I’m Now An Expert On Kabbalah

Okay, that’s a lie, and it’s probably a little insensitive. Sorry.

What I really mean is that the Monday edition of Fresh Air — that NPR talk show with Terry Gross — was all about Kabbalah. Terry’s guest was Arthur Green:

Historian and theologian Arthur Green has long studied Jewish religion and culture. Among the many books he has written is his latest, A Guide to the Zohar. […] In addition to being dean of the rabbinical school of Hebrew College, Arthur Green is also on leave from Brandeis University.

Regardless of subject, Arthur Green has the sort of voice and comfortable air that would make you trust whatever he says without question. Further, his answers are organized, complete, and informative (or at least seem that way), that I’m sure every listener felt as though he or she had just gotten a detail lesson on Judaism.

Now, which listener wants to go head to head with Madonna to see who knows more about Kabbalah?

The Fresh Air show description does a good job of summarizing the matter in two sentences. The third sentence just sells Green’s book:

The Zohar is a collection of writings and teaching that appeared in the 13th century. It is the basis of kabbalah, a mystical extension of Judaism identified with alphanumeric codes and esoteric symbols. Green’s Guide to the Zohar is an overview of modern studies of kabbalah’s medieval origins.

2 thoughts on “I’m Now An Expert On Kabbalah

  1. Four Bleep Scientists And A Kabbalist

    Quantum Physics and Theology Meet Kabbalah

    Join in on a lively evening of outrageous synthesis of knowledge with four Bleep scientists, Miceal Ledwith, Ph.D, Fred Alan Wolf, Ph.D, William Tiller, Ph.D, and Jeffrey Satinover, M.D., in a panel discussion with leading Kabbalist Michael Laitman, Ph.D. March 22, 2005 at JCC of San Francisco.

    The upcoming event in San Francisco with foremost Kabbalist Michael Laitman is featured on the What The Bleep homepage at http://www.whatthebleep.com/

    It will be interesting to see if Americans are ready to hear about the only source of genuine filling in this world. I can only hope that this is just the beginning of a really huge step for all of mankind.

  2. Kabbalah is an interesting subject. I have been studying about it for years. I have taken an interesting in the “red string.”
    http://www.kabbalahmerchandise.corn/red-string-bracelet.htm

    There is a force in the world called “the evil eye” and the red string protects us from those forces. The site I found, which I listed above gives more information on the red string and you can get a real one from Israel. Thanks for the post.

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