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Alef, Mem, Tau: Kabbalistic Musings on Time, Truth, and Death

Elliot Wolfson


This book explores the nexus of time, truth, and death in the symbolic world of medieval kabbalah. Demonstrating that the historical and theoretical relationship between kabbalah and western philosophy is far more intimate and extensive than any previous scholar has ever suggested, the book draws an extraordinary range of thinkers such as Frederic Jameson, Martin Heidegger, Franz Rosenzweig, William Blake, Julia Kristeva, Friedrich Schelling, and a host of kabbalistic figures into deep conversation with one another. The book discusses Islamic mysticism and Buddhist thought in relation to the J ... More

Keywords: time, truth, death, medieval kabbalah, Islamic mysticism, Buddhist thought, Jewish esoteric tradition, temporality, rabbinic teaching, emet, Hebrew, alef, mem, tau

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780520246195
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520246195.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elliot Wolfson, author