• Thursday Apr. 19, 2018 7:00 PM
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    The Little Shul
    2015 South 4th St
    Philadelphia, PA 19148

    Open to the public, RSVP required

Kabbalah as a Science

In the medieval and early modern periods, Kabbalah was understood as a kind of science, revealing the hidden workings of the divine in the cosmos. This talk will provide an overview of this perspective on the Jewish mystical tradition, and look closely at some fascinating sources in which kabbalists (and others) speak about their lore as a science.

 

 

Speaker

J. H. (Yossi) Chajes

University of Haifa

J. H. (Yossi) Chajes is the director of the Center for the Study of Jewish Cultures and an associate professor of Jewish history, both at the University of Haifa.