Dr. Hartley Lachter, Director of the Berman Center for Jewish Studies, has written a new book:

Kabbalistic Revolution

"This book is an exceptionally fresh and significant contribution. It is an important corrective to the tendancy to sublimate social history to the history of ideas."
-- Marc Michael Epstein, Vassar College

"Lachter's work is a compelling and important study of the manner in which Kabbalah responded to political and cultural pressures in Castile at a time of striking proliferation of kabbalistic literature."
-- Jonathan Dauber, professor of Jewish mysticism, Yeshiva University  

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Hartley Lachter Discusses his Research