I Came This Day to the Spring

An interesting paper from David J. Halperin, Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina regarding Va Avo HaYom El HaAyin or I Came This Day to the Spring, an important Sabbatean text. I do not agree with him about his attempt to insert modern-day political correctness into the analysis though.



The Kabbalah of the Ari Z’al according to the Ramhal


One of the main text of the authentic Kabbalah finally translated and explained. This book is a summary of the master work of the Ari Z’al; “The Etz Hayim” (The Tree of Life).



The Zohar: Pritzker edition

The Zohar: Pritzker Edition Translation and Commentary by Daniel Matt


        This is the first translation ever made from a critical Aramaic text of the Zohar, which has been established by Professor Daniel Matt based on a wide range of original manuscripts. The work will eventually span twelve volumes. The extensive commentary, appearing at the bottom of each page, clarifies the kabbalistic symbolism and terminology, and cites sources and parallels from biblical, rabbinic, and kabbalistic texts.



Faces of the Holy Lamp

At first he appeared as Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai (RaShBI) who gave us the Zohar.


Then he came as Rabbi Isaac Luria (HaARI), who was called Messiah ben Joseph (in potentia).


Again he came as Rabbi Nathan of Gaza (Sabbatean Prophet)



Faces of the Messiah

Messiah ben David came to us many times, in different faces.

Jesus of Nazareth (image from the Shroud of Turin) Turin_shroud_positive_and_negative_displaying_original_color_information_708_x_465_pixels_94_KB

Rabbi Sabbatai Zevi (AMIRaH), who is the First. The second is Baruchia Russo or Osman Baba.


Hakham Jacob Frank, the Wise


Eva Frank (Rachel bat Jacob), the Lady, Matronita



Happy All Saints’ Day


For all the saints, who from their labours rest, Alleluia, Alleluia!


R. Jonathan Eibeschütz, And I Came this Day unto the Fountain

R. Jonathan Eibeschütz, And I Came this Day unto the Fountain, ואבוא היום אל העין , Critically Edited and Introduced by Paweł Maciejko, With Additional Studies by Noam Lefler, Jonatan Benarroch and Shai Alleson Gerberg, 2014 (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 42), 360 pp., in Hebrew, ISBN 1-933379-45-6. is undoubtedly the most contentious work of Sabbatian Kabbalah, and arguably even the most contentious theological work of early modern Ashkenazi Judaism. The book surfaced in Germany around 1725 and generated one of the most heated controversies of Judaism at that time. Although distributed anonymously, most contemporary observers attributed it to the rabbinic prodigy, Rabbi Jonathan Eibeschütz of Prague; this attribution has been confirmed by modern scholarship. The edition brings a critically edited and annotated text of Va-Avo established on the basis of manuscripts housed in Oxford and Jerusalem, as well as several essays interpreting its theological doctrines. ORDER HERE: Atlas Books