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Seeing the Unseeable: Images of the Divine in Kabbalistic Texts

Part of our spring learning series Timely Insights, Timeless Wisdom

Monday, March 25, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET 

With Dr. Eitan Fishbane, Professor of Jewish Thought, JTS and Dr. Marcus Mordecai Schwartz, Ripps Schnitzer Librarian for Special Collections; Assistant Professor, Talmud and Rabbinics, JTS

Courses and publications are just part of the story of how JTS shares its learning with the world. In this webinar, we will preview two brand new vehicles for understanding Jewish text and tradition, both through the lens of Kabbalah. Dr. Eitan Fishbane’s new podcast, “Exploring Kabbalah,” provides a survey of mystical tradition from the Bible to Hasidic circles in early modern Europe. The new exhibit from the JTS library, “Seeing the Unseeable: Kabbalistic Imagery from the Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary,” explores the ways in which mystics used visual renderings to create connection to the Divine.  In this session, we will focus on the objects at the center of the Library’s exhibit and how they provided important connections for the Kabbalistic understanding of God.

If you have previously registered for another session in this series, your registration admits you to all sessions in the series, and you may attend as many as you’d like.


The Zoom link for all sessions in the Timely Insights, Timeless Wisdom series will be in the confirmation email that you receive after you register.


Join JTS’s renowned faculty to learn about their current scholarly work and greatest passions. Drawing on their expertise, scholars will offer inspiring learning and expose us to new ideas and insights that help us connect the Jewish past with the Jewish future.


Mar 25 2024


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


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