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Saturday, February 15 • 11:45am - 1:00pm
Between the Gods and the Devils: Kabbalah as a Guide to Living on the Edge

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Although often thought of as solely concerned with spiritual uplift, the kabbalistic tradition is actually focused on the inextricable relationship between darkness and light, evil and goodness, the holy side and the “other side,” the Gods and the Devils, or, in more modern terms, between Eros and Thanatos.  In this session, we will explore this tradition through study of texts from the Zohar, kabbalah’s central work, as well as experientially through exercises drawn from the tradition.  


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Nathaniel Berman

Nathaniel Berman is the Rahel Varnhagen Professor of International Affairs, Law, and Modern Culture at Brown University. He co-directs Brown’s Religion and Internationalism Project. He has taught widely on kabbalah in the New York area, as well as at Brown. His teaching on kabbalah focuses on the relationship between the divine and the demonic (the “Sitra Aḥra”). Nathaniel holds a doctorate in Jewish Studies from University... Read More →


Saturday February 15, 2014 11:45am - 1:00pm
Springdale I

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