The Zohar for Modern Jews

Dr. Nathaniel Berman

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

7:30 pm

Kabbalah for our Turbulent Souls:
Zoharic Myths of Anger, Shame, and Desire

The Zohar, the central compendium of kabbalistic myth, is replete with tales of divine, demonic, and human subjects beset by passions, emotions, and longings.  Their confrontations with these forces decisively shape their strengths and weaknesses, indeed their very identities.

These tales make the Zoharic tradition acutely pertinent to the human condition, in a way that philosophically-oriented versions of Judaism, with their remote and impassive deity, cannot.  We will explore these myths through engagement with primary texts (in translation).  No prior background needed.

Location: The home of Nahum and Syvia Twersky on the Upper West Side, Manhattan
697 West End Avenue, 13C (at West 94th Street)

3 Sessions
January 30 (This date was postponed due to weather)
February 6, 20, 27 (added due to weather)

Dedicate a class in honor or memory of a loved one or in celebration of an occasion here.

Listen to Lecture 1 - (2/6/2019)
Listen to Lecture 2 - (2/20/2019)
Listen to Lecture 3 - (2/27/2019)

Price: $ 75.00

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