A new translation has made the Zohar—Jewish mysticism’s key work—accessible at last. Is that a good thing?
Restoring Kabbalah to Mainstream Judaism (The Atlantic)
A new mystical Judaism may be in the midst of its birth pangs, but to bring it forth successfully—to make it “mainstream”—will require both study and religious creativity (Aug 25)
TAGS: Photo: A student is silhouetted against the Ardon Windows, which contain imagery derived from the Zohar, in the library of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Yannis Behrakis / Reuters)