The Unifications of the Emotive Sefirot – GalEinai …

The Unifications of the Emotive Sefirot Jews Count. Once the Rebbe Rashab, the fifth Lubavitcher Rebbe, heard his disciples repeating a saying that had been handed down in tradition from generation to generation—that Jews are always counting.

Mystical Messianism | My Jewish Learning

The well-known scholar of mysticism Gershom Scholem linked mysticism with messianism when he posited a direct connection between the proliferation of Isaac Luria’s kabbalah with the 17th-century messianic movement of Sabbatai Zevi. According to Lurianic theology, its adherents should devote their …

Demons, Demonology – Jewish Virtual Library

A demon is an evil spirit, or devil, in the ordinary English usage of the term. This definition is, however, only approximate. In polytheistic religions the line between gods and demons is a shifting one: there are both good demons and gods who do evil. In monotheistic systems, evil spirits may be …

ELUL: The Month of Elul According to Sefer Yetzirah …

According to Sefer Yetzirah, each month of the Jewish year has a letter of the Hebrew alphabet, a zodiac sign, one of the twelve tribes of Israel, a sense, and a controlling limb of the body that correspond to it.

Intermediate Level Kabbalah: Text, Audio, and Video …

The Unifications of the Emotive Sefirot (Video coming soon…) There are 3 different unifications found between the 7 lower, or emotive sefirot. These unifications are dependent on 3 different types of unification between the intellectual sefirot, particularly

Rabbi Moshe Cordovero (1522-1570) – “The Ramak” – Jewish …

One of the greatest of all Kabbalists was Rabbi Moshe Cordovero. He was born in 1522 in Safed, the city that was soon to become famed as a center of Kabbalah. At a young age, he already gained a reputation as an extroardinary genius. Besides his knowledge in Kabbalah, he was a Talmudic scholar and …

Ki Tisa in a Nutshell – Texts & Summaries – Parshah

The people of Israel are told to each contribute exactly half a shekel of silver to the Sanctuary. Instructions are also given regarding the making of the Sanctuary’s water basin, anointing oil and incense. “Wise-hearted” artisans Betzalel and Aholiav are placed in charge of the Sanctuary’s …

Creation of the World – Jewish History

On the third day, G‑d put the earth into good shape. At His command the waters of the earth gathered together at certain places. The waters formed seas and oceans, lakes and rivers, so that in other parts, the dry land became visible. At G‑d’s further command, the earth was made to produce all …

The Jewish Home: Chapter 5 – Five Levels of the Soul – An …

The five levels of the soul are called nefesh, ruach, neshama, chaya, yechida. The yechida reflects itself in the nefesh. This is revealed in the relation between Mashiach and King David.Each of the five levels of the soul correspond to a general soul root. The Arizal explains that the general soul root of the nefesh in all of Am Yisrael is King David.

Lech Lecha- Parshah – Weekly Torah Portion

There was once a person who was traveling from place to place and he saw a palace in flames. Said he: “Can it be that there is no master to this palace?” So the owner of the palace looked out to him and said to him: “I am the master of the Palace.” By the same token, because Abraham would go around …