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Professor Joel Hecker: Scholar in Residence

Friday, May 10, 2019 5 Iyar 5779

All Day for 2 Days

We are honored to have Professor Joel Hecker as our Scholar in Residence the weekend of May 10-12, 2019. Joel Hecker, Ph.D., serves as Professor of Jewish Mysticism at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, and is among today‚Äôs most prominent scholars of kabbalah. He is the author of Volume 11 and Volume 12 of The Zohar: Pritzker Edition, the first complete annotated translation of the Zohar, the central and canonical text of Jewish mysticism. Hecker is also the author of Mystical Bodies, Mystical Meals: Eating and Embodiment in Medieval Kabbalah (Wayne State University Press, 2004), and has published widely on a range of themes in Jewish mysticism. His scholarly interests include ritual, embodiment, mystical techniques, the deployment of emotion, visual culture in the kabbalah, as well as the history of Jewish magic.

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