Jewish mysticism (“Kabbalah”) is an exhilarating branch of Judaism that reads holy texts in
amazing ways to answer fundamental questions of life, including the nature of God and the universe, the nature of human souls, and how we can affect our connections to each other and to God. It teaches the cosmic impact of each and every person. Jewish Studies Associate Director, Joshua Shanes will deliver a three part mini-seminar surveying basic issues of Jewish mysticism, its most important texts and myths, and its function in Jewish history.
November 12: What is Jewish Mysticism?
November 19: Key myths of Kabbalah
November 26: From the Zohar to Safed: Isaac Luria and his Circle
Sponsor: Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program