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Introduction to Jewish Mysticism
April 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mysticism has been a part of Judaism since antiquity. Why did Jews write about ascending to heaven to see God and the angels? How did the Jews at Qumran understand the role of the Temple and the sacrifices? How are mystical ideas reflected in both classical rabbinic literature as well as contemporary Jewish prayer books? We will explore these questions by analyzing excerpts from a variety of diverse texts of Jewish mysticism as we study their impact over the centuries from the Bible onward.
This course is a continuation from last year. We welcome new students at any time.
You will receive an access link upon registration.
This class will be hosted on Zoom from 11AM to 12PM on the following dates:
Jan 5, 12, 19, 26
March 2, 9, 16
April 6, 13, 20, 27
May 4, 11, 18, 25
Dr. Regina Stein is the Morris Kaplan Scholar-in-Residence at the Museum at Eldridge Street. She has taught for Temple Emanu-El’s Skirball Center for Adult Jewish Learning, the Wexner Heritage Foundation, CLAL, the Jewish Theological Seminary, the Bronfman Youth Fellowships in Israel, the Academy for Jewish Religion, and the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. Dr. Stein is formerly the National Director of the Hadassah Leadership Academy.
Image Credit: Moshe Castel (1909-1991), Cabbalistic Magic, Israel 1953, Oil paint on canvas, Jewish Museum, New York.