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3-part series: Unscrolling the Kabbalistic Tree

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3-part series: Unscrolling the kabbalistic tree: The Rosenberg Rotulus at the JPL Archives. June 6, 13 and 16

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This is a 3-part series. Cost: $10/event or $20 for the series

In 2013, the JPL Archives received an unusual donation: an ilan, a kabbalistic tree of life created by Montreal’s Rabbi Yudel Rosenberg.

A Hasidic rabbi, scholar, scribe, holistic physician, and translator, Yudel Rosenberg’s interests in science, medicine, Jewish mysticism, and storytelling (he authored a famous compilation of stories about the Golem of Prague), his life was a convergence of the old and the contemporary. While he was perhaps most known for his involvement in the beginnings of the Montreal Va’ad Ha’ir (The Rabbinical Council), he was also the maternal grandfather and quiet inspiration for some of the early works of his grandson, Mordecai Richler.

The Rosenberg Rotulus (a rotulus is a scroll that unrolls vertically) is an ilan, an arboreal diagram the early kabbalists used in both meditative and mystical practices, that mapped the spiritual realms central to kabbalistic thought.

This 3-part series features scholars and a manuscript conservator who together, will provide the history and background for this remarkable artifact that forms part of remarkable collections in the JPL Archives

The series is being offered under the aegis of the Jewish Public Library’s Archives, Rare Books, and Special Collections, and has been supported in part by the Dr. Michael D. Paul Rare Books Initiative.

This is a 3-part series.

Cost: $10/event or $20 for the series


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