Daniel Matt in Conversation with Estelle Frankel

Join Chochmat HaLev in celebrating the release of Becoming Elijah: Prophet of Transformation, Join the author,  Daniel Matt in an enlightening conversation with Estelle Frankel.

Thursday, March 31 at 6pm Pacific Time 

In the Bible, Elijah is a zealous prophet, attacking idolatry and injustice, championing God. He performs miracles, restoring life and calling down fire. When his earthly life ends, he vanishes in a whirlwind, carried off to heaven in a fiery chariot. Though residing in heaven, Elijah revisits earth—to help, rescue, enlighten, and eventually herald the Messiah. Because of his messianic role, Jews open the door for Elijah during each seder—the meal commemorating liberation from slavery and aniticipating final redemption.How did this zealot turn into a compassionate hero, the most popular figure in Jewish folklore, a Jewish bodhisattva? Becoming Elijah explores this question, tracing how Elijah develops from the Bible to Rabbinic Judaism, Kabbalah, and Jewish ritual (as well as Christianity and Islam). His transformation is pertinent and inspirational for our polarized, fanatical world.

All attendees will receive a 25% discount on the book with free shipping.   

Daniel Matt is a scholar of Kabbalah, who taught for many years at the Graduate Theological Union. His books include The Essential Kabbalah (translated into eight languages), God and the Big Bang, and his nine-volume annotated translation, The Zohar: Pritzker Edition, which has been hailed as  “a monumental contribution to the history of Jewish thought.” His new biography of Elijah (Becoming Elijah: Prophet of Transformation) has just been published by Yale University Press in their series Jewish Lives. Daniel lives in Berkeley with his wife Hana and currently teaches Zohar online.

Estelle Frankel, MFT is a practicing psychotherapist and spiritual advisor who blends depth psychology with the healing wisdom and spiritual practices of the Kabbalah.  Ordained as a mashpiah-maggidah by Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Estelle has taught Jewish mysticism in Israel and throughout the U.S. for over forty years.  She is the author of two award-winning books: Sacred Therapy and The Wisdom of Not Knowing. www.estellefrankel.com


Date

Mar 31 2022

Time

6:00 pm
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