Saturday, April 19, 2014 Nisan 19, 5774
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Main Line Reform Temple
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410 Montgomery Avenue
Wynnewood  Pennsylvania  19096
United States
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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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Come find just what you need at the MLRT Sisterhood Rummage Sale, featuring clothing, household goods, toys and bric-a-brac. Tuesday, April 29, 10 am-7 pm

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