Emanu-El Scholar Courses

Madeleine Haas Russell Institute of Jewish Learning




Kabbalah: Jewish Mystical Imagination 

With Rabbi Kushner
Noon – 1:15 pm, March 19; April 2, 16, 30; May 14
Location: Conference Room, Mechanic’s Institute, 57 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94104

What is Kabbalah? Is it relevant to my Judaism? Why is it dangerous? How is Jewish mysticism unique? Am I a Kabbalist?  


1. The Way into Jewish Mystical Tradition, Lawrence Kushner, Jewish Lights Publishing, 2001.

2. Kabbalah: A Very Short Introduction, Joseph Dan, Oxford University Press, 2006.

Emanu-El Member Cost: $18, Cost: $25


Kabbalah: A Love Story

Rabbi Kushner's first novel

Four years in the making! Soon to be a major motion picture! (Hey, it could happen.) After sixteen books of non-fiction, Rabbi Kushner's first novel, KABBALAH: A LOVE STORY is the fable of a rabbi who accidentally discovers a hidden, lost page to the Zohar (the master text of Kabbalah) and what that discovery does to his life and the life of a woman he doesn't (yet) know he loves who teaches astronomy at Columbia University. A short selection from the first chapter and endorsements are available here.



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