In this class about Jewish mysticism and the Jewish-American literary tradition, you will enter a world filled with dybbuks and golems, with stories about Ezekiel’s Chariot and the Shekhinah or the female divinity. You will read stories about the creation of the universe about absence, nothingness, and divine constriction that are rarely read in university classrooms. Rooted in the Hebrew Bible and developed over time by the Jewish Kabbalists of the Middle Ages, Jewish mysticism has intersected with many major developments in Western civilization as well as with other religious traditions, including Christianity and Islam. It also pervades much Jewish American literature in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries that deals with spirit possession, false messiahs, and everything in between.
Same as JWST 1234