Kabbalah is an ancient Jewish interpretation of the Bible and not, as is commonly believed, mysticism. Through the study of essential Jewish mystical and kabbalistic source texts, dating back to the 2nd century B.C.E, including Sefer Yetzirah (Book of Creation), Sefer Bahir ( Book Illuminationthe first Kabbalistic textthe Zoharand many other fundamental Kabbalistic texts, this course will explore Kabbalah’s pre-history and history, evolving rituals, traditions, and intriguing personalities.

We will end by surveying Kabbalah’s relevancy to us today and answer the question…

Is Madonna a Kabbalist?

 

Ze’ev Aviezer earned a BA degree in economics from Hunter College, an MS degree in counseling from Lehman College CUNY and his MA degree in Religious Education from Hebrew Union College’s Institute of Religion. He was granted the only certification as an Adult Educator by Hebrew Union College. He has taught adult education courses for Westchester Adult Jewish Education and Larchmont Temple, where he has served as Executive Director for the past 22 years.

 

4 Tuesdays beginning June 4, 11 am – 12:30 pm,  Larchmont Temple

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