Date(s) - March 16 2019
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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The Zohar: Masterpiece of Kabbalah –
Saturday March 16, at 11:30 am (During Service)
and 1:00pm (During Lunch) at
Congregation Bonai Shalom after services Professor Matt will give a presentation during lunch.
For non members, $10 donation are requested
1527 Cherryvale Road, Boulder 80303
The Zohar emerged in 13th-century Spain. How exactly did it originate and what is its significance for us today? How does this mystical masterpiece interpret and reimagine the Torah? Scholar-in-residence Daniel Matt will explore these questions with participants by teaching several passages from his award-winning translation, The Zohar: Pritzker Edition.
Professor Matt will give a d’var Torah during both services which are free and open to the public. After services, he will give a larger presentation during the kiddush lunch. For non-members, $10 (per person) donations for lunch are requested. RSVP to email@example.com.
Daniel Matt is one of the world’s leading authorities on Kabbalistic texts, especially the Zohar. He taught at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley for twenty years. He has also taught at Stanford University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has published over a dozen books, including The Essential Kabbalah (translated into seven languages) and God and the Big Bang: Discovering Harmony between Science and Spirituality.
Recently Professor Matt completed an 18-year project of translating and annotating the Zohar, the masterpiece of Jewish mysticism. This work, consisting of nine volumes was published by Stanford University Press and is entitled The Zohar: Pritzker Edition. This annotated translation has been hailed as “a monumental contribution to the history of Jewish thought.”
Daniel Matt’s scholar in residence weekend is hosted by Congregation Har HaShem, Congregation Bonai Shalom, Scientists in Synagogues, and CU Boulder’s Program in Jewish Studies and Department of Religious Studies
Bookings are closed for this event.