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1) kabbalah. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Scriptures based upon a tradition claimed to have been handed down orally from Abraham. Despite that claimed antiquity, the system appears to have been given its...

2) cabala. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...cabala, see kabbalah....

3) Sabbatai Zevi. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Jewish mystic and pseudo-Messiah, founder of the Sabbatean sect, b. Smyrna. After a period of study of Lurianic kabbalah (see Luria, Isaac ben Solomon), he became...

4) Zohar. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Father of the owner of the cave of Machpelah. 2 Son of Simeon. An alternative form is Zerah. For the book of Zohar, see kabbalah....

5) Luria, Isaac ben Solomon. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Combining messianism with reinterpreted kabbalistic doctrines from an earlier period, Luria sought to understand the nature and connection between earthly redemption...

6) Luzzatto, Moses Hayyim. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Hebrew playwright, poet, and mystic, a leader of the renaissance of Hebrew literature, b. Padua. At 15 he formed a group to study kabbalistic mysteries (see kabbalah)...

7) Scholem, Gershom Gerhard. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Scholem received (1922) his doctorate for a dissertation on the earliest extant kabbalistic work, Sefer ha-Bahir. In 1923 he left Germany and settled in Palestine....

8) Hasidism. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Jewish religious movement founded in Poland in the 18th cent. by Baal-Shem-Tov. Its name derives from Hasidim. Hasidism, which stressed the mercy of God and encouraged...

9) Elijah ben Solomon. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Elijah ben Solomon, 1720-97, Jewish scholar, called the Gaon of Vilna, b. Lithuania. A leading Jewish scholar of his time, he opposed the spread of Hasidism in Lithuania...

10) Frank, Jacob. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Polish Jewish sectarian and adventurer, b. Podolia as Jacob Ben Judah Leib. He founded the Frankists, a heretical Jewish sect that was an anti-Talmudic outgrowth...

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