School of kabbalah named after Isaac Luria , the Jewish rabbi who developed it.- Lurianic Kabbalah
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Jewish religious group that arose as a spiritual revival movement in the territory of contemporary Western Ukraine during the 18th century, and spread rapidly throughout Eastern Europe.
Hasidic thought draws heavily on Lurianic Kabbalah, and, to an extent, is a popularization of it.
The tzimtzum or tsimtsum (Hebrew צמצום ṣimṣūm "contraction/constriction/condensation") is a term used in the Lurianic Kabbalah to explain Isaac Luria's doctrine that God began the process of creation by "contracting" his Ohr Ein Sof (infinite light) in order to allow for a "conceptual space" in which finite and seemingly independent realms could exist.
Rabbi in Safed and the foremost disciple of Isaac Luria.
In a study of Lurianic mysticism, Lawrence Fine writes:
Sefirot (סְפִירוֹת səp̄īrōṯ), meaning emanations, are the 10 attributes/emanations in Kabbalah, through which Ein Sof (The Infinite) reveals itself and continuously creates both the physical realm and the chain of higher metaphysical realms (Seder hishtalshelus).
By contrast, in Lurean or Lurianic Kabbalah (the Kabbalah of Isaac Luria), the sefirot are perceived as a constellation of forces in active dialogue with one another at every stage of that evolution.
Leading rabbi and Jewish mystic in the community of Safed in the Galilee region of Ottoman Syria, now Israel.
He is considered the father of contemporary Kabbalah, his teachings being referred to as Lurianic Kabbalah.
Esoteric method, discipline, and school of thought in Jewish mysticism.
One of the fundamental kabbalistic texts, the Zohar, was first published in the 13th century, and the almost universal form adhered to in modern Judaism is Lurianic Kabbalah.
In the Zohar, Lurianic Kabbalah and Hermetic Qabalah, the qliphoth/qlippoth/qlifot or kelipot ( qəlīpōṯ, originally Aramaic: qəlīpīn, plural of qəlīpā; literally "peels", "shells", or "husks"), are the representation of evil or impure spiritual forces in Jewish mysticism, the polar opposites of the holy Sefirot.
Understood as God prior to any self-manifestation in the production of any spiritual realm, probably derived from Solomon ibn Gabirol's ( 1021 – 1070) term, "the Endless One" (she-en lo tiklah).
In Lurianic Kabbalah, the first act of creation, the Tzimtzum self "withdrawal" of God to create an "empty space", takes place from there.
German-born Israeli philosopher and historian.
He thought that the 17th century messianic movement, known as Sabbateanism, was developed from the Lurianic Kabbalah.
First of Four Worlds that came into being after the contraction of God's infinite light.
In Lurianic Kabbalah, the description of Adam Kadmon is anthropomorphic.