Kabbalastic Masters

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Course ID: Jewish Studies 40708-OL
Division: Undergraduate Studies, Graduate Studies
Program: Jewish Studies (Undergraduate), Jewish Studies (Graduate)
Location: Online

(Formerly Introduction to Kabbalah) This course provides an introduction to the Jewish mystical tradition, focusing on the classic text of Jewish mysticism, the Zohar; and on the early Hasidic masters, including the Baal Shem Tov and Rabbi Nahman of Bratslav. The course will cover topics such as mystical visions and experiences, mystical interpretation of the Torah, the doctrine of Sefirot, the mystical purpose of the commandments, and mystical concepts of prayer. (Classical)