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This is a short monograph on the Kabbalah, written from a purely academic and somewhat critical point of view. Pick traces the origins and background of the Kabbalah to Jewish scholars of mediaeval Spain. He does not attribute any deeper roots to it historically, nor does he examine the roots of Jewish mysticism except for a brief mention of the Merkabah. If you are looking for an introduction to the subject written by an advocate of the Kabbalah, it might be better to start with some other books on the subject. But if you need a starting point for further academic study, this is a good place to begin.
This book has 22,470 words, 39 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1913.
Production notes: This ebook of The Cabala was published by Global Grey in 2018, and updated on the 10th August 2022. The artwork used for the cover is 'The Feast of the Rejoicing of the Law' by Solomon Hart.
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