Daniel Matt ~ Edwin & Marilyn Bierman Scholar in Residence
Our Annual Scholar in Residence will be here January 19-20th. The 5778 Scholar in Residence, Daniel Matt, is one of the world’s leading authorities on Kabbalah. He has been featured in Time Magazine and has appeared on National Public Radio and the History Channel. Daniel has published over a dozen books, including The Essential Kabbalah (translated into seven languages), Zohar: Annotated and Explained, and God and the Big Bang: Discovering Harmony between Science and Spirituality.
Recently, Daniel completed an 18-year project of translating and annotating the Zohar. Earlier this year, Stanford University Press published his ninth volume of The Zohar: Pritzker Edition, concluding the Zohar’s main commentary on the Torah. For this work, Daniel has been honored with a National Jewish Book Award and a Koret Jewish Book Award. The Koret award called his translation “a monumental contribution to the history of Jewish thought.”
For twenty years, Daniel served as professor at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California, and has also taught at Stanford University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Daniel lives in Berkeley with his wife Hana.
Scholar in Residence programming will take place January 19 and 20, 2018 at Congregation Beth Shalom