All of these videos and podcasts are free.
Zohar and Kabbalah
Gems of the Zohar – two series of three talks each
Click on the link below, then click on "Media," "CSP YouTube," and then in the search bar, type in “Gems of the Zohar.”
Shekhinah (The Feminine Aspect of God) in the Kabbalah (begins with an intro to Zohar)
Introduction to the Ten Sefirot
The opening shiur (lesson) of the English Zohar course (January 16, 2019). Here I provide a brief introduction to the Ten Sefirot, and then we explore a passage near the beginning of the Zohar, in The Zohar: Pritzker Edition, Vol. 1, pp. 5-7.
Ayin - Mystical Nothingness
The texts taught in the above video are available (along with other files) here:
Meditating on a Candle
From the English Zohar course
Zohar 1:50b-51a; The Zohar: Pritzker Edition, Vol. 1, pp. 282-284
Inviting the Ushpizin (Guests) into the Sukkah
From the English Zohar course
Zohar 3:103b-104a; The Zohar: Pritzker Edition, Vol. 8, pp. 163-168.
Aramaic Zohar Course (two samples
Series 2, Shiur 4, February 24, 2022)
Series 3, Shiur 5, June 16, 2022)
God and the Big Bang
Romemu, NYC, November 6, 2016
(To avoid chatter and such, start at 1:20)
Temple Beth El, Houston, January 12, 2012
Finding God in the Material World
For Chabad at Oxford University, November 3, 2022
Becoming Elijah: Prophet of Transformation
Jewish Studies channel of the New Books Network podcast:
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks Book Prize podcast (a conversation between Daniel Matt and Dr. Shira Weiss), released on November 30, 2022:
Elijah is Coming to the Passover Seder... But Who is He?
Judaism Unbound, March 30, 2023
A conversation about Becoming Elijah between Daniel Matt and Barry Holtz at an event sponsored by the Center for Jewish History, in Manhattan, March 3, 2022:
A conversation between Daniel Matt and Estelle Frankel, sponsored by Chochmat HaLev, in Berkeley, March 31, 2022.
A talk by Daniel Matt on Becoming Elijah, sponsored by New Lehrhaus, in Berkeley, Sunday, April 3, 2022.
The texts taught in the above video are available here:
A conversation between Daniel Matt and Rabbi Dr. Alon Goshen-Gottstein, founder and director of the Elijah Interfaith Institute, centered in Jersualem, September 1, 2022
Three sessions on Elijah August 2022
Orange County Jewish Community Scholar Program (CSP)
Part 1, Elijah in the Bible - LINK
Part 2, Elijah in the Rabbinic Imagination - LINK
Part 3, Elijah in the Kabbalah, the Seder, and more – LINK
Three shiurim on Becoming Elijah (Hebrew and English Texts)
Drisha Institute for Jewish Education, September 2022
Videos of all three shiurim (under the events tab or the videos tab):
and on their YouTube channel:
The Rabbi Jonathan Sacks Book Prize event, March 26, 2023, at Kehilath Jeshurun, NYC. This is a conversation between Daniel Matt and Dr. Shira Weiss on Becoming Elijah.
The Sacks Book Prize was established by Yeshiva University in honor of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks. Rabbi Sacks was a British Orthodox rabbi, philosopher and theologian who served as the Chief Rabbi of Great Britain from 1991-2013.
A conversation between Daniel Matt and Abby Pogrebin on the Jewish Broadcasting Service, April 3, 2023
A lecture on Elijah (in Bible, Talmud, Midrash, New Testament, Kabbalah and Hasidism) at the Calvary Presbyterian Church, San Francisco, November 13, 2023. The talk was co-sponsored by Congregation Emanu-El as a prelude to a concert featuring Mendelssohn’s Oratorio “Elijah."
The texts taught in this video are available here: