The seminar will closely examine some of the most important elements of mystical experience and transformation in the Jewish mystical tradition. The seminar will focus mainly on medieval and early modern trends of Jewish mysticism including Kabbalah and the Zohar. The seminar will closely examine the ways Kabbalah and other trends of Jewish mysticism creatively developed new religious ideals including spiritual communion, mystical union and receiving\experiencing the holy spirit. Special emphasis will be given to the analysis of the impact of medieval Jewish, Christian and Muslim philosophy on the development of the new mystical ideals in medieval and early modern Judaism.
Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Course location to be announced.
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