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Cordovero, Moses
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(1522, Zefad [Safed]? – 1570, Zefad), the greatest Kabbalist in Zefad before I. Luria. His family, whose origin was in Córdoba, was exiled from Spain in 1492. Cordovero was a disciple of Rabbi Joseph Karo and Shlomo Alkabetz. His main work, an extensive commentary on the Zohar with the title Or Yaqar (Precious Light) was first published in the last decades (printed in Jerusalem, 1961ff., 22 vols.). His best known work is Pardes Rimmonim (A Garden of Pomegranates), a systematic presentation of Cordovero's interpretation of the classical Kabbalah. An influential idea…

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Dan, Joseph, “Cordovero, Moses”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_03232>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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