Deniz Kandiyoti's Gendering the Middle East: Alternative Perspectives (Review PDF

By Deniz Kandiyoti

ISBN-10: 1850439494

ISBN-13: 9781850439493

This article is an try to overview the level to which gender research has succeeded in either informing and difficult tested perspectives of tradition, society and literary construction within the heart East. individuals from the fields of historical past, anthropology, political sociology, diplomacy and literary feedback illustrate how a spotlight on gender may perhaps regulate our disciplinary views, our realizing of the sector and of feminist praxis inside of it. Their explorations, starting from political discourse in Iran and inheritance thoughts in Palestine to the Israeli-Palestinian clash, women's writing in Egypt, and methodological dilemmas in fieldwork, show how a spotlight on gender could act as a robust instrument of social feedback.

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What if we were to set an intention to heal and unify our own selves? What would it mean to translate the mystical metaphor of unifying Sacred Lovers into terms that are more relevant to our own lives? Bringing It Home As we shall see, each woman in this book was a master of yichud, unification. Each woman accomplished this mystical marriage in her own domain, whether it was by receiving the Holy Spirit within herself, marrying vision to action, joining forces with her husband in a true and equal meeting, or, like Hannah Rachel, enacting the sacred mysteries of prayer and study to effect healing in others.

Mysticism is a stratum of the Jewish tradition—or any tradition—that issues from an experience of divine immediacy, an ongoing revelation, eternity in every moment. It is here at the mystical core of the religion that many find the intrinsic wholeness within Judaism. ” Far from being one book or teaching, Kabbalah is more like an evolving movement. Some claim that its esoteric doctrines date back to Adam, some to Abraham. ” Gaining great popularity in the sixteenth century, it finally rooted itself strongly in the teachings and stories of the Hassidic masters of the modern age.

Some claim that its esoteric doctrines date back to Adam, some to Abraham. ” Gaining great popularity in the sixteenth century, it finally rooted itself strongly in the teachings and stories of the Hassidic masters of the modern age. The very term Kabbalah is nebulous and often misunderstood. This is because its teachings were traditionally transmitted from teacher to student in oral form and by means of sacred texts. But, in whatever form, true Kabbalah always includes the personal experience of receiving wisdom from the divine realms.

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