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Shedding Light on the Zohar: Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle with Jeremy Brown

Wed, November 1, 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Jeremy Brown
 

 

Another year of immersive focus on the Zohar--one of the most important and groundbreaking religious texts of all time.

Dates:
Nov 1, Nov 15, Nov 29, Dec 13,
Jan 31, Feb 7, Feb 14, Feb 21, Mar 7 


Shedding Light on the Zohar

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."

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.”

 Sponsored and presented by Lehrhaus Judaica.

Cost:

$175 if registered by Sept 25
$195 after Sept 25

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

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About Jeremy Brown

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

Osher Marin JCC
200 N. San Pedro Road
San Rafael, CA 94903

415-444-8000