Friday, December 2, 2016 Kislev 2, 5777
Organization:
Main Line Reform Temple
Cost:
FREE and open to the public.

Location

410 Montgomery Avenue
Wynnewood, PA 19096
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It’s Good to See the King: Visual Kabbalah and the Diagramming of the Divine

February 18, 2014 7:00 PM

Most students of kabbalistic literature find themselves "visualizing" its cosmogonic and cosmological teachings. The iconic "Tree of Life" is certainly the best known kabbalistic symbol, and is often the first thing conveyed to those being exposed for the first time to this lore. What few realize is that complex graphical scrolls have been a genre of kabbalistic literature in their own right sin​ce the Renaissance, and that from the late seventeenth century such scrolls became an indispensable tool to Lurianic kabbalists. In this presentation, Yossi Chajes (Ph.D., Yale University 1999, Senior Lecturer, Department of Jewish History, University of Haifa) will introduce this little-known genre and explain the origins and functions of these amazing kabbalistic artifacts.

 

For more information about the 2014 Penn Lectures in Judaic Studies, Moving into Modernity: The Shaping of Jewish Culture in Early Modern Europe, visit the Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies or call 215-238-1290.

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URJ Introduction to Judaism Classes at Mainline Reform Temple are open to anyone interested in exploring Judaism. The couse, taught by the synagogue's clergy, offers a basic foundation in Judaism, in weekly sessions over 4 months (Mondays from January 23-April 24).  Participants will learn about Jewish history, traditions, holidays, prayers and life cycle ceremonies. You will gain familiarity with the symbols, liturgy, music, traditions and Hebrew blessings that accompany Jewish celebrations in the home and synagogue. The class is open to individuals and couples. Couples are encouraged to enroll together. Individuals are welcome to invite a friend or family member to support their learning. There is no additional charge to register as a couple. Fees are $275 per individual/couple or $180 per individual/couple that is a member of a URJ synagogue.

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