2007 Ruderman – Idel

Rabbi prof. David B. Ruderman is Joseph Meyerhoff Professor of Modern Jewish History at the University of Pennsylvania. From 194-2014 he was Director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. View his biography.






On 15 April 2007 David Ruderman gave a lecture called In Search of Saviors: The Messianic Movement of Shabbetai Zevi and its Significance for Contemporary Jews.
Listen to the lecture (mp3)


Moshe Idel

Professor-emeritus Moshe Idel was during 2007 Max Cooper professor of Jewish Thought at the Department of Jewish Thought at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He is regarded as one of the most prominent scholars of Kabbala and Jewish mysticism in the world of today.







On 8 July 2007 Moshe Idel spoke to a limited and privileged audience in the Jewish Historical Museum about Kabbalah and Philosophy in 17th Century Amsterdam: R. Abraham Cohen Herrera and R. Menashe ben Israel.

His talk gives an excellent overview of the world of Jewish Thought through the ages, as background to the role this played in Kabbalah and Kabbalah in Amsterdam.
Listen to the lecture (mp3)