The Heart of Kabbalah: Paths through the Orchard

at Kol HaNeshama
1 Asher Street
Jerusalem, Israel

We live in a world in which Judaism does not exist in isolation: it rubs shoulders with the modern world, which includes other spiritual teachings.  In honor of the publication of the Hebrew translation of Daniel Matt’s The Essential Kabbalah, a distinguished panel of scholar-practitioners will discuss the possibility of walking a spiritual path that is informed by the tradition of Israel.  What concepts of the Kabbalah are most important to us? What do we understand to be the “lev” (heart) of Kabbalah? If we were to create a new religion for our times, which Jewish concepts would we want to employ… (are there some we would prefer to avoid)?


Ya’qub ibn Yusuf, publisher of Lev HaKabbalah and owner of Olam Katan bookstore


Daniel Matt, translator of the Zohar and editor of The Essential Kabbalah

Melila Hellner-Eshed, author of A River Flows from Eden

Rabbi Ruth Gan-Kagan, Na’avah Tehilah and co-author of Jewish Renewal: Integrating Heart and World

Rabbi Arthur Green, rector of Hebrew College Rabbinical School and author of Radical Judaism

Rabbi Avaham Leader, teacher of Kabbalah and founder of the Leader minyan

Jay Michaelson, author of Everything is God: The Radical Path of Nondual Judaism

Rabbi Levi Weiman-Kelman, Kehilat Kol HaNeshamah