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Kabbalah

The Kabbalah is the mystical and esoteric explanation of the Torah. It teaches the unfolding of the worlds, the various ways of guidance of these worlds, the role of man in the creation, the will of the Creator and more. No other writings explain in detail; the creation of this world and the ones above it, the lights or energies that influence its guidance, nor the final goal of everything. These writings are based on ancient Jewish texts and mostly on the Zohar.

The Kabbalah teaches us that the world is guided by an extremely complex system of forces or lights, 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 G-od. How and why He created the world, in what way He governs it, the provenance of the souls and angels, the purpose of the existence of evil, the reasons for the dualism of reward and punishment, etc.

The word Kabbalah comes from the verb Lekabel (to receive), but to receive it is first necessary to want, and to become aKeli (recipient) able to receive and contain this knowledge. The Kabbalah also demonstrates to us the importance of man, because only he, by getting closer to the Creator, can influence these incredible forces. For this, one has to elevate to a higher dimension of understanding, and start asking himself some very important questions like; “Why”, “What is the purpose of doing this act or this prayer”, “What are the outcomes of my actions” etc.

The other writings explain in the least details “how” to do, but only the Zohar and the Kabbalah explain to us the exact reasons, and effects of all our prayers and actions.

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, as it is written and recommended:

"From there, you shall seek the Lord your G-od, and you shall find him if you seek him with all your heart, and with all your soul.” (Devarim 4,29)

 

What is the Real Kabbalah

Rav Afilalo explains what is the real Kabbalah.

In a few words I’d like to explain what is Kabbalah. Today we hear a lot
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Kabbalah Concepts

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Negative Force

There is a “second” authority called Sitra A’hra – negative force or “evil”. Even though it is the opposite of everything good, it is important to understand that the origin of “evil” is from an emanation of the superior lights, and thus, it does not really have a complete independent authority. It nourishes itself from
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Talit & Tefilin

Since the goal is to make the upper masculine and feminine energies unite, man has to “resemble” physically the higher masculine configuration, i.e. configuration זעיר אנפין. The Tefilin on the head represent the directive lights he receives from the higher configuration of אימה; the Tefilin on the hand represent the feminine configuration that attaches to
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Partsuf – Configuration

The light of G-od is of a perfect unicity, without any variables or difference. Once this energy enters a particular Sephira, its outcome or effect is transformed into a particular force or attribute by which the Creator guides the worlds. A Partsuf is a configuration of one or more Sephirot acting in coordination. Partsuf in
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Names of God

The forces or energies that make or influence the guidance are also identified or described as the different names of God. The main names are: Y-H-V-H – י-ה-ו-ה Ein Sof – אין סוף Adona-y – אדנ- י Ahy-h – אהי-ה Elohi-M – אלוה-ים Sephira                    Name כתר אהי-ה AHY-H חכמה י-ה YH בינה י-ה-ו-ה YHV-H (vowels
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Sephirot

The light of G-od is unique and of equal force and quality. A Sephira is in a way a “filter” that holds and transforms a certain part of this light into a particular force or attribute. A Sephira is the way the Creator reveals a part, an attribute or a quality of His will in
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Torah and Mitsvot

The Kabbalah is the mystical and esoteric explanation of the Torah. All the profound secrets explained in the Kabbalah, are alluded to in the letters, words and different stories narrated in the Torah. These stories as well as the shape of the letters, the vowels, and the cantillation notes are a Levush – outer garment

Kabbalah FAQ

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What is the essential knowledge

The essential knowledge is the one of the will of the Creator and His ways of guidance in this existence, as explained in the Kabbalah. The other writings explain in the least details “how” to do, but only the Zohar and the Kabbalah explain to us the exact reasons, and effects of all our prayers
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Is it not forbidden to study the Kabbalah before the age of forty

This decree was canceled about 450 years ago, as it was confirmed and written by Rav Avraham Azulay : “What was decreed from above; not to study the Kabbalah openly, was for a limited time only, until the end of the year 5260 . From there and after, it was allowed, and from the year
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Can non-Jews study the Kabbalah

Non-Jews that are attracted by the Kabbalah could get an “intellectual” insight of its concepts and a feeling of well-being by its values, but have no direct participation in its realization, since they do not observe its intricate relations with the commandments of the Torah and the prayers. For example; when praying three times a
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Why has the study of Kabbalah been discouraged by some

All the rabbinical authorities have always agreed on the ultimate importance and truthfulness of the Kabbalah, they just did not agree on the way this knowledge should be disseminated. Some insisted that only a very selective group should be allowed to learn Kabbalah, and only after attaining a high level of purity and comprehension of
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Does Reincarnation exist

To ascend from its original level, a soul needs to reincarnate to do its Tikun. This Tikun of the soul is realized by the Gilgul (reincarnation) and/or by the ‘Ibur (attachment). While Gilgul is the reincarnation of a soul into a body from the time of its birth until its death, the ‘Ibur is an
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What is a Tikun

In Hebrew, the word “Tikun” has different meanings. It can be understood as reparation or rectification, and also as function, relation or action. There are different types of Tikunim: – Tikunim that took place in the first emanations to repair the worlds. – Tikunim for the construction and inter-relations of the Sephirot and Partsufim (configurations).
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