It is the personal account and practical guidebook of Moses Basola (1480-1560), Italian rabbi, teacher, private tutor, distinguished head of the Ancona Yeshiva, cabalist
, and sometime banker, who recorded his pilgrimage to Eretz Yisrael beginning in 1521.
In the five-act drama Der Golem in Bayreuth, studded with parodies of Wagner's Parsifal, choruses of young boys, seven cabalists
, and the Festspiel society, Berkewicz uses popular and traditional music combined with familiar alienation techniques to explore questions of identity and transcendence in the Judeo-Christian setting.
However, the Cabalists
, a theosophical and mystical Jewish movement, gained popularity in medieval Spain It retained the Apocalyptic imagery in speculation about such issues as the anticipated return to Jerusalem, the arrival of the Messiah, and the end of history.
For Demetz, Prague is not so much "magic Prague," the city of Cabalists
, Lurianic mystics, and the ubiquitous Golem, but instead a city of rationalists.
Clinton said she was interested in cabala, and that the city of cabalists
had always aroused her curiosity,'' said Israeli government spokesman Aviv Bushinsky.
Rosicrucians regard themselves as direct descendants of Christian Cabalists
infused with Pythagorean doctrine and directly influenced by Paracelsus.
, Jewish and Christian, have had the Book of Splendor to ponder since the 13th century, and the truly wise among them have said that it is a work of such wisdom that nothing can be understood of it at all.