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Lecture 5

Lecture 5 - Judaism

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Religious Studies
Religious Studies 1023E
Mahdi Tourage

Judaism 5 Life and Notions of Judaism in the Middle Ages y Kabbalah Jewish mysticism means tradition o Want to feel the presence God not just think about serve etc o Normal in monotheistic traditions God is spiritual o God is present everywhere o Mystics have the idea that the aim of life is to find god in your soul internal vision o Will make you peaceful powerful sober instinctually how to act in accordance with God o Kabbalists closer to God because they are working seriously to get closer to GodCreationGod breathed his spirit into humans ruachmeans spark y We have 2 souls one always wants something surface second a way to find God in yourself deeper soul Need to make same spark a torch fasting visual exercisesdaydreaming imagination memories fantasiesneed to used imagination to intentionally visualize certain things eg pure light y Understand our memories control internal space y Mind will be able to contemplate something with no form or shape
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