I believe that most yearn to serve at
their best the Creator, but have been accustomed to execute and not seek
further, or were kept away from this knowledge. It is now the time to
know and learn this magnificent science.
Rabbi Raphael Afilalo
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Kabbalah is the mystical and esoteric explanation of the Torah. It
teaches the unfolding of the worlds, the will of the Creator, the
various ways of guidance of these worlds, the role of man in the
creation, and more. No other writings explain in details; the creation
of this world and the ones above it, the energies that influence its
guidance, nor the final goal of everything. These writings are based on
ancient Jewish texts and mostly on the Zohar.
teaches us that the world is guided by an extremely complex system of
forces or energies, which through their interactions provoke chain
reactions that impact directly on man and the worlds. Each one of these
reactions has numerous ramifications, with many details and results. It
explains to us the true guidance of the world, so that we may understand
the will of God. How and why He created the world, in what way He
governs it, the provenance of the souls and angels, the reasons for the
dualism of reward and punishment, etc.
Other writings explain in details “how” to do, but the Zohar and
Kabbalah explain the exact reasons, and effects of all our prayers and
more about Kabbalah
- What is Kabbalah
What is "authentic Kabbalah"
- What we learn in it
Why I should learn it
- What is a Kabbalist
has its study been discouraged by some
- Is it not
forbidden to study it before the age of forty
is "practical Kabbalah"
- What is the essential knowledge
What is the Torah in the Kabbalah
- Why is G-od called “Ein
- Why is there free will for men
What is a Tikun
- Does reincarnation exist
are the good and bad impulse in man
- Can non-Jews study
For answers and explanation to these questions
25 most asked questions on the Kabbalah
25 FAQ on the Kabbalah
Main Kabbalah Concepts
study of Kabbalah involves a good comprehension of its general
idea, as well as its concepts. You will find here most of the
basic concepts as well as some more advanced ones, to get on the
right path of truly understanding the Kabbalah as:
- Sephirotic tree
- Torah and
- Ngative force
- Kav - ray
- Breaking of the vessels
- Partsuf - configuration
For definition and explanation of these concepts
History of the Kabbalah
The History of the Kabbalah can be traced back to Avraham the
patriarch who wrote the “Sepher HaYetsira“- Book of formation.
Since then, many developments following the wandering of the
Jewish people in the different continents, further clarified its
Since the publication of the Zohar by Rabbi Shim’on Bar Yo’hay,
authors made a difference by further explaining and developing
the concepts of Kabbalah.
Dictionary of Kabbalah
The concepts of the Zohar and Kabbalah are often quoted but not
explained. To study Kabbalah, it is important to have a good
comprehension of its general idea, details, and be familiar with
its usual terms and appellations. Main concepts and expressions
used in Hebrew and also in Aramaic are translated and explained
in a clear language for a better understanding.
About Rabbi Raphael Afilalo
Raphael Afilalo's research and publications have predominantly been in
the area of Jewish mysticism and Kabbalah.
Some of his publications are:
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Two days Seminar given by Rabbi Raphael Afilalo
The goal of this seminar will be to provide a genuine picture and a
serious knowledge of the authentic Kabbalah.
The participant will learn the main terms and concepts most often
encountered, and that are the foundation of Kabbalah.
Each participant will also receive books, learning materials and notes.