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Shomer Emunim

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Title

Shomer Emunim

Date

1736

Subject

Kabbalah
Strashun Library

Description

Sefer Shomer Emunim (Keeper of the Faithful). Ergas, Joseph ben Emanuel, 1685-1730. Amsterdam: ʻImanuʾel ve-Avraham Irgas, ca. 1736.

Joseph ben Emanuel Ergas was a prominent rabbi and kabbalist of possibly Marrano descent from Livorno, Italy. His books on kabbalistic matters were praised for their distinctive clear writing style and logic, and they greatly influenced later generations of Kabbala and Chassidic scholars. His opus Shomer emunim is written in the form of dialogue between two scholars, while explaining the foundations of kabbalistic doctrine.

Creator

Ergas, Joseph ben Emanuel

Source

YIVO Library

Publisher

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

Language

Hebrew

Type

Book

Identifier

Amsterdam 1736

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Citation

Ergas, Joseph ben Emanuel, “Shomer Emunim,” YIVO Online Exhibitions, accessed July 11, 2020, https://exhibitions.yivo.org/items/show/2905.
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