Selected Bibliography on Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism


NOTE: The following list is divided by categories, first by (numbered) historical periods, and then (alphabetically) by miscellaneous topics. Where possible, I have supplied library call numbers. In some instances, there is also a secondary Subject.

01 General:

  • Scholem, Gershom G. Kabbalah Quadrangle : New York , 1974 BM 526 S34 1974
  • Spector, Sheila A. Jewish mysticism: an annotated bibliography on the Kabbalah in English Garland : New York , 1984 BM 526 S74 1984 Bibliography




02 Assorted Topics:

  • Idel, Moshe Kabbalah Yale University Press : New Haven , 1988 BM 526 I22 1988
  • Scholem, Gershom G. On the Kabbalah and its symbolism Routledge & Kegan Paul : London , 1965 BM 525 S3413 1965
  • Scholem, Gershom G./Urbach, Efraim E. (Efraim Elimelech) Studies in mysticism and religion presented to Gershom G. Scholem on his seventieth birthday by pupils, colleagues and friends 1967 BL 25 S68 1967
  • Vajda, George Recherches sur la philosophie et la kabbale dans la pensee juive du Moyen Age Mouton : Paris , 1962 B 755 V33
  • Scholem, Gershom G. The Messianic idea in Judaism Schocken : New York , 1971 BM 615 S26 1971 Messianism

03 Merkavah Mysticism:[1]

  • Chernus, Ira Mysticism in rabbinic Judaism 1982 BM 496.9 M87 C47 1982
  • Gruenwald, Ithamar Apocalyptic and Merkavah Mysticism 1980 BM 723 G77 1980
  • Scholem, Gershom G. Jewish Gnosticism, Merkabah Mysticism and Talmudic Tradition New York: The Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 1965 (Not in U of C library)

04 Early Kabbalah:

  • Scholem, Gershom G. Origins of the Kabbalah[2] Jewish Publication Society of America : Philadelphia , 1987 BM 526 S3613 1987

05 German Pietism:[3]

  • Marcus, Ivan G. Piety and society : the Jewish Pietists of medieval Germany 1981 BM 316 M35 1981 / 296.8/2 19

06 Abraham Abulafia:[4]

  • Idel, Moshe The mystical experience in Abraham Abulafia State University of New York Press : Albany , 1988 BM 526 I24 1988
  • Idel, Moshe Studies in ecstatic kabbalah State University of New York Press : Albany , 1988 BM 526 I234 1988 02 Assorted topics
  • Idel, Moshe, Language, Torah, and hermeneutics in Abraham Abulafia State University of New York Press : Albany , 1988 BM 526 I23 1988 Hermeneutics

07 Zohar:[5]

  • Scholem, Gershom G. Zohar[6] Schocken : New York , reprinted 1978, 1949 BM 525 A52 S34 1949
  • Sperling, Harry /Simon, Maurice/Levertoff, Paul Philip The Zohar[7] Soncino Press : London , reprinted 1978, 1934 BM 525 A52 S67 1934
  • Lachower, Yeruham Fishel / Tishby, Isaiah The wisdom of the Zohar Oxford University Press : Oxford , 1989 BM 525 A52 G64 1989 Texts with commentaries
  • Matt, Daniel Chanan Zohar, the book of enlightenment Paulist Press : New York , 1983 BM 525 A52 M37 1983 Texts with commentaries

08 Lurianic Kabbalah:

  • Scholem, Gershom G. Sabbatai Sevi 1973 BM 199 S3 S341 1973 Messianism
  • Fine, Lawrence Safed spirituality Paulist Press : New York , 1984 BM 723 S325 1984 Texts with commentaries


09 Hasidism:[8]

  • Bokser, Ben Zion The Jewish mystical tradition 1981 BM 723 B63 1981
  • Heschel, Abraham Joshua / Dresner, Samuel H. The Circle of the Baal Shem Tov: studies in Hasidism University of Chicago Press : Chicago , 1985 BM 750 H48 1985
  • Mahler, Raphael Hasidism and the Jewish enlightenment: their confrontation in Galicia and Poland in the first half of the nineteenth century / Raphael Mahler Jewish Publication Society of America : Philadelphia , 1985 BM 198 M3313 1985
  • Rabinowicz, Harry M. The World of Hasidism Valentine, Mitchell : London , 1970 BM 198 R32 1970
  • Steinsaltz, Adin The Thirteen-Petaled Rose Basic Books: New York, 1980 BM 525 S821 1980 Bratslav[9]
  • Weiss, Joseph / Goldstein, David Studies in Eastern European Jewish mysticism Oxford University Press : London , 1985 BM 198 W43 1985 / 296.8'33 Bratslav
  • Buber, Martin[10] Hasidism and modern man 1958 BM 198 B731 1958 Buber
  • Buber, Martin Ten rungs: Hasidic sayings reprinted 1962, 1947 BM 198 T441 1947 Buber
  • Buber, Martin The legend of the Baal-Shem 1969 BM 532 B731 1955 Buber
  • Buber, Martin The origin and meaning of Hasidism 1960 BM 198 B851 1960 Buber
  • Buber, Martin, Tales of the Hasidim 1947-1948 BM 198 B881 1947 Buber
  • Nahum, of Chernobyl / Green, Arthur Upright practices ; The light of the eyes / Light of the eyes[11] Paulist Press : New York , 1982 BM 198 N361 1982 Texts with commentaries

10 Contemporary Mysticism:

  • Kook, Abraham Isaac[12] / Bokser, Ben Zion, The Lights of penitence: the moral principles : lights of holiness : essays, letters, and poems Paulist Press : New York , 1978 BM 45 K64 1978
  • Weiner, Herbert 9 1/2 mystics[13] 1969 BM 723 W33 1969

Christian Kabbalah:[14]

  • Blau, Joseph Leon/Thenaud, Jean The Christian interpretation of the cabala in the renaissancereprinted 1965, 1944 BM 525 B55 1944
  • Wirszubski, Chaim Pico della Mirandola's encounter with Jewish mysticism Harvard University Press : Cambridge, 1988 B 785 P54 W57 1989

Feminism:[15]

  • Epstein, Perle S. Kabbalah: the way of the Jewish mystic 1978 BM 526 E67 1978 09 Hasidism

Scholem:[16]

  • Biale, David Gershom Scholem: Kabbalah and counter-history 1979 BM 755 S295 B52 1979
  • Catane, Moche / Scholem, Gershom G. Bibliyografyah shel kitve Gershom Shalom / Bibliography of the writings of Gershom G. Scholem BM 755 S295 C36 1977 Bibliography
  • Scholem, Gershom G. On Jews and Judaism in crisis 1976 Contemporary mysticism
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