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The Zohar: Pritzker Edition

Book Talk With Daniel Matt

At this event, Alan Harvey and Ariel Mayse will discuss the significance of the publication, and Professor Matt will read and discuss selections from his translation.

Daniel Matt is one of the world’s leading authorities on Kabbalah and the Zohar. He has been featured in Time, in Newsweek, and on National Public Radio. He has published over a dozen books, including The Essential Kabbalah (which was translated into eight languages); Zohar: Annotated and Explained; and God and the Big Bang: Discovering Harmony between Science and Spirituality (an updated second edition of which was released in 2016).

Professor Matt spent eighteen years translating the Zohar into English. This effort yielded the twelve volumes of The Zohar: Pritzker Edition, published by Stanford University Press.

For 20 years, Professor Matt served as Professor of Jewish Studies at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. He has also taught at Stanford and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. 




Monday, February 25, 2019. 04:00PM


Stanford Humanities Center, 424 Santa Teresa Street


Taube Center for Jewish Studies, Hillel at Stanford, Department of Religious Studies, Stanford University Press, Stanford University Libraries


Free and open to the public