Rachel Elior's Dybbuks and Jewish Women in Social History, Mysticism and PDF

By Rachel Elior

How and why somebody involves be possessed through a dybbuk—the ownership of a dwelling physique by means of the soul of a deceased person—and what outcomes occur from such ownership, shape the topic of this e-book. even though ownership by means of a dybbuk has typically been understood as punishment for a bad sin, it will possibly even be visible as a mechanism utilized by determined individuals—often women—who had no different technique of get away from the calls for and expectancies of an all-encompassing patriarchal social order. Dybbuks and Jewish ladies examines those and different elements of dybbuk ownership from historic and phenomenological views, with specific realization to the gender importance of the subject.

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