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Some Jewish commentators saw the conflict between body and soul as insurmountable, others saw it as non-existent, yet others saw it as an opportunity for a step by step process of mystical synthesis

Does Being Spiritual Mean Rejecting Our Bodies?

Does Being Spiritual Mean Rejecting Our Bodies?

Jewish approaches to asceticism from the Mishnah to Chassidic teachings

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Does Being Spiritual Mean Rejecting Our Bodies?: Jewish approaches to asceticism from the Mishnah to Chassidic teachings

Some Jewish commentators saw the conflict between body and soul as insurmountable, others saw it as non-existent, yet others saw it as an opportunity for a step by step process of mystical synthesis
Ascetcism: Jewish Perspectives
Asceticism, Physicality and Spirituality, Body & Soul, Ethics of the Fathers
Dr. Israel Sandman is a Fellow at University College London’s Department of Hebrew & Jewish Studies. His areas of research include medieval Jewish thought and medieval Hebrew manuscripts.
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