Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle: The Zohar

Date: Tuesday, December 5, 2017Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location:  Show map JCC East Bay, Berkeley Site 1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley, CA 94709
Contact: Rachel WhittomEmail: rachel.whittom@jcceastbay.org

Fees: $175 before Sept 25 / $195 after Sept 25
Sign up for any two full-year text circles (Bible, Talmud, Zohar, Heschel) for $300 by Sept 25

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Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle: The Zohar continues for a long third year under the leadership of Professor Daniel C. Matt and utilizing his epic translation and annotation of the Zohar: Pritzker Edition. We will discuss selections from Volume 4 and this groundbreaking work.
Matt describes the Zohar as "a challenge to the normal workings of consciousness [that] dares one to examine one's assumptions about tradition, God and self."
Students new to Zohar Circle should register for the "Shedding the Light on Zohar" in addition to The Zohar: Pritzker Edition, Vol. 4, all students should have A Guide to The Zohar by Dr. Arthur Green. Green writes, "The Zohar is the great medieval Jewish highest expression of Jewish literary imagination on the Middle Ages. Surely it is one of the most important bodies of religious text of all times and places."

Instructor Bio: Daniel Matt has been featured in TIME Magazine and has appeared on National Public Radio and The History Channel. He has published over a dozen books, including his National Jewish Book Award-Winning translation of the Zohar. He has taught at the Graduate Theological union, Stanford, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.