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Sunday, February 17 • 8:45am - 9:45am
Confronting Death through the Zohar: Brutal and Comforting Kabbalistic Myths of Mortality

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Death is a shocking and yet inescapable feature of the human condition. Like all profound religious texts, the Zohar, kabbalah’s central work, deeply engages with human mortality -– doing so with its distinctive combination of visionary fantasy and primal myth, gods and demons, idealism and materiality. The comfort its myths bring never fail to confront death’s brute reality. We will explore key Zoharic texts, as well as undertake an exercise to “see” the “shadows” that always accompany us.

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Nathaniel Berman

Nathaniel is the Rahel Varnhagen Professor of International Affairs, Law, and Modern Culture at Brown University. He also teaches kabbalah in a wide range of settings in NYC. He is currently completing a book, entitled, The 'Other Side' of Kabbalah: Divine and Demonic in the Zohar... Read More →

Sunday February 17, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am EST
Eisner Auditorium (6th Floor)