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According to Daniel Boyarin, the underlying distinction between religion and ethnicity is foreign to Judaism itself, and is one form of the dualism between spirit and flesh that has its origin in Platonic philosophy and that permeated Hellenistic Judaism. [13] Consequently, in his view, Judaism does not fit easily into conventional Western categories, such as religion, ethnicity, or culture. For the kabbalists, knowledge of God's essence and intimacy with God were to be attained not through observation of the material world interpreted by Aristotelian scientific theories, but through fathoming the symbolic meaning of God's revealed Torah.

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Publisher: Mesorah Pubns Ltd; 1st edition (June 1, 1991)

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