Kabbalah is the soul of Torah. Kabbalah is the study of the soul: The human soul, and the soul of Torah, and the soul of everything in the material world.
“There are many layers to reality. The material world experience as we know it is just the surface level, within which exist many dimensions of spiritual energy waiting to be released. By appreciating these inner layers, we can learn to make order out of disorder, to gain insight into the unknown forces that determine all movement and behavior.” — From Toward a Meaningful Life by Rabbi Simon Jacobson
Since according to basic Jewish law (halacha), a woman can make kiddush and a man can light Shabbos candles, why is the custom for women to light the candles?Read More
Cracks in our systems shake us up; but a crack also exposes what lies within. We can be demoralized by the cracks or we can attempt to look between the cracks and see an emerging larger picture.Read More
Kabbalah is a word in Hebrew that means literally, “reception,” to receive. This refers to the reception of student from teacher in a long, unbroken chain of esoteric teachings of Jewish mysticism, the most classical text of Kabbalah known to most people being the Zohar, authored by Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai who lived approximately 2,000 years ago.Read More