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Forsaken
The Menstruant in Medieval Jewish Mysticism
Sharon Faye Koren

Brandeis University Press



Contents

Foreword
• Acknowledgments
• Introduction
• EARLY JEWISH MYSTICISM
• From Earthly Temple to Heavenly Temple:
Impurity in Early Jewish Mysticism
• The Mysticism of the Beraita d’Niddah
• Menstruation and the Mystics of Ashkenaz
• MEDIEVAL KABBALAH
• Menstrual Impurity and Mystical Praxis in Theosophical Kabbalah
• The Myth of the Menstruating Shekhinah
• The Ontic Metamorphosis of the Menstruating Shekhinah
• The Interplay between Myth, Science, and Law
• MYSTICISM & MENSTRUATION IN ISLAM & CHRISTIANITY
• Menstrual Impurity and Sufism
• Menstrual Impurity in Medieval Christianity
• Conclusion
• Notes
• Bibliography
• Index

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