Rabbi Yitzchak Kaduri, the Elder Kabalist
, blessed a Muslim couple, and the wife became pregnant after 17 childless years.
But elsewhere she hastens to qualify her visionary proposition: for the backward "semi-Orientals, Kabalists
and Chassidim, who constitute the vast majority of East European Israelites, some more practical meas ure of reform must be devised" (Epistle 77).
It's amazing how everybody on these journeys--Heraclitus and Siddhartha, Jakob Bohme and William James, Gnostics and Kabalists
and Indian ecstatics--agrees, corresponds, with their synonymous detachments and amazements, their ecstasies and trance, their awe and apparitions, their self-abandonment and "saving madness," their eyes and roses and magnets and fish.