Moving beyond Madonna, red strings, and pop-culture, this study provides a deep, accurate, and intellectually honest understanding of the historical backdrop that led to the birth of an esoteric Jewish tradition alongside the societal and cultural changes that shaped and reshaped it throughout the centuries. This course offers learners the framework to understand how Jewish mysticism developed while utilizing the primary texts that have been central to the tradition. While deeply grounded in scholarship, each class will include discussions that address the timeless mysteries of human existence along with numerous other eternal and universal questions.
First and third Wednesday of the month:
Dec. 1, 15; Jan. 5, 19; Feb. 2, 16; March 2, 16; April 6, 20; May 4, 18; June 1, 15
Facilitator: Rabbi Cohen