Class 1

Thursday, Oct. 19 — Chapter 1:1-10


Sefer Yetzirah, Chapter 1 (Course Packet, p. 1a, or in Kaplan)

“Sefer Yetzirah” in Jewish Encyclopedia. (Course Packet, p. 15-18)

Ronit Meroz, “Between Sefer Yetzirah and Wisdom Literature: Three Binitarian Approaches in Sefer Yetzirah” (article sent separately)


Scholem, Gershom, “The Book of Creation,” in Origins of the Kabbalah, p. 24-48. (Course Packet, p. 19-26)

Scholem, Gershom, The Kabbalah, p. 21-30. (Course Packet, p. 39-49)

Idel, Moshe.  Kabbalah: New Perspectives, p. 144-146. (Course Packet, p. 81-83)


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