Kabbalah 101 – aish.com

Kabbala #20: Netzach and Hod: Means to an End. by Rabbi Shimon Leiberman. Just like a loving parent may seem cruel when harshly disciplining a child in order to instill good values, the “tactical” sefirot of netzach and hod are often not what they seem.

Kabbala #1: What Is Kabbalah? – aish.com

Kabbala is the Torah’s expression of the way the world works. Removed from its source, it’s a lot of rubbish. (First in a series.) Most people have heard something or other about Kabbalah. But it is highly unlikely that what is going around in the general marketplace posing as Kabbalah is anywhere …

kabbalah Videos – torahcafe.com

The Power of Kabbalah (2:52). Don’t take out of life, receive from it. To learn more with Rabbi David Aaron visit his website at: rabbidavidaaron.com.

The Book of Job Kabbalah and Science – torahcafe.com

In this lecture, renowned Kabbalist, Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburg, discusses the themes of pain and suffering associated with the Three Weeks of Mourning. Rabbi Ginsburg focuses on the story of Job and brings out these ideas through a detailed overview filled with fantastic insights into the finer points of the text. Rabbi Ginsburg also highlights the special role of the number 137, known in the …

Rabbi Laibl Wolf – torahcafe.com

For the past 32 years Rabbi Laibl Wolf has been a spiritual mentor and a worldwide teacher of the mystical side of Judaism. Laibl is a master of, and draws his teachings from, the 4,000-year-old, esoteric and encrypted texts of the Kabbalah which provides a guide to the mysteries of cosmic and human consciousness and which is the source for much of the “new age” wisdom that we are familiar …

Kabbala #22: Yesod: Foundation

The sefirah of yesod anchors the world to its spiritual bedrock. The word yesod means “foundation.” Why, indeed, is the term yesod used to describe this attribute? Let us first describe what is a foundation in the realm of construction. A person builds a big and imposing building. It may be made of …

Destruction of Joseph’s Tomb: A Kabbalistic View

Shechem — where Joseph was sold into slavery and later buried — is where redemption will begin with acts of destruction. How fitting it is that a rioting Arab mob destroyed Joseph’s Tomb after all these millennia. I am devastated by the loss of such a holy site, but I am also awed by the timing …

Kabbala #10: Chesed – The World is Built on Kindness

The fourth of the Ten Sefirot — chesed– precedes all others because it is the only one that is unconditional and unmotivated. In the earlier parts to these series, we have explored the meaning of the first three of the Ten Sefirot, which we described as the attributes of the “intellect.” We are …

Star of David: Ask the Rabbi Response

Why does the Jewish star have six points? The Encyclopedia of Judaica explained it is from King David’s time, and that it was shaped like the hexagon. This answer did not sit well with me. Perhaps you have other sources that explains it better? In modern times, the Star of David has become a premier …

Animal Souls: Ask the Rabbi Response

I have a dog that I love dearly. She has brought joy to my life and brought smiles to the faces of many. I’ve heard many people say that animals don’t have souls or that their souls are different from ours. When I look at my dog I feel as though her soul is on a higher level than a lot of people I …

Kabbala #3: The Ten Sefirot – aish.com

A Kabbalistic concept explaining the multiplicity of God’s manifestations in the world helps us see how God is truly One. The building blocks of Kabbalistic terminology are the Ten Sefirot. These are the ten emanations or “lights” through which God interacts with, and relates to, His world. When …

Kabbalistic Tu B’shvat Seder – aish.com

Blessed is the name of G-d,who give to the world his wissdom through every jwish who teach the Tora and the holy books,this seder is soo simple and soo pure,I have understand all those things that were in front of my eyes but I never saw,this seder have change my life for better,it made me to came back to the answer,to the light of G-d,Thank you for this wanderful seder on line.

The Soul #4 – To Catch a Thief

An in-depth, Kabbalistic view of the makeup of the soul, and the impact of sin. This article is a continuation of The Soul, Part 3: The Ten Sefirot of the Soul and The Soul, Part 2: What Do Souls Look Like.Both are prerequisite reading to this article. At times, the most promising method available …

Kabbala #24: Keter: The Sefirah that Isn’t

Before we close off the count of the sefirot, let us deal with a special sefirah that is not always counted together with the others: keter, “crown.”On those occasions that we include it in the sefirot we omit the sefirah of da’at.. What is keter, and why isn’t it normally included in the sefirot?. We have portrayed the sefirot as a chain of command starting with the idea and finishing with …

Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan – aish.com

Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan was a multi-faceted, prolific exponent of Jewish thought — skilled in both Kabbalah and Jewish law, as well as the natural sciences (he was listed in “Who’s Who in Physics”).

Spirituality

This Orthodox Female Teenager is a U.S. Ping Pong Champion. by Rabbi Shraga Simmons. Estee Ackerman is aiming for the 2020 Olympics, as long as Shabbat doesn’t conflict.

Kabbala #9: Daat – The Bridge Between Idea and Reality

The third of the Ten Sefirot — daat — allows flashes of inspiration, once processed, to be brought to fruition. We are now ready to understand the third of the Ten Sefirot dealing with the intellect — daat, “knowledge.” After we have the germ of the idea (chochmah) and have developed it fully …