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
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
Theme: Who You Are When No One Is Looking
What is the driving force inside you? Is it Freud’s Id, or is there something more? According to the 4000-year-old tradition of Kabbalah, the human being is fundamentally a good and Divine creature — and it’s not the Id that drives you, but the soul.
Theme: Your Inner Mystic
Kabbalah teaches much on this subject, and in this video Rabbi Jacobson explains the basic Kabbalistic concept in plain language that anyone of any background can understand.
What lays beneath this mysterious drink? Why has it become so popular — far more than the fruit that produces it? Anything with such a hold on people must have deeper psychological, spiritual and mystical meaning.