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The Scandal of KabbalahLeon Modena, Jewish Mysticism, Early Modern Venice$
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Yaacob Dweck

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780691145082

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691145082.001.0001

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Kabbalah and Scholarship in the Nineteenth Century

Kabbalah and Scholarship in the Nineteenth Century

Chapter Seven Kabbalah and Scholarship in the Nineteenth Century
The Scandal of Kabbalah

Yaacob Dweck

Princeton University Press

This chapter reconstructs the competing efforts of a group of scholars in the early nineteenth century, including Isaac Reggio, Solomon Rosenthal, and Julius Fürst, to print the first edition of Ari Nohem. In the 1830s, Isaac Reggio and Solomon Rosenthal both prepared editions of Ari Nohem. Meanwhile, in an act of scholarly theft that infuriated them both, Julius Fürst printed Rosenthal's edition under his own name at Leipzig in 1840. Reggio, Rosenthal, and Fürst all looked to Modena and his criticism of Kabbalah as a model for their own opposition to the contemporary mystical revival in Hasidism. A decade and a half after Ari Nohem was first printed, however, kabbalists Elijah Benamozegh and Isaac Haver Wildmann subjected it to searing criticism; both tried to combat Modena's arguments against the antiquity of Kabbalah.

Keywords:   Isaac Reggio, Solomon Rosenthal, Julius Fürst, Ari Nohem, Kabbalah, Hasidism, Elijah Benamozegh, Isaac Haver Wildmann

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