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Shekhinah: The Feminine Half of God

oNE OF THE boldest contributions of Kabbalah is the idea that God is equally female and male. Join us as DR. DANIEL MATT traces the development of Kabbalah and then expands on the concept of Shekhinah (the feminine aspect of God) from its Rabbinic origins to its full flowering in the Zohar.

Thursday, January 31, 2013
7:30 PM
One East 65th Street

DANIEL MATT is one of the world’s leading authorities on Kabbalah. He has published more than 10 books, including The Essential Kabbalah (translated into seven languages), Zohar: Annotated and Explained and God and the Big Bang: Discovering Harmony Between Science and Spirituality.

Dr. Matt currently is engaged in an immense project of translating and annotating the Zohar, the masterpiece of Kabbalah. So far, he has completed seven volumes of The Zohar: Pritzker Edition (Stanford University Press), covering more than two-thirds of the Zohar’s commentary on the Torah. For this work, he has been honored with a National Jewish Book Award and a Koret Jewish Book Award. The Koret award called his translation “a monumental contribution to the history of Jewish thought.”

Attendance is free and open to the public.

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