Shedding Light on the Zohar: Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle with Jeremy Brown
Wed, November 1, 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Another year of immersive focus on the Zohar--one of the most important and groundbreaking religious texts of all time.
Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle with Jeremy Brown
The Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle - The Zohar continues for a second 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."
Sponsored and presented by Lehrhaus Judaica.
Sign up for any two full-year Text Circles (Talmud, Zohar, Heschel) for $300 before September 26. To receive the bundled rate, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jeremy Phillip Brown is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies and the Swig Program in Jewish Studies and Social Justice at the University of San Francisco. His main areas of interest are Jewish philosophy and mysticism, Kabbalah, ethics, medieval Iberia, Sufism, Hasidism and contemporary Jewish thought. Dr. Brown received his Ph.D. from the Skirball department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University and his B.A. in Religion from Reed College. He has taught as adjunct faculty at NYU and has worked as an educator throughout the New York and San Francisco Bay regions. Currently Brown is engaged in several scholarly projects. He is writing a book on repentance and forgiveness in medieval Iberian Jewish mysticism developed from his doctoral dissertation on the same topic. Also, he is involved in a project on the early writings of R. Moses de León. He currently lives in Oakland with his wife Valeria.
Location: Kurland Lounge