October 11, 18, 25, and November 1. In recent years more and more Jews have turned to Kabbalah to learn new yet old ways of understanding God, the universe and our place in the unfolding foundational unity of all in the universe.Professor Daniel Matt provides us a beautiful introduction and overview of the Kabbalah in his book The Essential Kabbalah: The Heart of Jewish Mysticism. In this four week course, we shall introduce ourselves to this ancient but yet ever new look at who we are as Jews and what we can believe that will reveal for us new understandings and existential possibilities. October 11- The Early Beginnings: Mysticism in the Bible and early Rabbinic writings How are we led to the unity of all and the mysteries of who we can be. October 18- A Glimpse of the Orchard - from Darkness to Light - and Back Again October 25- The Zohar: The Hidden Light November 1- Lurianic Kabbalah and the Restoration of the Divine Light and Unity in the Universe and ourselves.