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Dr. Shimon Shokek

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Professor of Jewish Philosophy

Phone: (410) ***-****  HQ Phone
Baltimore Hebrew University
5800 Parks Heights Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21215
United States

 
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  • Ph.D.
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ReligionLink - Judaism: a guide to U.S. experts and organizations
www.religionlink.org, 8 Sept 2008 [cached]
Shimon Shokek is a professor of Jewish philosophy and mysticism at Baltimore Hebrew University. He has written about Jewish mysticism, including the Kabbalah.
Shimon Shokek is a professor ...
www.religionlink.com [cached]
Shimon Shokek is a professor of Jewish philosophy and mysticism at Baltimore Hebrew University. He has written about Jewish mysticism, including the Kabbalah.
Beth Am Synagogue | Calendar Home page
www.bethambaltimore.org, 15 Dec 2002 [cached]
Dr. Shimon Shokek of Baltimore Hebrew Universityreturns to Beth Am Synagogue to present a talk entitled:
"Jewish Spirituality and Kabbalah"in the Etta & Louis L. Kaplan Social Hall
Dr. Shokek was awarded a Ph.D. by Hebrew University of Jerusalem.Following his studies, he taught in Jerusalem for seven years.Currently, Dr. Shokek teaches Jewish Philosophy and Mysticism at Baltimore Hebrew University, Goucher College, UMBC, and the Smithsonian Institute.His publications, in both Hebrew and English, include numerous volumes on Jewish Philosophy, Ethics, Kabbalah, and Hasidism.
Washingtonian: Washington Buzz
www.washingtonianmagazine.com, 1 Oct 2004 [cached]
According to Shimon Shokek, a professor of philosophy and mysticism at Baltimore Hebrew University, Kabbalistic tradition began in the 12th and 13th centuries in Europe.
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Kabbalah is about ,deciphering the secrets of existence,, Shokek says.He says Kabbalists are ,immensely interested in the world of God, and try to answer a myriad of questions about the higher power.
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Shokek, who studied Jewish mysticism and Kabbalah at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, says he has reached only the ,tip of the iceberg.,
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A seminar that Shokek taught at the Smithsonian a few years ago drew nearly 200 participants.Classes at Jewish community centers and other area learning centers fill up quickly.
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According to Shokek, the heightened interest, especially among the rich and famous, seems logical.
Professor Shimon Shokek, ...
qu80.mti-relays.com, 9 Dec 2010 [cached]
Professor Shimon Shokek, through his new approach to Kabbalah, suggests that the central ingredient in the light of world philosophy and contemporary psychological theories? How has it sustained the life and destiny of the Jewish people, shaping their fate and identity? Thus, he introduces Kabbalah as a spiritual Jewish way of living, an Art of Being opens an accessible and lively avenue of debate, for both the academic student and the interested general reader. It considers in depth the Kabbalistic theme of Creation. Professor Shokek asks: -- what is the Kabbalistic meaning of Creation, mysticism, communion with God, language and speech, the human soul, messianism and repentance. Professor Shimon Shokek, through his new approach to Kabbalah, suggests that the central ingredient in the Kabbalistic theme of Creation. Professor Shokek asks: -- what is the Kabbalistic theme of Creation.
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