New Class – Quest for Meaningful Living Through Mysticism: Kabbalah as Jewish Mystical Experience

December 5, 2022, 12:00 pm

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CLASS WILL MEET ON MONDAYS AT NOON FOR 10 SESSIONS ON ZOOM: 12/5, 12/12, 12/19,  (no class on 1/2 and 1/9) 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27. THE ZOOM LINK WILL BE SENT TO YOU UPON COMPLETION OF YOUR REGISTRATION.

In the quest for meaningful living how might mysticism bring new-ancient light to our journeys? Join us as we explore major themes in the Jewish mystical tradition—Kabbalah—including various understandings of God, Torah, the mitzvot, and prayer. Our study will involve close readings of primary sources from different mystical figures—all of which will be made available in English translation—insights from modern scholars and theologians, and personal reflection on the meaning of these ideas in contemporary life.

As the authors of the great medieval mystical work, Sefer ha-Zohar (“The Book of Splendor”), said of their spiritual undertaking, we will seek together to uncover “New-Ancient Words” for the journey. Each topic will be addressed and studied for two sessions. Students are strongly encouraged to have their own personal copies of both required texts to use in each session and reflect upon afterwards.

The texts to be used will be made available soon, and will include:
• Matt, Daniel C. “The essential Kabbalah: The heart of Jewish mysticism.”
Harper Collins, 1995.
• Rose, Or N., and Ebn D. Leader, eds. God in All Moments: Mystical & Practical Spiritual Wisdom
from Hasidic Masters. Jewish Lights Publishing, 2004.

The course Syllabus can be found by clicking HERE.

Class Registration

Please fill out the form completely and click SUBMIT. You will receive confirmation via email and the link for the class syllabus, materials, and the Zoom link to attend will be sent to you shortly. If you do not receive confirmation and the class information within 24 hours, please email bas@bethabrahamdayton.org.
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