Wednesday, April 17, 2019

7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

138 West 15th Street, NYC (between 6th and 7th avenues)

Monthly lecture series. $20 suggested fee.

Judaism: From Spain to Turkey



These lectures are building up a picture of Judaism and its role in world history. They should be of interest to both Jews and non-Jews. For non-Jews, penetration and insight into the essence of Judaism will become possible through observing the historical phenomena and allowing the inner ensouling content to speak, just as we look at an individual’s biography to find the soul revealing itself in and through it to an observer who approaches it with loving interest. The study of Judaism presents us with a rich spiritual content that has formed an especially important component of the total spiritual fabric of the evolution of mankind. It is hoped that those already familiar with the Jewish religion as their own will find much of interest to them and enlivening, new, and fresh ways of looking at an old, but evolving subject.

Part 8: From Spain to Turkey
Safed, center for Kabbalah Study (16th century) and Isaac Luria (Zohar). – Joseph Karo. Poland: beards and earlocks. – Yiddish study. Yeshiva. Heder. – The false Messiah, Sabbatai Zevi. – Baal Shem Tov, founder of Hasidism; its opponents the Mitnagdim.

Part 9: May 15 – Opening the ghetto gates and entering the outside world.
Part 10: June 12 – The Liberty Bell.

David Taulbee Anderson has taught drawing and painting around the world. He has an MA in Art and certificates from Emerson College (Waldorf education), and the Wagner School at the Goetheanum (teaching painting).