Synopses & Reviews
A groundbreaking study, this record introduces the virtually unknown story of Sufi influence on the development of Jewish mysticism. Illustrating that the Jewish religion was completely reconfigured due to sustained medieval contacts between Jewish and Muslim thinkers, this remarkable examination argues that the Islamic impact reverberates within Judaic traditions to this day. More than just a historical work, this exploration provides a fresh perspective on the social, religious, and political issues that have complicated Jewish-Muslim relations since the founding of Israel.
About the Author
Thomas Block is a writer, artist, and theoretician. He has contributed to the International Journal of the Arts in Society and the Mid-Atlantic Almanack. His artwork is in collections at the Irish Center for Human Rights and the Contemporary Art Museum of Montecatini in Italy.