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Kabbalah and the tree of life

The Tree of Life is a diagrammatic representation which is arranged in 3 columns or pillars, derives from Christian and mysterious sources and was not known to the earlier Jewish tradition. 306 more words

Panelists wanted: Jewish Mysticism and the Psy-Disciplines, World Congress of Jewish Studies (Jerusalem 2017)

Beit Alpha Synagogue floor

Call for panelists for the World Congress of Jewish Studies (Jerusalem, August 6-10, 2017) 

Proposed panel: Jewish Mysticism and the Psy-Disciplines We are putting together a proposal for one session at the World Congress of Jewish Studies focused on  jewish mysticism and the psy-disciplines.  132 more words

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An Interview With Writer Ilanna Sharon Mandel

Ilanna Sharon Mandel is the author of The Bridge of Haunted Souls; here is a link to her website:



Q: What is The Bridge of Haunted Soul… 1,107 more words

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Collective improvisation: me and we

A paradox lies at the heart of collective improvisation.

On one hand, for the individual player, improvisation requires the same kind of internal focus that all performance demands. 1,740 more words

Reflections On Musical Context

What is the Kabbalah All About?

Yesterday was the Jewish holiday, Lag BaOmer. This holiday commemorates the death of the sage and mystic, Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, who who lived in the second century of the common era, and was the first to publicly teach the mystical dimension of the Torah known as the “Kabbalah.” He is the author of the basic work of Kabbalah, the Zohar. 773 more words


Ecstatic Creativity

…Understand with wisdom and be wise with understanding. Examine them and probe them, make a thing stand on its essence, and make the Creator sit on His Throne. 104 more words


Shaar HaYichud Perek 3

  • Two co-existing dimensions enmeshed one within the other. Revealed otherness (Gilui Zulat) and instrinsic (Aztmut).
  • Within the unknowable essence of God we do not even ascribe the description of singular unity.
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