Adult Study - Dr. David Shyovitz
All Hakafa adults are invited to please join us this Sunday for Adult Study.
Dr. David Shyovitz returns to Hakafa for this second of three sessions on Hidden Wisdom: The Esoteric and the Occult in Pre – Modern Jewish Thought. Throughout Jewish history, the notion that there exists a realm of secret knowledge or hidden wisdom that lies just beyond human grasp has motivated Jewish theologians, magicians, mystics, and scientists. The quest for such occult knowledge has played a key role in the consolidation of Jewish doctrine, the shaping of rituals and prayers, and the development mystical and magical beliefs and practices. This series of three classes will examine some case studies of the ways in which Jewish (and non-Jewish!) esoteric beliefs have shaped the course of Jewish thought and culture.
David Shyovitz is Associate Professor of History at Northwestern University, and has a joint appointment at the Crown Center for Jewish and Israel Studies. His research and teaching focus on pre-modern Jewish cultural and intellectual history, with a particular emphasis on Jewish-Christian relations. He is the author of the recently published book A Remembrance of His Wonders: Nature and the Supernatural in Medieval Ashkenaz.
Adult Study takes place on Sunday mornings during Religious School. All Hakafa adults are invited to participate.
For more information about Adult Study, contact Judith Joseph.
Glencoe Park District's Takiff Center
Glencoe, IL 60022