Exploring Kabbalah

Exploring Kabbalah

Latest Episodes

The Kabbalah of Tzfat
May 14, 2024

After the Expulsion from Spain, a mystical revival flourished in Tzfat, building on the fellowship circles that defined groups like the Spanish Kabbalists of previous generations. These communities, w

Meditative Kabbalah
May 07, 2024

Kabbalah is not limited to the sefirot and the mystical knowledge of the Divine inner self. In this episode, we examine two other focuses of KabbalahProphetic Kabbalah and the Kabbalah of Names. The

The Zohar
April 16, 2024

Dr. Fishbane describes the Zohar as most significant pillars of thought and creativity in the entire history of Jewish civilization. This episode explores its development in 13th and 14th Century Spai

The Origins of Kabbalah in Medieval Europe
April 09, 2024

Moving from the Middle East to Germany, Spain, and France, this episode explores the practices and intellectual exercises of these communities. During this timeperiod, the practice of Kabbalah (litera

Rabbinic Mysticism
April 02, 2024

After the destruction of the Temple, the rabbis built on Biblical mystical practice. Through both Talmudic and Midrashic creativity, the rabbis of this period expanded and developed new models of myst

In The Beginning
March 26, 2024

This episode introduces the central themes of Jewish mysticism which will be developed throughout this series. The themes are spiritual awareness and consciousness, monism (God is the oneness of ALL b