After killing Abel God asked Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” He answered, “I know not, am I my brother’s keeper?” God responded: “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood cries to Me from the ground….” The first question God posed Cain after his sin was “where…?” – the same question He [...]
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There are six things that one must clarify: Who am I? Where am I? Where did I come from? Where am I going? Who put me here? Why?
The Torah has body and soul, law and mystery. Both derive from a common source: the Hebrew language. The first text of Kabbalah is the first text of Hebrew grammar, the Book of Formation. All the myriad laws of the Oral Torah are the product of intense and detailed analysis of the syntax of the [...]
Only Rabbi Akiva came out of paradise in peace… But why not just enter paradise and stay there? Why must we leave? The Zohar says if you know only to enter but not to leave better not to enter. God created us down here on earth for a good reason. We have a mission to [...]
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” – the experience of the infinite and the experience of the finite. Man was created erect, he walks on two. Walking through life he can look up to the heavens and experience the infinite or look down to the earth and experience the finite. He [...]
We – every aspect of reality – are continuously being created ex nihilo to serve our Creator. God doesn’t need our service, He can manage by Himself. But He desires our service for our sake. To serve God, to perform His will, is to connect to Him consciously, to become one with Him in love.
Extroverted light covers introverted light as a body covers a soul. But introverted light eventually becomes extroverted, and vice-versa. Soul will become body and body will become soul. Man woman and woman man. God creation and creation God – “God is all and all is God.” On Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur “God is all” [...]
Kabbalah is the science of creation, the story behind the scenes, and the ‘portrait’ of the Creator at work in the act of creation. Chassidut, the new dimension of Kabbalah revealed by the Baal Shem Tov, brings the experience of the Creator Himself to our eyes and hearts.