MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:That scholar is, of course, Daniel Matt.
Now we'd like to tell you about an important Jewish text that will finally be available in English. In May, publishers will release the final volume of the first authoritative English translation of "The Zohar." Judy Silber from member station KALW in San Francisco tells us about the significance of this text and about the scholar who's dedicated nearly two decades to revealing its secrets.
For many, many past posts on the Zohar and on the English translation of it headed by Prof. Matt, start here and here and follow the links.