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The Kabbalah of Forgiveness Level Seven: A Knot is Stronger

The Seventh Level: A Knot is Stronger

Translator’s Introduction

Rabbi Cordovero begins the Seventh Level of Mercy with a well-known teaching from the Talmud ( 870 more words

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The Kabbalah of Forgiveness Level Six: Who Makes Your Lunch?

The Sixth Level: Who Makes Your Lunch?

Translator’s Introduction

The Sixth Level begins with a deeply mystical passage in Ezekiel, set in the years immediately prior to the 6th century BCE destruction of the first Temple. 623 more words

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The Kabbalah of Forgiveness Level Five: Release the Anger

The Fifth Level: Release the Anger

 

Translator’s Introduction

The prophet Zechariah portrays God as a shepherd with two staffs: one is called “pleasantness” (נאם 612 more words

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The Kabbalah of Forgiveness Level Four: Remember the Family

The Fourth Level: Remember the Family

 

Translator’s Introduction

The Fourth Level of Mercy calls attention to the fundamental connectedness of humanity. The Jewish people in particular maintain a strong familial relationship which Rabbi Cordovero describes as a… 853 more words

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The Kabbalah of Forgiveness Level Three: Take Care of it Personally

The Third Level: Take Care of It Personally

Translator’s Introduction

The Third Level of Mercy addresses the personal role that God plays in the process of forgiveness. 443 more words

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The Kabbalah of Forgiveness Level Two: Let it Go for Now

The Second Level: Let it Go for Now

The second of the Thirteen Levels, “Who Bears Sin,” describes a degree of mercy that is even more profound than the previous Level. 572 more words

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The Kabbalah of Forgiveness Level One: The King Who Endures Insult

 

The First Level: The King who Endures Insult

Translator’s Introduction

Rabbi Cordovero’s discussion of the Thirteen Levels of Mercy begins with an awesome depiction of human sin from God’s perspective. 539 more words