Daniel C. Matt served as Professor of Jewish Spirituality at the Graduate
Theological Union in Berkeley from 1979-2000. He has taught at Stanford
University and the <!g>Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He is one of the worlds
leading authorities on <!g>Kabbalah. He has published ten books, including: Zohar:
The Book of <!g>Enlightenment, The Essential Kabbalah: The Heart of Jewish
Mysticism (translated into seven languages) and God and the <!g>Big Bang:
Discovering Harmony between Science and Spirituality. After living in
Jerusalem for four years, Dr. Matt returned to the East Bay where he continues
to work on the immense project of translating and annotating Sefer ha-Zohar,
the masterpiece of Kabbalah. So far, he has completed six volumes of The
Zohar: Pritzker Edition (Stanford University Press), covering approximately
half of the Zohar. For this work, Daniel has been honored with a National
Jewish Book Award and a Koret Jewish Book Award. The Koret award called his
translation a monumental contribution to the history of Jewish thought. Dr.
Matt has been featured in Time Magazine, and has appeared on National Public
Radio and the History Channel. Daniel lives in Berkeley with his wife Hana.
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