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Spring 2014 Semester
Jul 04, 2015
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RELS 2301 - The Kabbalah: Jewish Mysticism from the Zohar to Madonna
Surveys early mystical tendencies in the Hebrew Bible, in rabbinic literature, and in early medieval Jewish texts as background for grappling with the ideas of the Zohar, a fundamental text of the Jewish mystical tradition, or kabbalah. Begins with a brief overview of mysticism in general and Jewish mysticism in particular. Explores later kabbalistic developments, including Hasidism and kabbalah in popular culture today. Topics include God in kabbalah; mystical experiences; the relationship of kabbalah to Jewish tradition; the power of language, gender, the body; and meditation and other mystical practices.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Philosophy and Religion Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Comp Stdy of Cultures, NU Core Humanities Lvl 1, UG Col Socl Sci & Humanities

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Undergraduate

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