May 30, 2010
Speaker: Dr. Lawrence Fine, Irene Kaplan
Lewiant Professor of Jewish Studies and Professor of Religion at
Mount Holyoke College
Location: Pearlstone Conference and Retreat Center; Reisterstown, MD
The Zohar, the great kabbalistic literature of thirteenth-century Spain, depicts Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai and his circle of disciples/companions travelling the Land of Israel and engaging in mystical discourse. Why does Shimon bar Yochai insist on their loving one another? In what sense is the well being of the world, indeed the cosmos, dependent upon their loving relations?
The Lenell G. Ammerman Memorial Study Retreat