Kohelet: Life, Politics, Spirit

Kohelet: Life, Politics, Spirit

What is Kohelet (Ecclesiastes)? It’s a work of existential philosophy, about the meaning of life. A political critique, looking realistically at life under monarchy, and how one can safely resist abuses. And a work of spiritual wisdom, teaching about equanimity under stress.

Traditionally, Jews read this Biblical book each fall, during the holiday of Sukkot. Here is an in-depth introduction to the themes, style, and mysteries of the book. (35-minute video)

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