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"The Sufi Society From America": Theosophy And Kabbalah In Poona In The Late Nineteenth Century

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A quick search in the online archives of the Theosophical Society revealed that Abraham David Ezekiel had indeed been a prominent member of the Poona branch of the Theosophical Society and that in 1887 he had published an article entitled The Kabbalist from Jerusalem in the journal The Theosophist. This chapter discusses A.D. Ezekiels connection with the Theosophical Society and his printing enterprise. It shows that Ezekiels interest in kabbalah followed on his joining the Theosophical Society, and that theosophy was of a major bearing on his perception of kabbalah and on his translation and printing venture. Finally, the chapter briefly discuss other examples of Jewish involvement and interest in the Theosophical Society, and the impact the Theosophical Society, as well as other related movements of the late nineteenth century, had on modern Jewish interest in kabbalah.

Keywords: Abraham David Ezekiel; Jerusalem; kabbalah; late nineteenth century; Poona branch; Theosophical Society



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