Tishby, Isaiah – Jewish Virtual Library

TISHBY, ISAIAH (1908–1992), scholar of *Kabbalah, *Shabbateanism, ethical Hebrew literature, and Ḥasidism.Born as Sándor Schwartz in Sanislo, Hungary, Tishby received a traditional rabbinic education but soon became interested in secular literature and scholarly work.

Reincarnation and Resurrection – Gate of Reincarnations

Yitzchok bar Chaim is the pseudonym of the translator, an American-born Jerusalem scholar who has studied and taught Kabbala for many years. He may be contacted through: webmaster@kabbalaonline.org.He translated the Ari’s work, “Shaar HaGilgulim;” his translation into English (but with much less extensive commentary than offered here).

Mind Over Heart? – Essays

Getting your mind to rule over your heart is a common theme in Jewish teachings. It’s also horribly misunderstood. Most people, when they hear about the mind ruling over the heart, imagine a cold, calculated and stuck-up neurotic. After all, the mind is all those things. Wouldn’t we much rather live …

Free Kabbalah Mp3s, Rabbi David Aaron – Judaism Online

Rabbi David Aaron is an astute visionary, a prolific, lucid writer and a soulful, invigorating educator. He is the founder and dean of Isralight, an international organization with centers and programs in Israel and throughout North America offering retreats, seminars, spiritual week-end getaways, intensive growth workshops, leadership training, trips and missions to Israel.

Vayelech- Parshah – Weekly Torah Portion – chabad.org

You stand upright this day, all of you, before the L-rd your G-d: your heads, your tribes, your elders, and your officers, and all the men of Israel; your little ones, your wives, and your stranger that is in your camp, from the hewer of your wood to the drawer of your water (Deuteronomy 29:9-10)

Ani LeDodi VeDodi Li, 5709 – Kabbalah, Chassidism and …

The first letters of the words of the verse,1 אני לדודי ודודי לי — “I am my Beloved’s and my Beloved is mine,” spell out the name אלול — Elul.2 The [spiritual service] that begins in Elul reflects that of “I am my Beloved’s,” i.e., an “arousal from below,” [an …

Human Healing – A Torah Model – Science

Exceptionally thoughtful view. This is the most comprehensive, with in depth knowledge and a wide scope overview I have seen on the topic. For a long time I have been a student of Torah, Kabbala and Chasidus (though limited by English, as well as healing and Spiritual PhythoEssencing.

Newlyweds – Marriage

The first day of the Sheva Brachot week is not necessarily a full 24 hours, for the day of the chupah is counted as the first day, even if the chupah was held shortly before the end of the day. Bear in mind that the Halachic day begins and ends with nightfall (see Days).Thus, if the chupah was held, for example, on Tuesday evening before nightfall, the Sheva Brachot week concludes at nightfall …

Vayikra – Leviticus – Chapter 10 (Parshah Shemini …

1And Aaron’s sons, Nadab and Abihu, each took his pan, put fire in them, and placed incense upon it, and they brought before the Lord foreign fire, which He had not commanded them. אוַיִּקְח֣וּ בְנֵי־אַֽ֠הֲרֹ֠ן נָדָ֨ב וַֽאֲבִיה֜וּא אִ֣ישׁ …

On Studying Chassidus – Kabbalah, Chassidism and Jewish …

A trilogy of Chasidic essays by Rabbi Yosef Y. Shneersohn of Lubavitch including: Some Aspects of Chabad Chasidism, On The Teachings of Chasidus and On Learning Chasidus. Kehot Publication Society and Merkos Publications, the publishing divisions of the Lubavitch movement, have brought Torah …

Ten Sefirot: Binah – Jewish Virtual Library

Translation Understanding, Discernment Description. Binah refers to the analytic, distinguishing aspects of God’s thought.. It is the uppermost feminine element in the Godhead, and is symbolized as the mother of the Shekhinah.Many of the symbols associated with Binah are therefore identical to those of the Shekhinah.

Basics in Kabbalah: Emet – GalEinai – Revealing the Torah …

Emet “Truth” E met is the spiritual state associated with the sefirah of yesod.. In the words of our sages, “the seal of God is truth.”The final letters of the three words that conclude the account of Creation–baraElokim la’asot (“God created to do” [Genesis 2:3])–spell emet.God created reality “to do,” which as interpreted by the sages means that it is incumbent upon us …

Do Jews Believe in Satan? | My Jewish Learning

Pronounced: TALL-mud, Origin: Hebrew, the set of teachings and commentaries on the Torah that form the basis for Jewish law. Comprised of the Mishnah and the Gemara, it contains the opinions of thousands of rabbis from different periods in Jewish history.

HaVaYaH – Jewish Knowledge Base

A deeper look at the meaning of Judaism’s ultimate declaration of faith “Hear O’ Israel…G-d is one”. Chassidus unlocks three levels and layers of meaning in the phrase ‘G-d is one’, which evokes the four-letter name of G-d ‘HaVaYaH’ (Tetragrammaton) (Base…

Blessing the New Moon – Contemporary Kabbalists

I have reproduced below the halachot-laws as well as advice regarding Birkat HaLevana [Blessing the New Moon] from compilation1 of the foremost Torah Sage, Rabbi Yosef Chaim of Bagdad – the Ben Ish Chai, known for his teachings on legal responsa as well as Kabbalah, with their translation.Afterwards, I present some other related halachic items. [We did not reproduce the text of the prayer or …

Ki Tisa- Parshah – Weekly Torah Portion – chabad.org

It’s all there in this week’s Torah reading: the 120-day version of the human story, the breaking of the Tablets, Moses’ heaven-shaking disputations with God, the disparity and parity of sin and sanctity…

Do Jews Believe In Angels? | My Jewish Learning

These supernatural beings appear widely throughout Jewish texts. Angels are supernatural beings that appear widely throughout Jewish literature. The Hebrew word for angel, mal’ach, means messenger, and the angels in early biblical sources deliver specific information or carry out some particular …