Survey of Classical Jewish Mystical TextsRahmiel Hayyim Drizin| Mondays 1:00 PM- 2:30PM CT

We will review eight selections from the wide corpus of Jewish writings al pi sod, or the “secret” kabbalistic commentaries on the Torah and Jewish life cycle. We intend to expose our students to some of the original texts our Sages have expounded upon for centuries, including Sefer Yetzirah, the Bahir, and the Holy Zohar, as well as books of Mussar and Chassidut. All of these sections will be available in Hebrew to facilitate our translation. Our goal is to give participants a healthy dose of sacred literature and to whet their appetites for further examination.