"The Zohar: Pritzker Edition" with Daniel Matt

Monday, February 25, 2019

4:00 pm

Levinthal Hall Map

Sponsored by:
Taube Center for Jewish Studies, Hillel at Stanford, Department of Religious Studies, Stanford University Press, Stanford University Libraries

Join us to celebrate the first ever full translation of the Zohar into English. Daniel Matt's translation, recently published by Stanford University Press in a twelve-volume set, has been hailed as “a monumental contribution to the history of Jewish thought.” 

At this event, Alan Harvey and Ariel Mayse will discuss the significance of the publication, and Professor Matt will read and discuss selections from his translation.

Daniel Matt is one of the world’s leading authorities on Kabbalah and the Zohar. He has been featured inTime, in Newsweek, and on National Public Radio. He has published over a dozen books, including The Essential Kabbalah (which was translated into eight languages); Zohar: Annotated and Explained; and God and the Big Bang: Discovering Harmony between Science and Spirituality (an updated second edition of which was released in 2016).

Professor Matt spent eighteen years translating the Zohar into English. This awesome effort yielded the twelve volumes of The Zohar: Pritzker Edition, published by Stanford University Press.

For twenty years, Professor Matt served as Professor of Jewish Studies at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. He has also taught at Stanford and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Currently, Professor Matt teaches Zohar online; you can learn more about his public course offerings here.

Monday, February 25, 2019
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Levinthal Hall Map

Free and open to the public.


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