The Research Institute for the Writings of Baal haSulam

The Research Institute for the Writings of Baal Hasulam for name of David Jonah Shaul was founded by Rabbi Abraham Brandwine, for the purpose of advancing and disseminating the teachings of the Kabbalist Rabbi Yehuda Leib Ashlag, of blessed memory.There is a basic necessity to present the overall picture of his entire lifework, in the field of Kabbala as well as the field of socio-economics, in particular, and science, in general, and to show that everything is based on principles of Kabbalistic wisdom. Rabbi Ashlag called for learning the order of reality from those principles on behalf of all humanity. Our aspiration is to create an awareness that the wisdom of the Kabbala contains the possibility of tikkun olam – fixing the world:

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4 Responses to The Research Institute for the Writings of Baal haSulam

  1. The Path of the Ladder : A Spiritual Biography of Rabbi Yehudah Lev Ashlag by Rabbi Avraham Mordecai Gottlieb:

  2. In 1921, Baal HaSulam immigrated to Israel and settled in the Old City of Jerusalem. The word of his coming quickly spread among Jews who emigrated from Poland, and he soon became known as authority in Kabbalah. Gradually, a group of students formed around him, attending Kabbalah lessons in the wee hours. Later on, Baal HaSulam moved from the Old City and settled in Givat Shaul, which was then a new neighborhood in Jerusalem, where for several years he served as the neighborhood rabbi.He documented the following vision he saw:

  3. Beit Hasulam (house of the ladder) is an Orthodox Jewish group dedicated to sharing and following the path of Baal Hasulam. The group engages in daily Torah, Chassidus and Kabbalah study along with regular farbrengans (joyous gatherings) all within the framework of Orthodox Judaism:

  4. The great and holy Tzaddik and Mekubal, Rabbi Yehuda Leib Ashlag of blessed memory foresaw the coming of World War II 20 years in advance. He was then only in his 30’s, and he began an effort to alert all the leading Rabbis and Roshei Yeshivot in Poland of the impending decree. He warned them that there was a very severe decree already signed in the Heavens against the Jewish people, and that a huge portion of the Jewish people were going to be erased from the world, G-d forbid. He told them that just like the Ramchal (Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto zt”l) had averted terrible decrees in his time by setting up all day long Zohar learning, so too the same had to be done in order to avert this terrible decree that was on the horizon:

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