The Classic Text of Kabbalah, Rendered into English in All Its Splendor

After many years of labor, Daniel Matt has completed his oversight of a twelve-volume English translation of the Zohar—the central work of Jewish mysticism. Matt translated and annotated the first nine volumes himself, while his collaborators produced the final three. In his laudatory review, Eitan Fishbane delves into the complex question of the Zohar’s authorship:

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More about: Gershom Scholem, History & Ideas, Kabbalah, Translation, Zohar

Next Week and the Future of Bipartisan Support for Israel

Feb. 24 2020

Next week, notes Shmuel Rosner, three significant events will take place. On March 1, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) will hold its annual conference; the next day is Super Tuesday—when primaries are held in a number of states, possibly leaving one Democratic candidate with a lock on the nomination—and on the next, Israel will have its second do-over election. The outcome of the two elections could have serious repercussions for the U.S.-Israel alliance:

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More about: 2020 Election, AIPAC, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, US-Israel relations