Emanu-El Scholar Courses
Madeleine Haas Russell Institute of Jewish Learning
Kabbalah: Jewish Mystical Imagination
With Rabbi KushnerNoon – 1:15 pm, March 19; April 2, 16, 30; May 14Location: 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.