Many of the songs are derived from the songs of the Jewish Sabbath known as zmirot or mystic Kabalistic
poetry from the 11th-15th centuries.
The Thirst for Community and Spiritual Authenticity: Sufism, Kabalistic
Judaism, and Modern American Culture.
notions in the music of Dylan, to the moral/ethical outlook of biblical figures Jesus and Jeremiah in the music of Woody Guthrie and U2, this first section serves to place religious signs and symbols in the service of popular music: religion in popular music.
It's not as if it had been one of the kabalistic
tales or a story set in Poland where he used an ekht dialect, neither of which are things I know much about.
For a poet like Borges, invested in kabalistic
alphabets, numerology, and philosophical puzzles, one might assume that truco's word games function solely as an ideal combination of popular culture, esoteric knowledge, and metafictional fun.
Howard Jacobson, in an article printed in the London Times, called Superman "the boy with the Kabalistic
name, the boy from the shtetl." According to him, "Superman might be Jewish, but it's only so long as no one knows he's Jewish that he is capable of performing wonders.
Using the twin symbol as his "gay window," Roscoe compares and contrasts antique spiritual traditions (Platonic, Kabalistic
, Hellenic, Mithraic, and Orphic) in which the twinship consists of either a student and a teacher (the naked boy and Jesus) or the student and a god in human form (such as Ganymede and Zeus) dying ecstatically to be reborn in a new incarnation.