Torah in the Tarot - Crypto-Judaism in the Jean Noblet Tarot de Marseille

A couple of years ago I posted here about my initial research regarding Judaic content hidden in the Jean Noblet Tarot de Marseille.

Since then I have found a considerably large number of connections between the images of the Jean Noblet and Hebrew letters, Torah stories, Judaic ritual objects and Jewish holy days, to the extent that I, and many others from the Jewish community, believe is way beyond possible coincidence.

If you are curious you can hear an introductory talk on this topic here:

and you can learn more on my Instagram account:

As well as on my website:

It appears later versions of the Tarot de Marseille were created by artists who were unaware of the hidden Judaic content, as there is a rapid decline in the quality and clarity of the Judaic connections immediately after the Noblet. (Actually, if it wasn't for the Noblet, I would never have thought there was anything remotely Jewish about the Tarot.) It seems the history of the Tarot de Marseille is an elaborate game of telephone. Historically this is plausible given that the entire Jewish community of France lived in secret as crypto Jews from ~1400 to the late 1600s.

So while I am very educated about Judaism, Hebrew, crypto-Jews and traditional Kabbalah, I actually know very little about the history of Tarot, and was curious if there is anyone willing to collaborate and dialogue with me as to what, if anything, the Judaic content of the Noblet reveals about the overall history of Tarot. For example I wish to explore the possible impact of the crypto-Jewish community in Ferrara, wealthy exiles from Spain and major supporters of the Duke of Ferrara, on the rise of Tarot in Northern Italy and so forth.

Please let me know if there is anyone here willing to dialogue and explore this topic further with me,

thank you!

Stav Appel

Re: Torah in the Tarot - Crypto-Judaism in the Jean Noblet Tarot de Marseille

StavAppel wrote: 24 Apr 2021, 03:58 As well as on my website:
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About 20 years ago there was Mark Filipas active with ideas similar to yours. Once he stopped to be active. You find some of his works with "Mark" "Filipas" "Tarot".

Re: Torah in the Tarot - Crypto-Judaism in the Jean Noblet Tarot de Marseille

Yes, I am familiar with this writings. He made the observation that there were many objects in the cards that aligned with the order of the Hebrew and/or Aramaic Alphabets. What we are observing in the cards in regards to Judaica in the imagery goes far beyond that. Example: In the Noblet the Magician is a mohel, a ritual circumciser, and the tools on the table is a traditional circumcision kit, and so forth. Thank you.