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160 QUESTIONS ON THE KABBALAH: Answers To your Questions and More

160 QUESTIONS ON THE KABBALAH: Answers To your Questions and More

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What is Kabbalah? What does it mean "to receive"? What are the subjects covered in the Kabbalah? What is "Practical Kabbalah"? What is the history of the Kabbalah? What is a Kabbalist? How about Madonna, Kabbalah and show business? What do we learn in the Kabbalah? Can women study Kabbalah? What is a Tikun? What are the different roots of the souls? How are the higher levels of the souls acquired? Does reincarnation exist? These and 147 more questions answered in a simple, clear and concise language.
Crossing the Narrow Bridge: A Practical Guide to Rebbe Nachman's Teachings

Crossing the Narrow Bridge: A Practical Guide to Rebbe Nachman's Teachings Hardcover

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"The world is a very narrow bridge. The main thing is not to be afraid" (Likutey Moharan II, 48). Lively, down-to-earth, and easy-to-read, this book gives clear, detailed guidance as to how to apply Rebbe Nachman's teachings in modern everyday life. The many subjects covered range from faith, truth, joy and meditation to earning a living, health-care and bringing up children. Containing a wealth of anecdotes from the lives of leading Breslover Chassidim of recent times, together with their oral teachings, this work answers many of the practical questions that puzzle those who have begun to make their acquaintance with Breslov.

The world is a very narrow bridge. The main thing is not to be afraid (Likutey Moharan II, 48). Lively, down-to-earth, and easy-to-read, this book gives clear, detailed guidance as to how to apply Rebbe Nachman's teachings in modern everyday life. The many subjects covered range from faith, truth, joy and meditation to earning a living, health-care and bringing up children. Containing a wealth of anecdotes from the lives of leading Breslover Chassidim of recent times, together with their oral teachings, this work answers many of the practical / technical questions that puzzle those who have begun to make their acquaintance with Breslov literature.

Garden of Paradox:Conversations on Creator, Creation and Consciousness

Garden of Paradox:Conversations on Creator, Creation and Consciousness

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Derived from actual discussions and classes at the IYYUN Center, The Garden of Paradox is a primer on the Essential Philosophy of Kabbalah, presented as a series of 3 conversations, revealing the mysteries of Creator, Creation and Consciousness. With three representational students, embodying respectively, the philosopher, the activist and the mystic, Rav DovBer Pinson tackles the larger questions of life. Who is G-d? Who am I? Why do I exist? What is my purpose in this life? Accessing the deepest secrets of Torah and Kabbalah, The Garden of Paradox helps us to find reason for the world we live in, and the lives we have been given. Written in clear and concise prose, Rav DovBer Pinson gently guides the reader towards making sense of life's paradoxes and living meaningfully.

Derived from actual discussions and classes at the IYYUN Center, The Garden of Paradox is a primer on the Essential Philosophy of Kabbalah, presented as a series of 3 conversations, revealing the mysteries of Creator, Creation and Consciousness.

With three representational students, embodying respectively, the philosopher, the activist and the mystic, Rav DovBer Pinson tackles the larger questions of life. 
           
Who is G-d?
Who am I?
Why do I exist?
What is my purpose in this life?

Accessing the deepest secrets of Torah and Kabbalah, The Garden of Paradox helps us to find reason for the world we live in, and the lives we have been given. Written in clear and concise prose, Rav DovBer Pinson gently guides the reader towards making sense of life's paradoxes and living meaningfully.

Jewish Meditation: A Practical Guide

Jewish Meditation: A Practical Guide

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Students of mediation are usually surprised to discover that a Jewish mediation tradition exists and that it was an authentic and integral part of mainstream Judaism until the eighteenth century.

Jewish Meditation is a step-by-step introduction to meditation and the Jewish practice of meditation in particular. This practical guide covers such topics as mantra meditation, contemplation, and visualization within a Jewish context. It shows us how to use meditative techniques to enhance prayer using the traditional liturgy--the Amidah and the Shema. Through simple exercises and clear explanations of theory, Rabbi Kaplan gives us the tools to develop our spiritual potential through an authentically Jewish meditative practice.

Kabbalah For Dummies Paperback

Kabbalah For Dummies Paperback

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See how ancient Jewish mystical traditions and rituals can transform your life

Kabbalah For Dummies
presents a balanced perspective of Kabbalah as an "umbrella" for a complex assemblage of mystical Jewish teachings and codification techniques. Kabbalah For Dummies also shows how Kabbalah simultaneously presents an approach to the study of text, the performance of ritual and the experience of worship, as well as how the reader can apply its teaching to everyday life.

See how ancient Jewish mystical traditions and rituals can transform your life

Kabbalah For Dummies
 presents a balanced perspective of Kabbalah as an “umbrella” for a complex assemblage of mystical Jewish teachings and codification techniques. Kabbalah For Dummies  also shows how Kabbalah simultaneously presents an approach to the study of text, the performance of ritual and the experience of worship, as well as how the reader can apply its teaching to everyday life.

Meditation & Kabbalah

Meditation & Kabbalah

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A lucid in-depth presentation of the meditative techniques and practices used by the ancient Kabbalists.

The Kabbalah is divided into three branches--the theoretical, the meditative, and the magical. While many books, both in Hebrew and English, have explored the theoretical Kabbalah, very little has been published regarding the meditative methods of the various schools of Kabbalah. Aryeh Kaplan's landmark work, reveals the methodology of the ancient Kabbalists and stresses the meditative techniques that were essential to their discipline, including:

  • the use of pictures or letter designs as objects of meditation
  • the repetition of specific words or phrases, such as the divine names, to produce profound meditative state
  • In addition, Meditation and Kabbalah presents relevant portions of such meditative texts as:
  • The Grellier Hekhalot, Textbook of the Merkava School
  • The works of Abraham Abulafia
  • Joseph Gikatalia's Gales of Light
  • The Glltes of Holiness
  • Gale of The Holy Spirit, Textbook of the Lurianic School
  • Meditation & the Bible

    Meditation & the Bible

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    A highly radical interpretation of the Bible demonstrating the methods of meditation used by the Prophets to attain their unique states of consciousness. First English translation from ancient unpublished manuscripts, with commentary.

    Nahmun Of Bratslav

    Nahmun Of Bratslav

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    ...of fundamental importance to any student or scholar interested in the development and dimensions of the religious ideas and experiences of man. - Mircea Eliade Nahman of Bratslav: The Tales translation, introduction and commentaries by Arnold J. Band preface by Joseph Dan Rav Nahman answered and said: On the way, I told a tale (of such power) that whoever heard it had thoughts of repentance... And that is how I am curing her. Therefore I have this power in my hands. And this is my gift to you this day. And there was great rejoicing and everyone was very happy. Nahman of Bratslav (1772-1810) The body of this book is comprised of the thirteen Tales of Rabbi Nahman of Bratslav, one of the most renowned of the early Hasidic masters of prayer and probably the greatest of the Hasidic storytellers. These tales are presented in a style both readable and scrupulously close to the original. No previous translators of these tales have attempted to take the original text this seriously, for they changed, added and deleted at will. As the editor of the volume states in his foreword, Of the thousands of Hasidic tales circulated in the past two centuries, few have earned the veneration and affection of the thirteen Tales of Nahman of Bratslav...Still studied as scripture, these tales have attracted a varied audience intrigued by the remarkable blend of intense Kabbalistic faith and narrative artistry. Dr. Band goes on to say, In this English translation I have tried to capture the ambiance of...the oral familiarity and charm of the Yiddish and the metaphysical rigor and grandeur of the Hebrew. In his preface Dr. Joseph Dan of Hebrew University, Jerusalem, addresses the question, Why is this an important work today? He says, Rabbi Nahman's tales should be regarded as a great literary accomplishment of a mystical author, who achieved complete identification and unity between external and internal elements and expressed them in a unified spiritual autobiography, in the guise of folktales. Such achievements are very rare in the history of religious literature, and as one such rare example it should be read in the twentieth century. The volume includes an introduction giving a biography of Nahman as well as a theory of spiritual literature. To each of the Tales, Dr. Band prefaced a brief editor's prologue to set the tone and direction of the reading. At the end of the volume he has appended a fuller commentary on each tale. +
    Rabbi Nachman's Stories

    Rabbi Nachman's Stories

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    The Sages always told stories to convey some of the deepest secrets about God and His relation to the creation. Rebbe Nachman practiced this ancient method to perfection. More elaborate than any of his previous teachings, the stories are fast-moving, richly structured and filled with penetrating insights -- while spellbinding and entertaining. Rabbi Kaplan's translation is accompanied by a masterful commentary drawn from the works of Rebbe Nachman's pupils. For the first time the English-speaking reader has access to authentic interpretations of the stories.

    RABBI NACHMAN'S STORIES Translated by Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan The Sages always told stories to convey some of the deepest secrets about God and His relation to the creation. Rebbe Nachman developed this ancient method to perfection. More elaborate than any previous teachings, his stories are fast-moving, richly structured and filled with penetrating insights while spellbinding and entertaining. Rabbi Kaplan's translation is accompanied by a masterful commentary drawn from the works of Rebbe Nachman's pupils. For the first time the English-speaking reader has access to authentic interpretations of the stories. Size: 6 "x 9." 552 pages. Bibliography and Index. Hardback. ISBN 0-930213-02-5

    Seventh Heaven: Celebrating Shabbat with Rebbe Nachman of Breslov Paperback

    Seventh Heaven: Celebrating Shabbat with Rebbe Nachman of Breslov Paperback

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    Deepen your understanding of Shabbat, awaken to the possibilities,
    and experience the day with an extra measure of holiness.

    Seventh Heaven delves into the art of consciously observing Shabbat--exploring many of the day's traditional religious practices within the context of life's spiritual dynamics. With the help and wisdom of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov--one of the most important of the early Hasidic masters--this guidebook offers insight into the deeper meaning and purpose of a broad range of Shabbat observances and seeks to show how each custom or law fits within the whole.

    In accessible, easy-to-understand language, 7th Heaven is a spiritual guide for all levels of Shabbat observance:

  • If Shabbat is new to you, or you've experienced it only in its popular form, but would like to deepen your understanding and connection.
  • If Shabbat is something you grew up with, but you were never taught the inner meaning of all the customs and laws you were told to obey.
  • If Shabbat has never been a part of your spiritual practice, but you would like to learn more about the Jewish pathway to wholeness and higher consciousness.
  • Based on the teachings of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov (1772-1810) and those of his closest disciple, Reb Noson, the deep insights into Torah and spirituality revealed by these great Hasidic luminaries are as relevant in today's world as they were some two centuries ago, when they were first taught.

    Deepen your understanding of Shabbat, awaken to the possibilities,
    and experience the day with an extra measure of holiness.

    Seventh Heaven delves into the art of consciously observing Shabbat ― exploring many of the day's traditional religious practices within the context of life's spiritual dynamics. With the help and wisdom of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov ― one of the most important of the early Hasidic masters ― this guidebook offers insight into the deeper meaning and purpose of a broad range of Shabbat observances and seeks to show how each custom or law fits within the whole.

    In accessible, easy-to-understand language, 7th Heaven is a spiritual guide for all levels of Shabbat observance:

    • If Shabbat is new to you, or you've experienced it only in its popular form, but would like to deepen your understanding and connection.
    • If Shabbat is something you grew up with, but you were never taught the inner meaning of all the customs and laws you were told to obey.
    • If Shabbat has never been a part of your spiritual practice, but you would like to learn more about the Jewish pathway to wholeness and higher consciousness.

    Based on the teachings of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov (1772–1810) and those of his closest disciple, Reb Noson, the deep insights into Torah and spirituality revealed by these great Hasidic luminaries are as relevant in today's world as they were some two centuries ago , when they were first taught.

    Soncino Zohar 5-Vol Set

    Soncino Zohar 5-Vol Set

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    This five-volume set is the only complete English rendering of The Zohar, the fundamental rabbinic work on Jewish mysticism that has fascinated readers for more than seven centuries. In addition to being the primary reference text for kabbalistic studies, this magnificent work is arranged in the form of a commentary on the Bible, bringing to the surface the deeper meanings behind the commandments and biblical narrative. As The Zohar itself proclaims: Woe unto those who see in the Law nothing but simple narratives and ordinary words .... Every word of the Law contains an elevated sense and a sublime mystery .... The narratives of the Law are but the raiment Thin which it is swathed.

    Ten Keys for Understanding Human Nature: A Guide for the Entangled II

    Ten Keys for Understanding Human Nature: A Guide for the Entangled II

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    The Early Kabbalah (Classics of Western Spirituality)

    The Early Kabbalah (Classics of Western Spirituality)

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    Blessed and exalted is God, glorious in power. He is one, united in all His powers as the flame is united in its colors. The powers which emanate from his unicity are like the light of the eye which springs forth from the pupil. Sefer ha-lyyun Early Kabbalah, The edited and introduced by Joseph Dan texts translated by Ronald C. Kiener preface by Moshe Idel In the late twelfth century, at the height of the Middle Ages that saw the flowering of the mystical element in Christendom, the Rabbinic Judaism of southern Europe was transformed by the eruption of new, Gnostic attitudes and symbolism. This new movement, known as Kabbalah (literally the 'Tradition'), was characterized by the symbol of the ten sefirot. By means of the sefirotic imagery, virtually the whole of everyday life was linked to the cosmic dimension in a novel and highly original fashion that stressed the dynamic, evolutionary element of the Godhead and the synergistic relationship between the human will and the action of God on earth. During a century of creativity, a detailed system of symbols and concepts was created by the author of the Sefer ha-Bahir, the Kabbalists of Provence, the Iyyun circle, and the mystics of Provence and Castile that set the stage for the great Kabbalists of the Zohar generation. +
    The God-Powered Life:Awakening to Your Divine Purpose

    The God-Powered Life:Awakening to Your Divine Purpose

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    You are an individual expression of God; that's the teaching of the ancient Jewish mystical tradition. Here Rabbi David Aaron shows that when we truly connect to our inner self, that fact becomes wonderfully obvious. Each of us has a divine mission in life, he says, and when we understand this, we are empowered to take control of our life; to use our creative powers more fully; and to give more to others, our community, and the world.

    In The God-Powered Life, Rabbi Aaron uses Jewish mystical teachings, including the ten Sephirot, or attributes of God, to help us get in touch with our inner selves and find a deeper sense of our own self-worth. In his characteristic warm, witty, and accessible style, Rabbi Aaron helps us find a connection to the divine within ourselves and then shows us how to manifest that divine presence in our dealings with others and during tumultuous times.

    Wisdom in the Hebrew Alphabet

    Wisdom in the Hebrew Alphabet

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    From the very first Kabbalistic work, through the Talmud, through an impressive array of rabbinic literature, great minds have found the Aleph-Beis to be a gold mine of wisdom and guidance.
    ZOHAR - Matukim MiDvash

    Zohar Matok MiDvash - New Edition 23 vol. - Large size [Hardcover]

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    A 23 volume set makes up this complete Zohar Mosak Mudvash. It includes the perush Masuk Midvash.

    Zohar: The Book of Splendor: Basic Readings from the Kabbalah

    Zohar: The Book of Splendor: Basic Readings from the Kabbalah

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    One of the great masterpieces of Western religious thought--culled by the greatest authority on Jewish mysticism.

    The Zohar represents an attempt to uncover hidden meanings behind the world of appearances. It is the central work in the literature of the Kabbalah, the Jewish mystical tradition.

    This volume of selected passages from the Zohar offers a sampling of its unique vision of the esoteric wonders of creation; the life and destiny of the soul; the confluence of physical and divine love; suffering and death; exile and redemption.

    Apples from the Orchard Mystical Insights on the Weekly Torah Portion from Rabbi Yitzchak Luria- The Arizal

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    ESSENTIAL RABBI NACHMAN

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    Visions of a Compassionate World: Guided Imagery for Spiritual Growth and Social Transformation Hardcover

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    First printed in 1921, Visions of a Compassionate World is a practical guide for spiritual development that addresses the whole person: mind, body, and soul. In an age of self-discovery and the search for self-awareness, this dynamic work brings clarity through meditation, guided imagery, psychology, and kabbalah.  With its uplifting message of universal peace, this book reveals a spiritual path away from ego traps and self-centered consciousness and toward the pursuit of a more compassionate life.