Issues 12:02 Kabbalah

Kabbalah: Fact or Fiction?
Author: Lev Leigh

A look at Kaballah’s teachings concerning alienation from God and redemption.

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A History of the Kabbalah

Kabbalah” means “received teachings” or simply “traditions” and is derived from the Hebrew “kabel” which means “to receive.” It originally applied only to the Oral Law “received” after the destruction of the Second Temple, in the form of the Talmud. However, in the twelfth century the term “kabbalah” was also used to denote various mystical […]

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Vaysechvoos

When it came to a knowledge of gematria, no one in Vaysechvoos was as skilled as Mendel the Merchant. His father, Yossel had taught him from early childhood how important it was to have an understanding of the numerical value of the alef bais. Reb Yossel explained to the boy, Mendel, my son, do you […]

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