BioZohara Hieronimus D.H.L.

J. Zohara Meyerhoff Hieronimus is an award winning radio broadcaster, a social justice and environmental activist, author, and pioneer in Holistic Health Care.

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Her three books reveal information from ancient texts, scientists and researchers, and spiritual pioneers that can help us be a more fully realized people at peace with our planet.

The Future of Human Experience
Visionary Thinkers on the Science of Consciousness

Examines not just what futurists envision for humanity based on current trends in medicine, science, earth history, robotics and other areas of life, but what kinds of wild cards or unknown events could dramatically alter humankind’s course on Earth.

Kabbalistic Teachings of the Female Prophets
The Seven Holy Women of Ancient Israel

The seven prophetesses of Israel--Sarah, Miriam, Devorah, Chanah, Avigail, Chuldah, and Esther--lived between 1800 and 350 BCE. Their combined lives reflect a kabbalistic path of spiritual evolution that is as pertinent to our lives today as it was for the biblical communities in which they lived.

This book presents the kabbalistic teachings of these holy women and what they reveal about the initiatory path of individual development and redemption. The seven prophetesses show that every person has a part to play in the repair of the world, and Hieronimus gives a practical set of maps and spiritual guidelines for that journey.

Sanctuary of the Divine Presence
Hebraic Teachings on Initiation and Illumination

Exploring the kabbalistic initiatory teachings within the Chassidic tradition of Judaism and the lives and writings of the Hebrew prophets, she reveals how our physical and spiritual worlds are not separate but interdependent, one affecting the other, often in unexpected and sometimes miraculous ways. Examining the ten-part system of Kabbalah’s Tree of Life as reflected in the holy design of the Hebrews’ first Sanctuary, Hieronimus shows how the Tree of Life’s ten sefirot correspond to the Torah’s prophetic Ten Songs of Creation; to alchemical ritual practices of fire, water, air, and earth; and to specific parts of the body, emotions, and aspects of the soul. Starting from Malchut (Kingdom) at the bottom of the Tree of Life and ascending to Keter (Crown) at the top, the author discusses related biblical and scholarly texts and traditional Hebrew practices and teachings that can lead to spiritual enlightenment, illumination, and peace, allowing each of us to become a sanctuary for God’s presence through self-refinement, ritual devotion, and prayer, as practiced since biblical times.

Host of Talk Radio Programs, 1992-present

The Zoh Show (1992-2001) was a daily call-in and interview program with a focus on current events, foreign affairs and whistle blowing on corruptionairing on WCBM Radio, WOLB Radio, and The Liberty Works Radio Network.

Future Talk (2001-08) was in interview program featuring leaders and mavericks in all academic disciplines focusing on the new paradigm sciences, spiritual exploration and consciousness. Aired nationwide on the Business Talk Radio Network and on WVIE Radio in Baltimore.

Clear View (2006-08), a weekly interview program focused on organizationsand individuals in Maryland working in culture, the arts, education, recreation, community service, history and places to visit, and aired on WCBM and WVIE in Baltimore.

Zohara currently co-hosts 21st Century Radio ( with her husband Dr. Bob Hieronimus, who launched the show in 1988, first on WFBR in Baltimore, then on over 100 stations nationwide on the American Radio Network and currently on WCBM 680 in Baltimore Sunday nights 8-10 PM Eastern. Zoh and Bob seek out the leading scholars in the alternatives of scientific, social, environmental, and mystical explorations, and other subjects that contribute to peaceful planetary development.

The Ruscombe Mansion Community Health Center

In 1984 Zoh founded the Ruscombe Mansion Community Health Center in Baltimore, Maryland, where she serves as Executive Director. It is one of the oldest outpatient integrative and holistic health care facilities of its kind in America, offering acupuncture, homeopathy, massage, herbal treatments and more to the region.


A student of Chassidut and Kabbalah, Zohara is a women’s instructor on the inner teachings of the Alef- Beit, (the Hebrew alphabet), and the Kabbalistic Tree of Life as seen through the lives of the seven prophetesses of Israel. Since 1977, Zoh has partnered with her husband in numerous projects in Egypt, Israel, Great Britain, and the United States.

In 1990 Dr. Bob and Zoh incorporated Hieronimus & Co., Inc. to serve as a media research service, providing story and guest ideas and materials to television, newspapers and radio worldwide. Their work has been featured on ABC World News Tonight, CNN, C-SPAN, PBS, The Larry King Show, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post.

Zohara Meyerhoff Hieronimus Awarded Doctorate of Humane Letters from Saybrook University

On June 13, 2010, Zohara Meyerhoff Hieronimus received a Doctorate of Humane Letters from the esteemed Saybrook University in San Francisco.  This honor is bestowed for her contributions to social service and her two and a half decades-long commitment to the health and social justice of our region.  Her research into the female prophets of ancient Israel, published in 2008 by Inner Traditions as Kabbalistic Teachings of the Female Prophets, also weighed heavily into their decision.

Dr. Stanley Krippner, executive faculty member and professor of psychology at Saybrook, told us that Zohara was the very first person to receive this particular honor from Saybrook, and that she was selected over 28 of the world's top researchers as their first designee.

When she founded the Ruscombe Mansion Community Health Center in 1984, it was the only holistic outpatient center of its kind. Today, over 25 years later, we rejoice to see wellness centers in many neighborhoods, and even in many hospitals.

Long a pioneer in many fields, Zohara is currently working on a sequel to her last book on the holy women of ancient Israel. It deals with creating the place and atmosphere for prophecy and intuition to occur, and will be published by Inner Traditions in 2011. Learn more here:

Saybrook University described their decision to grant this diploma to Zohara by saying she “represented a substantial body of work and high achievement in disciplines that embrace our values and principles.”  Learn more about Saybrook University here:

…excerpts from the Saybrook University nomination materials are included below:


Ms. Hieronimus is an award winning radio broadcaster, published author, social justice and environmental activist, and pioneer in championing mind/body, holistic health care. She hosted the longest aired “whistle blowers” radio program in American broadcast history (1992-2001), and exposed many individuals and groups who were subverting the public trust. In 2008, a Brazilian organization, the Peace and You Movement, made her an Award Laureate for her contributions to peace and health in the United States.  In 1984, she founded (and still serves as Executive Director) the Ruscombe Mansion Community Health Center, which serves east coast clients with holistic health care services and programs. Ms. Hieronimus received The Garland of Excellence Award in 2005 from a Sir Paul McCartney-sanctioned Charity, the Garland Appeal, for her and Ruscombe's two decades of service.

Other awards include the Daughters of the American Revolution Award for Media Programming on the U.S. Constitution (1993), the Defenders of Liberty Award for Media Profiling of Founders of the Republic (1995), the Maryland State Legislature Citation for Public Service (1997), the Judicial Watch Award for Excellence in Broadcasting (2000), the Best of Baltimore Award for Best Radio Show (2001), and the Golden Web Award for Excellence in Media (2001).

In partnership with her husband Saybrook alumnus Robert R. Hieronimus, Ph.D., she has participated in numerous humanitarian projects in Egypt, Israel, Great Britain, and the United States. They are co-founders of Hieronimus & Co., a media resource company. Ms. Hieronimus co-founded the A-Z Kabbalah Institute, where she has been a instructor on the inner teachings of the Alef- Beit, (the Hebrew alphabet), and the Kabbalistic Tree of Life as seen through the lives of the seven female prophets of Israel. These prophets were the focus of her 2008 book, The Kabbalistic Teachings of the Female Prophets, Seven Holy Women of Ancient Israel, published by Inner Traditions.

Dr. Zohara Hieronimus posing with Saybrook executive faculty member and internationally known humanistic psychologist, Dr. Stanley Krippner


The two doctoral honorees at Saybrook University June 2010, Milton Schwebel and Zohara Hieronimus.  Schwebel is a founder of what has become the field of peace psychology, and the former Dean of Rutgers Graduate school of Professional and Applied Psychology.

Drawing upon her lifelong participation in cutting-edge arts and sciences, global economics, environmental activism, and community organization, Ms. Hieronimus has hosted national, regional, and local radio programs for 25 years. e.g., The Zoh Show, Future Talk, Clear View, The Children’s Corner. Her artwork is featured in public shows and her digital photography is archived on-line in various forums. Examples can be found on her website:

We now have two doctors in the family!  Dr. Bob and Dr. Zoh Hieronimus walk in the graduation procession at Saybrook University June 13, 2010.  Bob is an ’81 graduate from Saybrook.



From a 1986 Baltimore Sun article

The mystical depth of Zohara’s book and the correlations between the seven prophetesses and the Kabbalistic Tree of Life were greatly intriguing to Reggae scion Ziggy Marley seen here reading it during his 2008 tour.