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September 2019

Zohar in Aramaic — Fall 2019

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 thru Wednesday, May 13, 2020
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Educator: Daniel Matt
Congregation Beth El, 1301 Oxford Street
Berkeley, CA 94709 United States
$189 – $315

The Zohar Circle continues for a fifth year under the leadership of Professor Daniel C. Matt, utilizing his epic annotated translation: The Zohar: Pritzker Edition.This special course within the Zohar Circle is taught by Daniel Matt and is intended for students with the ability to follow the Zohar in the original (that is, with facility in either Hebrew or Aramaic). The Aramaic text will be provided (along with a Hebrew translation) and participants should obtain Vol. 4 of The Zohar:…

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October 2019

Introduction to Zohar — Fall 2019

Thursday, October 3, 2019 thru Thursday, March 26, 2020
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Educator: Peretz Wolf-Prusan
Mechanics’ Institute Library, 57 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94104 United States
$156 – $260

If you are curious about The Zohar and would like an accessible and understandable, open and conversational setting, this downtown lunchtime class is for you. We will read and discuss selections from The Zohar: Pritzker Edition, recommended by its translator and commentator, Professor Daniel C. Matt. He describes the Zohar as "a challenge to the normal workings of consciousness dares one to examine one's assumptions about tradition, God, and self." Daniel Matt and Peretz Wolf-Prusan will speak at "A Special…

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Zohar Circle — Peninsula JCC – Fall 2019/Spring 2020

Monday, October 28, 2019 thru Monday, February 24, 2020
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Educator: Lavey Derby
Peninsula Jewish Community Center, 800 Foster City Blvd
Foster City, CA 94404 United States
$189 – $315

This year, the Zohar Circle will study the “early years” of the Zohar, Volume X of the Pritzker Edition. This volume is stylistically and theologically distinct from the rest of the Zohar, as it does not yet interpret the secrets of scripture solely through the lens of Kabbalah. Instead, pre-kabbalistic forms of Jewish mysticism, philosophy, and rabbinic modes of midrash are all woven together into a dazzling and innovative commentary on Genesis. This early section of Zohar is known as…

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Zohar Circle — Berkeley – Fall 2019/Spring 2020

Thursday, October 31, 2019 thru Thursday, March 5, 2020
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Topics: Zohar Circles
Educator: Yosef Rosen
HAMAQOM | The Place, 2736 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
$189 – $315

This year, Zohar Circles will study the “early years” of the Zohar, Volume X of the Pritzker Edition. This volume is stylistically and theologically distinct from the rest of the Zohar, as it does not yet interpret the secrets of scripture solely through the lens of Kabbalah. Instead, pre-kabbalistic forms of Jewish mysticism, philosophy, and rabbinic modes of midrash are all woven together into a dazzling and innovative commentary on Genesis. This early section of Zohar is known as Midrash…

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