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Sent: Tue 4/17/2012 4:16 PM Subject: Kabbalah Journal vols 26 and 27 Cherub Press is proud to announce the publication of volumes 26 and 27 of KABBALAH: JOURNAL FOR THE STUDY OF JEWISH MYSTICAL TEXTS *Special Issue* *Volume 27 (2012), 320 pages [English and one article in French] ISBN 1-933379-29-4* Kabbalah on the Margins: Transformations of Kabbalah in Ashkenazi Societies Proceedings and Additional Studies From the Conference Held on February 2, 2010 at the Center for Jewish Studies, University of California at Santa Cruz with guest editors, Nathaniel Deutsch and Jean Baumgarten 320 pages, ISBN 1-933379-29-4 *Studies in English* Editors' Introduction: The Popularization of the Kabbalah in Ashkenazi Society *Daniel Abrams: *Metatron and Jesus - The Longue Durée of Rabbinic and Kabbalistic Traditions: An Eighteenth-Century Manual of Christian Proselytizing in German and Yiddish *Jean Baumgarten*: Des traductions de textes kabbalistiques dans la littérature yiddish ancienne *Nathaniel Deutsch*: From Novgorod to New York: S. Z. Setzer and the Yiddish Roots of the Kabbalah in America *Morris M. Faierstein*: The Brantshpigl (1596) and the Popularization of Kabbalah *Eitan P. Fishbane*: Perceptions of Greatness: Constructions of the Holy Man in *Shiv?ei ha-'Ari * *Moshe Idel: *Emanuel Stein: An Unknown Kabbalist - A Preliminary Presentation *Shaul Magid*: The Metaphysics of *Malkhut: Malkhut* as *Eyn Sof* in the Writings of Ya'akov Koppel of Mezritch *Elliot R. Wolfson*: Paul Philip Levertoff and the Popularization of Kabbalah as a Missionizing Tactic Volume 26 (2012), 320 pages [English and Hebrew]; ISBN 1-933379-28-6* *Studies in **English*** *Daniel Abrams*: Kabbalistic Paratext *Elliot R. Wolfson: *Revealing and Re/veiling - Menahem Mendel Schneerson's Messianic Secret *Philip Wexler: *Gershom* *Scholem's Mysticism and Society - Critique, Alternative, Text *Nathanael Riemer*: The Mystery of Adam, David, Messiah - Reincarnations of the Messianic Soul in 'Beer Sheva' (Seven Wells) by R. Beer Perlhefter *Sara Offenberg:* Crossing over from Earth to Heaven - The Image of the Ark and the Merkavah in the North French Hebrew Miscellany *Studies in **Hebrew*** *Moshe Idel*: The Commentaries of R. Nehemiah bar Shlomo to the Piyyut '* Ha-O**h**ez be-Yad Middat Mishpa**t*' *Avishar Harshefi*: How Different Is This Time from the *Idra* - The *Idra Zu**t**a*: Structure and Meaning *Tzahi Weiss*: Soft and Hard: More Comments on the Syrian Context of *Sefer Ye**s**ira* *Hagai Pely*: Kabbalah in R. Joseph Karo's Halakhic System - A Chapter in the Development of a Castilian Halakhic Ruling through the Sixteenth Century *Dov Schwartz*: The Soul and the Deity - The Preaching of R. Joseph Isaac Schneerson *Niham Ross*: *Tiqqun **Has**ot* of the Rabbi of Sasev - Symbolic Ritual and its Literary Reception