Talk:Jewish mysticism

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Redirection to Kabbalah[edit]

This should not be! Kabbalah is not the only manifestation of Jewish mysticism. An automatic redirect from Jewish mysticism to Kabbalah might also suggest that Kabbalah is a standard part of mainstream Judaism, which is not the case. This should be a disambiguation page. --Ori Livneh (talk..contribs) 17:26, 4 July 2006 (UTC)

Yes, but: Nowadays, the only followed forms of Jewish mysticism are 1 Kabbalah and 2 Hasidic Judaism, which is based on Kabbalah (you could call it "Hasidic Kabbalah"). See the full present-ongoing discussion of this Jewish mysticism page development issue at Talk:Kabbalah#Development of Jewish mysticism article (begun February 2013, in case it becomes archived in the future). N.B. You said, "An automatic redirect from Jewish mysticism to Kabbalah might also suggest that Kabbalah is a standard part of mainstream Judaism, which is not the case." - why is "Jewish mysticism" more mainstream itself than Kabbalah? It seems just as mainsteam/heterodox itself. However, I do think that Kabbalah is mainstream to Judaism: Before the Haskalah, it's theology in Lurianic Kabbalah was basically universal. Since the Haskalah, and with the modern culture of personal autonomy/choice, it remains an equally valid, and equally mainstream personal option in Jewish theology to a) a ressurgent Maimonidean Medieval Jewish philosophy Orthodox Judaism rationalism, or 2) a Non-Orthodox Judaism modern Jewish philosophy rationalism, or 3) a Neo-Hasidic Non-Orthodox Judaism Reform/Reconstructionist non-fundamentalist Kabbalism.
However, I do like your idea to make this a dissambiguation page. April8 (talk) 21:37, 19 February 2013 (UTC)

Discussion on Talk:Kabbalah page[edit]

N.B. This is being discussed on Talk:Kabbalah#Development of Jewish mysticism article (begun February 2013).

I've redirected this redirect page to Kabbalah#History of Jewish mysticism section. April8 (talk) 21:37, 19 February 2013 (UTC)

On second thoughts, as explained on Talk:Kabbalah#Development of Jewish mysticism article (see there), I'll turn this into the dissambiguation page discussed above April8 (talk) 22:27, 19 February 2013 (UTC)