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Nathan Wolski is a scholar of the Jewish mystical tradition with a special focus on the Zohar, the 13th century classic of medieval Kabbalah. He is the author of A Journey into the Zohar: An Introduction to the Book of Radiance (SUNY, 2010); the translator of The Zohar: Pritzker Edition, vols 10 and 12 (with Joel Hecker) (Stanford Uni Press, 2016, 2017); and most recently Kabbalistic Yiddish: Aaron Zeitlin's Mystical-Messianic Poetics (Cherub Press, 2020). He has written numerous studies on diverse aspects of the Zohar, and translated Melila Hellner-Eshed's seminal book, A River Flows From Eden: The Language of Mystical Experience in the Zohar (Stanford Uni Press, 2009). His current research project "Esotericism and Exotericism in Early Modern Ashkenaz" explores the tranmission of Kabbalah through Yiddish texts of the late 17th and early 18th centuries.

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