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Kabbalah originally developed within the realm of Jewish thought and often use classical Jewish sources to explain and demonstrate its teachings. These teachings are held by followers in Judaism to define the inner meaning of both the Hebrew Bible and traditional Rabbinic literature and their formerly concealed a transmitted dimension, as well as to explain the significance of Jewish religious observances. 570 more words

Ryan Hite

The Night of Kabbalah, or, When Reality Matches the Classroom

My friend and colleague, author Ruth Ellen Gruber, posted today on her Facebook feed about how the European Day of Jewish Culture is being celebrated in Italy this weekend. 130 more words


The Ein Sof

“The concept of an infinite, perfect supreme being that cannot change, a concept absent from Jewish thought in antiquity, is dominant in both philosophy and kabbalah. 276 more words


Secrecy, Misattribution, Misdirection, Obscurantism and Mystification

“The kabbalah in the Middle Ages inherited from ancient Jewish traditions a prohibition on discussing matters that relate to the divine world (ma’aseh merkavah), as well as a sizable body of descriptions and speculations concerning the nature and structure of that realm. 120 more words


Tarot and Kabbalah

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The Qabala is a system of Jewish mysticism. Eliphas Levi, a 19th century occultist was the first to link the Tarot with the Qabala, 828 more words


Joan Rivers: Giving Voice to the Soul

Photo Credit: Joan Rivers 2010, Wikipedia Commons

By Yonatan Gordon

At her funeral, she was eulogized by Howard Stern as “brassy in public classy in private … a troublemaker, trail blazer, pioneer for comics everywhere, … fought the stereotypes that women can’t be funny.”  Joan Rivers, the self-proclaimed “piece of work” passed away September 4th at the age of 81. 1,246 more words


Red String Original Kabbalah Bracelet From Rachel's Tomb in Israel

The Red String provides protection from the envious eyes of strangers (also called the Evil Eye) and according to the Kabbalah is an important tool for removing the intrusive negative influences around us. 27 more words