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Dr. Shimon Shokek

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Professor of Jewish Philosophy

Baltimore Hebrew Institute at Towson University

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  • Ph.D.
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Reporting on Judaism | ReligionLink, 29 Mar 2014 [cached]
Shimon Shokek
Shimon Shokek is a professor of Jewish philosophy and mysticism at Baltimore Hebrew Institute at Towson University. He has written about Jewish mysticism, including the Kabbalah.
Temple Emanuel, at 909 Berrymans Lane, ..., 3 Feb 2004 [cached]
Temple Emanuel, at 909 Berrymans Lane, is hosting Dr. Shimon Shokek on Feb. 11 to speak on "The Emergence of Jewish Mysticism and the Symbolism of Kabbalah."Shokek is a professor of Jewish philosophy and mysticism at Baltimore Hebrew University.
Beth Am Synagogue | Calendar Home page, 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, 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.
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.
Shokek, who studied Jewish mysticism and Kabbalah at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, says he has reached only the ,tip of the iceberg.,
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.
According to Shokek, the heightened interest, especially among the rich and famous, seems logical.
Her artistic work in the ..., 1 Jan 2008 [cached]
Her artistic work in the symbolism of Kabbalah represents a sensitive and exceptional talent, and it is therefore, a timely accomplishment in Jewish Art," said Shimon Shokek, professor of Jewish Philosophy and Kabbalah at Baltimore Hebrew University.
Livne uses bold, bright colors in wide strokes.To this, she adds fabric, paper and other items in a layering technique.
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