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Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle: The Zohar (Marin)

Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle - The Zohar continues for a long third year under the leadership of Professor Daniel C. Matt and utilizing his epic translation and annotation of The Zohar: Pritzker Edition. We will discuss selections from Volume 4 of this groundbreaking work.

Matt describes the Zohar as "a challenge to the normal workings of consciousness [that] dares one to examine one's assumptions about tradition, God, and self."

Students new to Zohar Circle should register for the "Shedding the Light on Zohar" session on September 17to help prepare for the class.

In addition to The Zohar: Pritzker Edition, Vol. 4, all students should have A Guide to the Zohar by Dr. Arthur Green. Green writes, “The Zohar is the great medieval Jewish compendium of mysticism, myth, and esoteric teaching. It may be considered the highest expression of Jewish literary imagination in the Middle Ages. Surely it is one of the most important bodies of religious text of all times and places.”

Sign up for any two full-year Text Circles (Bible, Talmud, Zohar, Heschel) for $300 before September 26 to receive the bundled rate, contact abra@lehrhaus.org.

Schedule

# Sessions
9
Date & time

Wednesdays, November 1, 15, 29, December 13, January 31, February 7, 14, 21, March 7
7:00 - 8:30 pm

Location
Tuition
$195 after Sept 27

Sign up for any two full-year Text Circles (Talmud, Zohar, Heschel) for $300 before September 27. To receive the bundled rate, contact abra@lehrhaus.org.

Session Time Days Location Instructors
Nov 01 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Wed OMJCC Jeremy Brown
Nov 15 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Wed OMJCC Jeremy Brown
Nov 29 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Wed OMJCC Jeremy Brown
Dec 13 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Wed OMJCC Jeremy Brown
Jan 31 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Wed OMJCC Jeremy Brown
Feb 07 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Wed OMJCC Jeremy Brown
Feb 14 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Wed OMJCC Jeremy Brown
Feb 21 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Wed OMJCC Jeremy Brown
Mar 07 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Wed OMJCC Jeremy Brown

Location

Osher Marin JCC

200 N. San Pedro Road

San Rafael, CA 94903

415-444-8000

Instructors

Jeremy Brown

Jeremy BrownBay Area native Jeremy Brown earned his Ph.D. in Hebrew and Judaic Studies from New York University. He teaches in the department of Theology and Religious Studies at University of San Francisco and serves as director of the USF Lecture Series in Jewish-Christian Relations. Brown is a 2016-17 fellow of the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture and is active lecturing member of the American Academy of Religion, the Association of Jewish Studies and the Society for Jewish Ethics. Brown’s current research pertains to the history of medieval Jewish mysticism and philosophy. He is currently completing a book entitled Distilling Depths from Darkness: Forgiveness and Repentance in Medieval Iberian Jewish Mysticism.