Jewish studies uncovers mysticism
A guest lecturer on Jewish mysticism and Kabbalah will be giving both graduate and undergraduate seminars across campus today and Thursday.
Sponsored by the Martha Gano Houstoun Foundation, Visiting Distinguished Professor Daniel Horwitz will explain fundamental aspects of Kabbalah, including the 10 concepts known as “the Sephirot,” which seek to explain the nature of the created and the relationship between a divine, infinite God and the universe.
The graduate seminar will be from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. today in the Roy G. Cullen Building, Room 108. The last lecture of the week will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday in The Honors College. Horwitz also presented twice on Tuesday.
Horwitz received his doctoral degree in Jewish studies from the Spertus Institute in Chicago and serves as an orthodox rabbi at Congregation Beth Yeshurun in Houston.
The lectures were hosted by the Department of English and supported by the Jewish Studies Minor.