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Daniel Matt

Translator of the Zohar
Daniel Matt is a teacher of Jewish spirituality and one of the world’s leading authorities on Kabbalah and the Zohar.  He has been featured in Time and Newsweek, and has appeared on National Public Radio and the History Channel.  He has published over a dozen books, including The Essential Kabbalah (translated into eight languages), Zohar: Annotated and Explained, and God and the Big Bang: Discovering Harmony between Science and Spirituality.

Several years ago, Daniel completed an 18-year project of translating and annotating the Zohar.  In 2016, Stanford University Press published his ninth volume of The Zohar: Pritzker Edition, concluding the Zohar’s main commentary on the Torah.  For this work, Daniel has been honored with a National Jewish Book Award and a Koret Jewish Book Award.  Daniel received his Ph.D. from Brandeis University and served as professor at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley for 20 years.  He has also taught at Stanford University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.  

Daniel lives in Berkeley.  Currently he is writing a biography of Elijah the Prophet.  He also teaches Zohar online: www.sup.org/zohar/course

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