The Division for Advancement and External Relations  

 
YEHUDA  LIEBES,  GERSHOM SCHOLEM PROFESSOR EMERITUS OF KABBALAH 
Status : EMERITUS Birth place : JERUSALEM
Office Phone: 02-588-3642 Fax:
E-Mail: liebes@mscc.huji.ac.il
U.R.L: http://pluto.huji.ac.il/~liebes/zohar/
 
Department Faculty  
JEWISH THOUGHT FACULTY OF HUMANITIES Dept. Description
 
Academic Degree   Institution Year
Ph.D. HEBREW UNIV. 1976
 
Academic Position   Year
EMERITUS 2007
PROFESSOR 1993
ASSOC. PROFESSOR 1987
SENIOR LECTURER 1979
LECTURER 1976
 
External Academic Positions and Awards
Guest Lecturer: Harvard Univ.; Univ. of Chicago
Awards: E.M.E.T. Prize, 2006 (for Jewish Thought).
 
Research Interests
Jewish mysticism; Kabbala. The development of Jewish myth, mysticism,
poetry and creativity.
 
Research Projects
'Sefer Yetsira, the founding treatise of Jewish mysticism:
The nature of Jewish myth and the ways of Jewish mythopoesis:
 
Selected Publications
Publication Title   Year
The self perception of the Gaon of Vilna and his attitude 2016
Clothed nudity: The esoteric cult of Philo. In: 2015
The Platonic source for the philosophical riddle and how it is 2013
Aegidius Viterbensis, Libellus de litteris Hebraicis. 2012
'Long live the king': The strong weakness of a monarch. In: 2012
Mnemosyne: Translations of Classical Poetry. Jerusalem, 2011
The Cult of the Dawn: The Attitude of the Zohar towards 2011
A mystical Midrash-halakha attributed to Simeon ben-Shetah. 2011
Pool and Male in Sefer ha-Bahir reconsidered. 2010
Of God's love and jealousy. (Hebrew version: Dimmuy, 7: 2010
The Work of the Chariot and the Work of Creation as esoterical 2009
God's Story: Collected Essays on the Jewish Myth. 2008
The prophecy of the Sabbatean R. Heschel Zoref of Vilna in the 2008
'Earth shaker': Rashbi's aloneness. In: 2007
The Zohar and Tikkunei Zohar: From Renaissance to revolution. 2007
The power of a word as the basis for its meaning in Kabbalah. 2007
Zohar y Eros. In: 2006
Helen's Porphyry and Kiddush Ha-Shem. In: 2006
Hebrew and Aramaic as languages of the Zohar. (Hebrew version: 2006
Physiognomy in Kabbala. 2005
The letter Zadi and the attitude of the Wilner Gaon and his 2004
Eros and Anteros on Jordan River. In: 2004
The disciples of the Wilner Gaon, Sabbateanism and the 'Pintele 2003
The Zohar's attitude toward the Land of Israel. In: 2002
A Greek contribution to the faith of Abraham. 2002
Zohar as Renaissance. 2001
Ars Poetica in Sefer Yetsira. Tel Aviv, Schocken, 380 pp. 2001
Sabbatianism and the bounds of religion. In: 2001
God and His qualities. 2000
The novelty of R. Nahman. 2000
A profile of R. Naphtali Kats of Frankfort and his attitude 1995
The Secret of Sabbatean Faith. Jerusalem, Bialik 1995
Zohar and Eros. 1994
The love of God and His jealousy. 1994
The myth of the Tikkun of the Godhead: The Zohar and Jonathan 1993
Towards a study of the author of Emek ha-Melekh : His 1993
Studies in the Zohar. Albany, State University of New 1993
Studies in Jewish Myth and Jewish Messianism. Albany, 1993
New trends in Kabbala research. 1992
Golem reconsidered: A review of the book Golem by Moshe 1992
The seven doubled letters BG"D KFR"T: On the doubled "Reish," 1992
"Two Young Roes of a Doe": The secret sermon of R. Isaac Luria 1992
From Bible to literature - On the literary creation of A. Deem. 1990
Shabbatean messianism. 1989
How The Zohar was written. 1989
The kabbalistic myth of Orpheus. 1988
Rabbi Solomon Ibn Gabirol's use of the Sefer Yetzira and 1987
New writing in Shabbatean Kabbala from the circle of R. Jonathan 1986

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