Levana Chajes


Department of Jewish Thought 

Subject: On the Discourse of Unity and the Discursive Unity of the Ma‘arekhet ha-elohut

Supervisor: Dr. Avishai Bar-Asher

Abstract: Ma’arekhet ha-ehlohut, though a foundational kabbalistic work, remains largely understudied. In past scholarship it has been argued that the work is composed of two distinct strata, each reflecting a distinct stage in the author's development from kabbalist to philosopher. In my research I would like to reexamine this in light of the idea that philosophy and Kabbalah were deeply integrated in this period.

MA Honors 2018/19