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Metempsychosis, Philosophy And Kabbalah: The Debate In Candia

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This chapter explains three types of kabbalah in detail by bringing concrete kabbalistic interpretations of the section in Genesis dealing with the tree of knowledge, as based upon rabbinic sources. The fundamental questions of prophecy and philosophy in regard to truth claims do not escape the discourse of Ashkenazi. The first type of kabbalah proofs taken from the Writings (i.e. the Tanach), which bear witness to it and are its evidence; it needs no validation other than the many biblical verses that teach about it. Indeed, among these verses there are those that are easy to understand and those that are hints, some close and some remote. The second type of kabbalah proofs that are not known from biblical verses at all, but from the words of the sages of the Talmud alone. The third type of kabbalah proofs are reasoned.

Keywords: Ashkenazi; Candia; Debate; Genesis; kabbalah; Metempsychosis; Philosophy; the Talmud; the Tanach



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