Jewish Theological Seminary

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The Kabbalah of Tzefat

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Violence and Peace in Sacred Texts

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Why Jewish Theology Still Matters

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The Kabbalah of Tzefat

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Between the Lines: We Are Not One

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Jumpstart Your Biblical Hebrew

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Remembering Heschel: With Professor Arnold Eisen and Rabbi Shai Held

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The Exodus in the Jewish Tradition: Philosophy, Bible, Midrash, and Art

From: 2023-01-18 12:0 PM
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The John Leopold and Martha Dellheim Senior Recital 2023

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The Exodus in the Jewish Tradition: Philosophy, Bible, Midrash, and Art

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Between the Lines: Peter Bergson: The Jewish Lobbyist Who Advocated to Save Jews During the Holocaust

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Between the Lines: The Stories They Tell

From: 2022-12-05 7:30 PM
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Between the Lines: The Object of Jewish Literature

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Censoring the Holocaust: How Books Shape Our View of a Painful Past

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Heschel on Prophecy: Spirituality and Activism

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The Circle of Censorship and Book Burning in East European Jewry

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Great Thinkers Who Have Influenced Conservative Judaism

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The kabbalah of tzefat

The Kabbalah of Tzefat

An Online Course with Dr. Eitan Fishbane

Six Wednesdays: February 8, 15, 22, March 1, 8, 15; 1:15–2:30 p.m. ET  

How did a small town in the upper Galilee become a revolutionary spiritual center in the 16th century? From the Kabbalat Shabbat service to the Tikkun Leil Shavuot, many core rituals of the Jewish calendar can be traced to the town of Tzefat. It was there that kabbalists such as Joseph Karo (also the author of the Shulkhan Arukh, the definitive code of Jewish law), Moses Cordovero, Isaac Luria, and Hayyim Vital flourished, producing classic works of mystical theology, ethics, autobiography, and meditative experience. It was here that the hugely influential ideas of Lurianic Kabbalah emerged, including shevirat ha-keilim (breaking of the vessels), raising the sparks, and tikkun (repair) of the divine, the self, and the cosmos. This course will introduce you to the texts and ideas that were developed in this extraordinary time and place. We will delve into the thought of the brilliant and creative scholars and mystics who made the town home and consider the community’s profound impact on modern Jewish life.

COST

$180 for six sessions

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

The kabbalah of tzefat

Dr. Eitan Fishbane is professor of Jewish Thought at JTS, where he teaches courses in the literature and history of Jewish mysticism, from medieval Kabbalah to modern Hasidism. The author or editor of six books, the latest of which was published in 2018 by Oxford University Press, Dr. Fishbane has devoted his research and writing primarily to the development of Kabbalah in medieval Spain. At present his scholarship is devoted to three main topics: the Zohar as mystical poetry; the Sabbath and sacred time in Hasidic mysticism; and ideas of the self and identity in the Kabbalah.