Tu B’Shvat, 5771 / 2011

Tu B’Shvat, 5771 / 2011 Sarah Yehudit Schneider The Mishna informs us that there are actually four New Year’s days in the Jewish calendar as well as four Judgment Days[1]. It then proceeds to [...]

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Countdown to Perfection

Countdown to Perfection: Meditations on the Sefirot From the second day of Passover until the harvest festival of Shavuot there are seven weeks, each of seven days. Jews commemorate these [...]

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Evolutionary Creationism

Evolutionary Creationism: Kabbala Solves the Riddle of the Missing Links The Talmud declares, “God’s seal is truth,” and since science and Kabbala both share a passion for truth, this becomes [...]

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Purim Bursts

Purim Bursts This day is called Purim because its inner service is ‘lots’. There is a large body of teachings about how to cast these lots. Every spiritual practice requires this [...]

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Eating As Tikun

Humanity’s first sin, teaches Rav Tsadok HaKohen, was Adam and Eve’s eating without right intention. The Tree of Knowledge, says he, was not a tree or a food, or a thing at all. [...]

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Kabbalistic Writings

Kabbalistic Writings On The Nature Of Masculine And Feminine Kabbalistic Writings presents annotated translations of kabbalistic texts that paint an authoritative and enlightened vision of how [...]

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You Are What You Hate

You Are What You Hate: A Spiritually Productive Approach To Enemies Enemies hold fallen slivers of our souls, estranged sparks that we do not recognize as pieces of our very own selves. They have [...]

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Homeopathy

“The underlying principle of homeopathy is the “law of similars,” whereby one paradoxically uses either the disease itself or something similar to the disease to affect a cure. This [...]

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Final Questions – Time Trekking

1. What is “time trekking?” Briefly describe its art. 2. Discuss the implications of the adage, “Redemption comes in the blink of an eye,” as it relates to the service of rega. 3. What does it [...]

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Excerpts – Time Trekking

Lesson One …This next course is called Time Trekking. It is about the fourth dimension. Science calls it a “new frontier” yet nearly three and a half thousand years ago the Torah revealed a [...]

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Final Questions – Synchrony

1. How can anthropomorphism serve a useful role in one’s relationship with the Eternal? 2. What does Judaism use as a basic working definition of G-d (acknowledging, at the same time, that [...]

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Excerpts – Synchrony

Lesson One …It is quite interesting that the Hebrew term, olam, means both world (i.e. the totality of space) as well as eternity (the totality of time.) Thus built into the Jewish [...]

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Final Questions – The Enlightened Body

1. What are the positive benefits and negative effects of the “high” that often accompanies spiritual practice? 2. What are the four levels of interpreting the Bible? Why is the date [...]

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Defunct–Excerpts – The Enlightened Body

Lesson One . . . The Jewish way does not easily lend itself to popularization for several reasons. First, it is mistrustful of that very experience which has become the selling point of most [...]