Rabbi David Nesson, spiritual leader of Morristown Jewish Center–Beit Yisrael, will teach a fascinating three-part series called "The Essence of Kabbalah"--Jewish mysticism--on Thursdays, March 1, 8, and 15, at noon, at the law offices of Meyer Rosenthal, 161 Washington St., in Morristown.

The program, which is sponsored by National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), West Morris Section, is free of charge and open to all NCJW members and prospective members. Attendees should bring a bag lunch (no meat, please). Coffee and cake will be served.

The topics will be:

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* March 1: "What is Kabbalah? The History and Development of the Mystical Way--Merkavah, Sefer Yetzira, Zohar"

* March 8: "The Basic Ideas--Sefirot, Tzimtzum,Tikkun"

* March 15: "The Mystical Way--Devaykut, Kavanah and Mystical Practice Today"

NCJW, West Morris, Our Jewish World co-chairs are Melanie Levitan and Ellen Nesson, both of Morristown.

To register, please e-mail ncjwwestmorris@gmail.com.