Rabbi Lawrence Kushner: A Twitterscript on Kabbalah and Mysticism

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 3:04pm
Rabbi Lawrence Kushner: A Twitterscript on Kabbalah and Mysticism

A compilation of tweets from our conversation on the legacy of Gershom Scholem. It overflows with gems of wisdom you'll be glad you read!

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Mariah Helgeson (@mariahism),  associate producer for On Being
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Kabbalist students attend an overnight Kabbalah lesson inside a Jerusalem mountain cave near the village of Beit Meir. About a dozen of Orthodox Jewish men gather once a week in the cave near the holy city to study all night long the ancient Jewish mystical rite of Kabbalah, reading texts from Jewish holy books, including the mysticism Zohar texts.

Credit: MENAHEM KAHANA License: AFP/Getty Images.

We live-tweeted our conversation with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner for an upcoming show on the scholar Gershom Scholem and the roots of modern Jewish mysticism. For those of you who couldn't attend, we've compiled our tweets and responses from others in response to this 90 minutes of profound wisdom. Pick out your favorites and share them with your friends and family. You'll be glad you did.

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Mariah Helgeson is an associate producer at On Being. She earned a degree in International Affairs with concentrations in the Middle East and Conflict Resolution from George Washington University. She grew up in Minnesota and was a program associate at the Sustained Dialogue Campus Network. When she’s not submerged in a good book she might be found laughing with her teenage sisters or playing chamber music.

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