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PTIKHA LeHOKHMAT HaKABBALAH by Baal HaSulam with the comments of Rabash (Part Fifteen)-He’i(5) Partzufim Atzilut and the notion M”A and Bo”N in each of those Spiritual Structures.

In Letter K’uf-H’af(120) Baal haSulam says that the level of M”A haH’adash unfolds in a whole new world, the way it goes with the world of Nekkudim, and the reason for that is the double nature of Massakh( 1-the level … Continue reading

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TALMUD. The 24rd Massekhet – Sanhedrin

In contrast to its name, Tractate Sanhedrin is not solely focused on laws relating to the Jewish court system, rather it is the Tractate of the Jewish State. Massekhet Sanhedrin deals with a broad range of issues that arise in … Continue reading

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PTIKHA LeHOKHMAT HaKABBALAH by Baal HaSulam with the comments of Rabash (Part Fourteen)- The World of Correction and New(form) of M”A which comes into being(from the spiritual level called)Metzakh(forehead) deA”K

In letter Ku’f -Y’ud Bet(112) Baal haSulam says that from the beginning of Ptikha and up till this letter we have discussed 4 First Partzufim(spiritual formations) deA”K(Adam Kadmon):The 1st Partzuf deA”K is called Galgalta(crown), where Zivug deAka’a(spiritual interaction) is performed … Continue reading

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TALMUD. The 23rd Massekhet – Bava Batra

Massekhet Bava Batra – the “last gate” – is the third and final section of Massekhet Nezikin, the large tractate that deals with financial matters. Bava Batra differs from its predecessors, Bava Kamma and Bava Metzia, in two ways that … Continue reading

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PTIKHA LeHOKHMAT HaKABBALAH by Baal HaSulam with the comments of Rabash (Part Thirteen)- Shattering of the Vessels and their fall to the world of ABY”yA

In letter Ku’f-Alef (101) Baal haSulam says that after we have discussed the ascend of Ma”N and the meaning of Seffirat Da’at, which are the vessels of Panim(=activated part) deZa”T( of 7 lower seffirot) deNekkudim, which ascend to Av”A with … Continue reading

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TALMUD. The 22nd Massekhet – Bava Metzia

Tractate Bava Metzia (“The Middle Gate”) is actually one section of an ancient Talmudic tractate – Massekhet Nezikin – which deals with issues of civil law, and was eventually divided into three parts (bavot, or “gates”). As is true of … Continue reading

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TALMUD. The 21th Massekhet – Bava Kamma

Massekhet Bava Kamma (“The first gate”) was once part of a large tractate that was made up of the first three massekhtot in Seder Nezikim (“The Order of Damages”). These “three gates” together deal with monetary matters and they encompass … Continue reading

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PTIKHA LeHOKHMAT HaKABBALAH by Baal HaSulam with the comments of Rabash (Part Twelve)-the Meaning of Ascend of Ma”N deZ”T deNekkudim to Av”A including the explanation of the meaning of Seffirat haDa’at

In letter Tzadik-Bet(92) Baal haSulam says that as a result of H”T(He’i Tata’a =Malkhut) ascend to Nikve’i Eina’im(orbits of eyes) the process known by the name of Tzimtzum Bet takes place, which brings with it the formation of the world … Continue reading

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Rav Avraham Yitzhak HaCohen Kook

Rav Kook’s “inclusion of anmals in the fullest unfolding of morality”6 can be attributed to various aspects of his personality and his thought, Certainly his self-described love for all existence, and his evident compassion for all of God’s creatures, explain … Continue reading

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TALMUD. The 20th Massekhet – Kiddushin

As we approach the end of Seder Nashim – the “Order of Women” in the Mishna – we conclude our discussion of the various obligations and responsibilities involved in the marital relationship with the rules and regulations relating to the … Continue reading

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