Author Joshua Abelson (1873–1940)

Orthodox rabbi and scholar. He served the Bristol Hebrew Congregation from 1899 – 1907 and and from 1907-1920 was Principal of Aria College, Portsmouth. Abelson’s works include The Immanence of God in Rabbinical Literature (1912), in which he examined the theory of the Shekhinah in the rabbinic sources, and its connection with the later development of Jewish mysticism, and Jewish Mysticism (1913) one of the earliest scholarly treatments of Kabbalah in English. This work, Mystical Elements in Kabbalah is a re-presentation of Abelson’s book Jewish Mysticism.