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Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle: The Zohar in Aramaic

This special section of the Zohar program is led by Prof. Daniel Matt and is for students with the ability to follow the Zohar in the original (facility in either Hebrew or Aramaic). The Aramaic text will be provided (along with a Hebrew translation) and participants should also purchase Vol. 4 of The Zohar: Pritzker Edition. Class size is limited.

The class meets in the Beit Midrash at Congregation Beth El on Wednesdays (dates below) from 10:30-10:45 for meditation (optional), then 11-12:30 for text study.

Schedule

# Sessions
10
Date & time

Wednesdays, September 13, October 11, November 29, December 13, January 17, February 14, March 14, April 18, May 16, June 13
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Tuition
$195 after Sept 27

$195 after Sept 25
Members of the Northern California Board of Rabbis and Jewish studies teachers may request special tuition by emailing peretz@lehrhaus.org.

Session Time Days Location Instructors
Sep 13 11:00 AM–12:30 PM Wed Beth El Daniel Matt
Oct 11 11:00 AM–12:30 PM Wed Beth El Daniel Matt
Nov 29 11:00 AM–12:30 PM Wed Beth El Daniel Matt
Dec 13 11:00 AM–12:30 PM Wed Beth El Daniel Matt
Jan 17 11:00 AM–12:30 PM Wed Beth El Daniel Matt
Feb 14 11:00 AM–12:30 PM Wed Beth El Daniel Matt
Mar 14 11:00 AM–12:30 PM Wed Beth El Daniel Matt
Apr 18 11:00 AM–12:30 PM Wed Beth El Daniel Matt
May 16 11:00 AM–12:30 PM Wed Beth El Daniel Matt
Jun 13 11:00 AM–12:30 PM Wed Beth El Daniel Matt

Location

Congregation Beth El

1301 Oxford Street

Berkeley, CA 94709

510-848-3988

Instructors

Daniel Matt

Daniel MattDaniel Matt, one of the world’s leading authorities on Kabbalah, has been featured in Time Magazine and has appeared on National Public Radio and the History Channel. He has published over a dozen books, including The Essential Kabbalah (translated into seven languages), Zohar: Annotated and Explained, and God and the Big Bang: Discovering Harmony between Science and Spirituality.

Recently, Daniel completed an 18-year project of translating and annotating the Zohar. This past spring, Stanford University Press published his ninth volume of The Zohar: Pritzker Edition, concluding the Zohar’s main commentary on the Torah. For this work, Daniel has been honored with a National Jewish Book Award and a Koret Jewish Book Award. The Koret award called his translation “a monumental contribution to the history of Jewish thought.”

For twenty years, Daniel served as professor at the Center for Jewish Studies, Graduate Theological Union, in Berkeley. He has also taught at Stanford and at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Daniel lives in Berkeley with his wife Hana.