract - תקציר בעברית

Uriel Barak, Anti-Semitism from a Theological Perspective: A Study in the Thought of Rabbi Avraham Itzhak HaCohen Kook and his Followers

English Abstract - תקציר בעברית

Eli Schonfeld, Jewish Philosophy as Existential Hermeneutics: A Revisiting of the Relation between Philosophy and Judaism in Emanuel Levinas

English Abstract - תקציר בעברית




The Sabbatian Movement and its Aftermath: Messianism, Sabbatianism and Frankism

Editor: Rachel Elior

Zeev Gries, The Definitions of Sabbatian Hagiographic Literature


Moshe Fogel, The Sabbatian Character of Hemdat Yamim: A Re-Examination


Shifra Asulin, Another Glance at Sabbatianism, Conversion, and Hebraism in Seventeenth-Century Europe: Scrutinizing the Character of Johan Kempper of Uppsala, or Moshe Son of Aharon of Krakow

Rachel Elior, Jacob Frank and His Book The Sayings of the Lord: Religious Anarchism as a Restoration of Myth and Metaphor

English Section

Elisheva Carlebach, The Sabbatian Posture of German Jewry


Jacob J. Schachter, Motivations for Radical Anti-Sabbatianism: The Case of Hakham Zevi Ashkenazi 


Michaeł Galas, Sabbatianism in the Seventeenth-Century Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth: A Review of the Sources


Hillel Levine, ‘Should Napoleon Be Victorious…’: Politics and Spirituality in Early Modern Jewish Messianism


David Biale, Shabbtai Zvi and the Seductions of Jewish Orientalism 





The Sabbatian Movement and its Aftermath: Messianism, Sabbatianism and Frankism

Editor: Rachel Elior


Rachel Elior, Foreword

Yehuda Liebes, Sabbatianism and the Bounds of Religion


Joseph Dan, The ‘Winter King’ and the Messiah


Boaz Huss, Sabbatianism and the Reception of the Zohar


Michal Oron, Sefer Gehalei Esh


Joseph Sadan, A New Source on the Sabbatian Movement and its Aftermath in the Seventeenth Century


Yosef Tobi, The Events of 1667 in the Yemen: Sabbatian Movement or Local Messianic Activity


Jaacov Barnai, Some Social Aspects of the Polemics Between Sabbatians and Their Opponents


Ada Rapoport-Albert, On the Position of Women in Sabbatianism


Paul B. Fenton, A New Collection of Sabbatian Hymns


Articles should be prepared according to the “Guidelines for Preparation of Manuscripts Submitted to Tarbiz”, as published in Tarbiz vol. 72, pts 1-2, pp. 301-6.

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