• At Our Rebbe's Seder Table

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    When he came to Reubeni for instructions on how to proceed. They are but a figure of speech showing the Divine immanence in all cosmic phenomena, in all the grades of man's spiritual and moral achievement. When non-Jews ask about Judaism, they commonly ask questions like: What is the nature of God? Aberhaph," which is apparently in error. (Scholem, Kabbalah, 66.) "R. Based on this, some translators propose “roof.” Others use “window,” “skylight,” or simply “opening.” Each translation presents a problem in that we already have elsewhere in the Hebrew Scriptures other words for these objects.
  • The Woman's Kabbalah

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    He was not, however, an ecstatic -- he believed in loving God from a respectful distance. When one shard flew out a few inches from my fingertips, I dove to catch it and put it back in its place. Weinstock (Jerusalem: Mosad ha-Rav Kook. 1:26): “Thus it has been explained that the matter of the image (selem) is the form of intellect (surat sekhel).. . p. Is that not the same as if it was in the Torah itself?" In the Zohar and its antecedents.unprecedented dynamism and imaginative force. a new aesthetic of language reaching toward birth. if we are to believe at least some of the Kabbalists’ own claims about the oral reception of their esoteric tradition.
  • Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism

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    Mercy, as the active masculine principle, is the life-giving, ever-productive because ever-forgiving power innate in man and the universe. This form of mysticism, akin to gnosis--the secret knowledge claimed by Gnosticism, a Hellenistic religious and philosophical movement--but purged, or almost purged, of the dualism that characterizes the latter, is what is commonly known as Kabbala (literally tradition) (Milligram). It is really a continuation of the old stream of Talmudic and Midrashic thought with the admixture of extraneous elements picked up, as was inevitable, by the stream's course through many lands--elements the commingling of which must have, in many ways, transformed the original colour and nature of the stream.
  • Inside Time: A Chassidic Perspective on the Jewish Calendar,

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    Horwitz’s insightful introductions and commentary accompany readings in the Talmud and Zohar and writings by Ba'al Shem Tov, Rav Kook, Abraham Joshua Heschel, and others. Since then, the Jewish community has become much more alert. Just as scholars have linked Lurianic Kabbalah's doctrine to the recent past of the Spanish Expulsion, so they have also connected them to the fervent messianism of the 16th and 17th centuries, which culminated in the mass movement of Sabbetai Tzvi, a messianic figure who at the height of his popularity had over one third of the European Jewish community as his followers.
  • Path Of The Just: English Edition

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    This series of works on practical kabbalah was an encyclopedia of all the known occult and magical lore of the day. It begins on page 456 of the 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia, and goes to page 479. All of creation begins and ends with the Person and work of Yeshua our Messiah, who is the First and Last... The lower occurrence corresponds to the higher." Their teachings still form the basis of kabbalah philosophy today. In the very first paragraph, it cites "the influence of Neoplatonic and Neopythagorean philosophy" that went into Kabbalah.
  • God Wears Lipstick Card Deck: Inspirations from Karen Berg

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    It states that God created and destroyed many worlds before this one, until God created this world and declared, “This one pleases me, those did not.” The twentieth-century rabbi, Kalonymus Kalman Shapira, who died in the Warsaw ghetto, directly links the Ari’s myth to the prior worlds: At the time of creation, God created worlds and destroyed them. Alex "came to Cynthia and claimed their marriage was over," the friend said. "That was news to her.
  • Vedas 9: Digital Age Edition

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    W. 213. 232. 224n32 Haverim Maqshivim. 194. viii. Ibid.” in The Jewish Family: Metaphor and Memory. pp. Hence, the Cabala teaches that the infinite light contracted and retired its infinityin order that the finite might become existent; or, in other words, the infinite appears as the sum of finite things. How did it affect them? (c) What was the most emotionally or spiritually difficult part of this material?
  • Journey of the Soul - VaYoshet HaMelech L'Esther (CHS)

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    According to Jewish tradition dating from the 13th century, this knowledge has come down as a revelation to elect saints from a remote past, and preserved only by a privileged few. This is a remarkable website covering in a concise yet substantial manner the spectrum of the major facets of Biblical interpretation. I believe that without a working knowledge of Torah in Hebrew as a prerequisite to Kabbalah study, it would be akin to a layman with only a high school level of physics knowledge claiming to be able to grasp the intricacies of Quantum physics because they read a popular text on the topic and follow a guru scientist.
  • Seeing God: Ten Life-Changing Lessons of the Kabbalah

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    With many illustrations from Biblical personalities and Kabbalistic theory, he shows how today�s Jewish couple can actualize these ideals in their daily life through the threefold process of establishing an effective relationship, fostering togetherness, and finally, merging in true oneness. Psychoanalysis and Kabbalah: The Masculine and Feminine in Lurianic Kabbalah (Los Angeles: Cherub. Dozens of his books are available at amazon.com. Rudolf Otto reserved the term “numinous experience” for experiences allegedly of a reality perceived of as “wholly other” than the subject, producing a reaction of dread and fascination before an incomprehensible mystery (Otto, 1957).
  • The Kabbalah & Magic of Angels

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    Jews are unique because their soul is presumed to be of a higher level of existence than the souls of all other humans. anthropology. who is considered as “Daughter. It is based upon the gratuitous assumption that the Old Testament, and all the theological and religious literature produced by Jews in subsequent ages, as well as the general synagogue ritual, the public and private religious worship of the Jew--that all these are grounded on the unquestioning assumption of an exclusively transcendent God.
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