This course will examine several foundational concepts and symbols from the great mystical traditions of Judaism, including the teachings of the Zohar and early Hasidism. In addition to learning about the history of these ideas, we will ask how these spiritual sources might help deepen our own search for meaning and purpose today.
Our instructor will be Rabbi Or Rose, Director of the Center for Global Judaism at Hebrew College.
Topics of Discussion:
• Unity & Multiplicity: Mystical Theology
• Torah Study: A Fourfold Method of Reading
• Prayer: Filling Words with Light
• Uncovering Divine Sparks: Mitzvot & the Devotional Life
• Kabbalah & the Contemporary Spiritual Quest
• Daniel C. Matt, The Essential Kabbalah: The Heart of Jewish Mysticism (HarperCollins, 2009 edition)
• Arthur Green, EHYEH: A Kabbalah for Tomorrow (Jewish Lights, 2004)
Programs at the Vilna Shul are open to participants of all backgrounds.
For detailed directions to the Vilna Shul, please visit the directions page on our website, vilnashul.org.
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* Registration closes on October 21st
18 Phillips St
Boston, MA 02114