Tag Archives: Spiritual Wisdom

Preparing for Kabbalah

“I, the author, adjure on the great name of G‑d, anyone into whose hands these [kabbalistic] pamphlets fall, that he should read this introduction. If his soul desires to enter the chamber of this wisdom, he should accept upon himself … Continue reading

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Kabbalah Iyunit and Kabbalah Maasit (Contemplative and Practical Kabbalah)

Kabbalah Iyunit (or “Contemplative Kabbalah”), the category to which the majority of kabbalistic texts in circulation today belong, attempts to explain the process whereby, through the will of the one infinite G-d, the created finite realm came into being and … Continue reading

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Inspirational Articles by Rav Y Reuven Rubin Shlita

Hashem’s Words are not simply another bit of knowledge. They are your life. If you are drowning and someone throws you a lifeline, I doubt that you will let it go, especially if the waters threaten to engulf you at … Continue reading

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The Introduction to the Wisdom of Kabbalah( Ptikha leHokhmat haKabbalah) starts with the PREFACE written by Baal haSulam which says that we find in Zohar, in the Book Va’yikra, Parashat Tazti’a, page Mem(40), the explanation which says that all the worlds, … Continue reading

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In letter Alef (1) Baal haSulam gives us the expression of the Sages which says that there is no even a blade of grass down in this world that doesn’t have an Angel above it which beats it and says … Continue reading

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Da’at Tevunot — The Knowing Heart Prologue translated and commented by Rav Yaakov Feldman 1. I dare say that there’s nothing we seriously misconstrue as much as we do G-d. We’re either too naןve about Him (i.e., picturing Him sitting in … Continue reading

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Measurements of the Ark

The Zohar teaches that prior to the sin of eating from the tree of knowledge, the serpent was known merely as the letter “chet.” After it successfully enticed Chava to sin, Adam added to its name the letter “nun” from … Continue reading

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Raven – Nevermore? by Rav Ari Kahn

Noach(Genesis 6:9-11:32) …”Prophet!” said I, “thing of evil! – prophet still, if bird or devil! Whether Tempter sent, or whether tempest tossed thee here ashore, Desolate yet all undaunted, on this desert land enchanted, On this home by horror haunted … Continue reading

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Introduction to the Book of Zohar

In the first letter of the introduction to the book of Zohar( rav Gottlieb edition p.samekh-tet, letter Alef), Baal HaSulam writes that a lot of ink was used to try to explain and to answer the eternal questions of existence, … Continue reading

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Mystical Concepts in Chassidism

This is a small but extremely powerful book – Mystical Concepts in Chassidism: An Introduction to Kabbalistic Concepts and Doctrines I found it very useful and would like to endorse it. There are not many books like these in English … Continue reading

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