#89 Arab Jewish Mysticism

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Hadar Cohen shares her deep connection to her Middle Eastern Jewish ancestry and the intertwining of mysticism and activism in her work. She discusses the complexity of her Arab Jewish identity and the impact of colonialism on the narrative of Arab Jews. Hadar also delves into the weaponization of trauma and the need for a multi-religious, secular society in a free Palestine. The conversation covers a wide range of topics, including the concept of Zionism, the intersection of science and spirituality and her Jewish Mysticism School.

Hadar Cohen is an Arab Jewish scholar, mystic and artist whose work focuses on multi-religious spirituality, politics, social issues, and community building. She is the founder of Malchut, a spiritual skill-building school teaching Jewish mysticism and direct experience of God. She teaches and consults in a variety of settings and formats, from one-on-one coaching to online group classes and in-person retreats.  Her podcast, Hadar’s Web, features community conversations on spirituality, healing, justice, and art. Hadar is a 10th-generation Jerusalemite with lineage roots also in Syria, Kurdistan, Iraq and Iran. Subscribe to her Substack for access to her latest writings, offerings, and media appearances. hadarcohen.me or malchut.one.  // @hadarcohen32


  • 00:00 – Introduction
  • 02:52 – Ancestral Lineage
  • 10:04 – Arab Judaism 
  • 17:42 – Colonialism and Spiritual Division
  • 21:15 – Zionist, Trauma, and the Empire Mind Virus
  • 30:01 – Vision for a Secular Multi-religious Palestine
  • 33:49 –  Science and Spiritually in Arab Culture
  • 40:28 – Modernity and Religion
  • 49:51 – Malchut Mysticism school
  • 55:37 – Upcoming Retreats

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