Blinded by the Light: The Zohar Revealed

Date: Mar 18, 2018 - Mar 18, 2018

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Sponsor: Block / Kolker Center for Spiritual Arts

Location: JTS

Category: Public Lectures & Events

Join us in uncovering the power and dangers of Kabbalah

March 18, 2018, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Registration begins at 9:45 a.m.

A day of study, song, food, and prayer in celebration of The Zohar: Pritzker Edition, Dr. Daniel Matt’s monumental new translation of the great work of Jewish mysticism.

Featuring Dr. Daniel Matt in conversation with JTS Associate Professor Dr. Eitan Fishbane.

Also featuring:
Dr. Galeet Dardashti, Assistant Professor of Jewish Music and Musician-in-Residence, JTS
Dr. Joel Hecker, Professor of Jewish Mysticism, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College
Rabbi David Ingber, Founder, Romemu
Rabbi Bronwen Mullin, Performance Artist-in-Residence, JTS
Basya Schechter, Hazzan, Romemu
Rabbi Jan Uhrbach, Director of the Block / Kolker Center for Spiritual Arts, JTS

Kosher lunch will be served.


Co-sponsored by JTS’s Block / Kolker Center for Spiritual Arts and Romemu.

About the Translator

Daniel C. Matt is one of the world’s foremost authorities on Jewish mysticism. He has held positions as professor of Jewish Studies and associate director of the Center for Jewish Studies at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California, and has also been a member of the faculty at the University of Texas at Austin, Boston University, Stanford University, Hebrew University, and the Shalom Hartman Institute.

He has published numerous books and articles, but his career has been defined by the Zohar. In 1983, he published Zohar: The Book of Enlightenment, an anthology of translations that paved the way for his inspired translation of and commentary on the text. Representing eighteen years of work, the twelfth and final volume of The Zohar: Pritzker Edition was released in 2018. The first scholarly English translation with line-by-line commentary made from a critical Aramaic text, it has been a recipient of the California Book Awards’ Gold Medal for Contribution to Publishing, the National Jewish Book Award for Jewish Thought, and the Koret Jewish Book Award for Philosophy and Thought.