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Arab Students Enroll in BGU’s Online Kabbalah Course

Arab Students Enroll in BGU’s Online Kabbalah Course

February 22, 2018

Israel Studies, Culture & Jewish Thought

Prof. Boaz Huss

JerusalemOnline – BGU’s free online course, Introduction to Kabbalah, has received some surprising enrollments, with students registered from countries such as Iran, Syria and Saudi Arabia. The diversity of the students has enabled productive online debates to be carried out between people of all backgrounds.

The aim of the course is to introduce students with no background in Kabbalah or Jewish thought to the major ideas and practices of Kabbalah in their historical and cultural settings. The ideas are presented in an accessible manner without jeopardizing the course’s academic rigor.

The course is taught by Prof. Boaz Huss and Dr. Yoed Kadary from the Goldstein-Goren Department of Jewish Thought.  Students are taught the main concepts, doctrines and practices of Kabbalah, as well as its historical development and significance.

Dr. Yoed Kadary

“Intro to Kabbalah” was created as part of the Israeli National Project for Digital Learning, whose goal is to promote general, academic and professional education in Israel in order to reduce social gaps and accelerate economic growth. This project is led by the Council of Higher Education and the Ministry for Social Equality.

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