Rabbi Marc’s A Dash of Drash – A Taste of Kabbalah is Episode 90

A Taste of Kabbalah is Episode 90 of A Dash of Drash.  

We had the great privilege of having Professor Danny Matt as a visiting scholar in Boulder this last weekend.  Danny is one of the world’s foremost scholars of Kabbalah (Jewish Mysticism) and spent 18 years translating its greatest work, The Zohar – Book of Splendor, into English (the Pritzker edition.)  Danny has written about a dozen other books on the subject and is a wonderful, engaging and inspiring teacher.  I had the honor to spend some time with him and to record this conversation, giving us a taste of Kabbalah, gently opening up the supernal world of Jewish mysticism. If you want more, you can join Danny’s online Zohar class.

In this week of Purim with its paradoxes that reflect the world’s confusing dance between light and dark, good and evil, life and death, the sun and the moon, enjoy this transcendent glimpse into a world beyond duality.

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About Rabbi Marc Soloway

Marc is a native of London, England where he was an actor and practitioner of complimentary medicine before training as a rabbi in London, Jerusalem and Los Angeles. He was ordained at the Ziegler School of Rabbinical Studies at the American Jewish University in 2004 and has been the the spiritual leader at Bonai Shalom in Boulder ever since. Marc was a close student of Rabbi Zalman Schechter Shalomi and received an additional smicha (rabbinic ordination) from him in 2014, just two months before he died. He has been the host and narrator of two documentary films shown on PBS; A Fire in the Forest: In Search of the Baal Shem Tov and Treasure under the Bridge: Pilgrimage to the Hasidic Masters of Ukraine. Marc is a graduate of the Institute of Jewish Spirituality, a fellow of Rabbis Without Borders, has traveled to Ghana in a rabbinic delegation with American Jewish World Service and co-chair of the Rabbinical Council and national board member of Hazon, which strives to create more sustainable Jewish communities. In 2015, Marc was among a group of 12 faith leaders honored at The White House as “Champions of Change” for work on the climate. Marc is a proud member of Beit Izim, Boulder’s Jewish goat milking co-op.

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