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The Zohar: Reception and Impact

6:30 pm, 21 September 2016

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Boaz Huss

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Wednesday September 21st
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BOOK LAUNCH

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Boaz Huss's underlying assumption is that the different values attributed to the Zohar are not inherent qualities of the zoharic texts, but rather represent the way that readers have perceived it in different cultural contexts. This dynamic and multi-layered history of the reasons for the fluctuating status of the Zohar in the Jewish world throws important new light on many aspects of Jewish cultural history over the last seven centuries.

Boaz Huss is Professor of Kabbalah in the Goldstein-Goren Department of Jewish Thought at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. His research interests include the Zohar and its reception, modern kabbalah, Western esotericism, and New Age culture. Professor Huss received his Ph.D. in the history of Jewish thought from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, after which he was a Fulbright post-doctoral fellow at Yale University. He is the author of two books on Jewish mysticism and kabbalah in Hebrew and editor of the English-language Kabbalah and Contemporary Spiritual Revival.

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Reception 6.30 in the Gavin de Beer room

Lecture 7.00pm in the JZ Young lecture theatre

Anatomy Building, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

This event is kindly sponsored by the book's publishers, The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization

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