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The Zohar Circle in Aramaic

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

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 10:45-11:00 for meditation (optional), then 11-12:30 for text study.

Schedule

# Sessions
9
Date & time

Wednesdays, September 26, October 17, November 21, December 12, January 16, February 13, March 20, April 10, May 15
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Tuition
$270 your contribution for faculty, staff support, and overhead
$225 your contribution for faculty and staff support
$180 your contribution for faculty

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Session Time Days Location Instructors
Sep 26 11:00 AM–12:30 PM Wed Beth El Daniel Matt
Oct 17 11:00 AM–12:30 PM Wed Beth El Daniel Matt
Nov 21 11:00 AM–12:30 PM Wed Beth El Daniel Matt
Dec 12 11:00 AM–12:30 PM Wed Beth El Daniel Matt
Jan 16 11:00 AM–12:30 PM Wed Beth El Daniel Matt
Feb 13 11:00 AM–12:30 PM Wed Beth El Daniel Matt
Mar 20 11:00 AM–12:30 PM Wed Beth El Daniel Matt
Apr 10 11:00 AM–12:30 PM Wed Beth El Daniel Matt
May 15 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.

Several years ago, Daniel completed an 18-year project of translating and annotating the Zohar. This work, comprising nine volumes, has been published by Stanford University Press and is entitled The Zohar: Pritzker Edition. This edition 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.