Daniel Matt & Arthur Green

Event has passed (Sun Jan 29, 2017 - Sun Jan 29, 2017)
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (JCCSF)
4:00 p.m.
Literary, Religion


The Wisdom of the Zohar: A Text Study

Take a deep dive in to the Zohar with two of its leading authorities. Daniel Matt is joined by Rabbi Arthur Green for this afternoon’s mystical study session where we’ll distill some of the unique wisdom of the Zohar and discover why it’s an important and alluring work for our time. Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan moderates.

Daniel Matt, one of the world’s leading authorities on Kabbalah, is a professor at Graduate Theological Union. He has published over a dozen books including The Essential Kabbalah, Zohar: Annotated & Explained, and God and the Big Bang: Discovering Harmony between Science and Spirituality. Recently, he completed an 18-year project of translating and annotating The Zohar: Pritzker Edition.

Rabbi Arthur Green is one of the world’s preeminent authorities on Jewish thought and spirituality. He is the Irving Brudnick professor of philosophy and religion at Hebrew College and rector of the Rabbinical School, which he founded in 2004. Professor emeritus at Brandeis University, he also taught at the University of Pennsylvania and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, where he served as dean and president. His books include Speaking Torah: Spiritual Teachings from around the Maggid’s Table; Ehyeh: A Kabbalah for Tomorrow; Seek My Face: A Jewish Mystical Theology; Your Word Is Fire: The Hasidic Masters on Contemplative Prayer; and Tormented Master: The Life and Spiritual Quest of Rabbi Nahman of Bratslav. He is long associated with the Havurah movement and a neo-Hasidic approach to Judaism.

Presented in partnership with Lehrhaus Judaica and made possible by the continuing support of the Lehrhaus Philosophy Circles by the Ingrid D. Tauber Philanthropic Fund of the JCF and the Koret Foundation.