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RAV KOOK ON ROSH HASHANA: RENEWING THE POWER OF RENEWAL

RAV KOOK ON ROSH HASHANA: RENEWING THE POWER OF RENEWAL RAV KOOK ON ROSH HASHANA: RENEWING THE POWER OF RENEWAL  We are beginning the 5783’rd year of our human historical experience. Our personal and collective behavior has resulted in a planetary exis

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Jonathan Sacks z”l – To Lead is to Listen Eikev 5781

Jonathan Sacks z”l – To Lead is to Listen Eikev 5781 “If only you would listen to these laws…” (Deut. 7:12). These words with which our parsha begins contain a verb that is a fundamental motif of the book of Devarim. The verb is sh-m-a. It occ

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PARSHAT PINCHAS: RAV KOOK ON HOW TO BE A HOLY ZEALOT.

PARSHAT PINCHAS: RAV KOOK ON HOW TO BE A HOLY ZEALOT. Parshat Pinchas begins by honoring Aaron’s grandson, Pinchas  for his zealous and immediate response to the Israelite male sinning in public view with the Midianite female. “When Pinchas, son of E

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Shavuot: Rav Kook On Why The Creator Spoke To Israel

Shavuot: Rav Kook On Why The Creator Spoke To Israel “Anochi/I Am YHVH Your Elohim Who has taken you out of the narrow land of Egypt, from the house of slavery.”  (Shmot 20:2) Thus begins the most extraordinary moment in world history. The Creator of

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Seven Things People Get Wrong When Learning Kabbalah - …and how to get on the right track

1. Myth: Nobody goes to a Kabbalah class expecting to actually understand anything.

Truth: Kabbalah is about the human mind grasping the ungraspable.

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Jonathan Sacks z”l – Why Do We Sacrifice? Vayikra-5782

Jonathan Sacks z”l – Why Do We Sacrifice? Vayikra-5782 The laws of sacrifices that dominate the early chapters of the Book of Leviticus are among the hardest in the Torah to relate to in the present. It has been almost two thousand years since

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RAV KOOK ON TETZAVEH: HOW TO ILLUMINATE EXISTENCE

RAV KOOK ON TETZAVEH: HOW TO ILLUMINATE EXISTENCE וְאַתָּ֞ה תְּצַוֶּ֣ה ׀ אֶת־בְּנֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֗ל וְיִקְח֨וּ אֵלֶ֜יךָ שֶׁ֣מֶן זַ֥יִת זָ֛ךְ כָּתִ֖ית לַמָּא֑וֹר

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RAV KOOK’S ILLUMINATED GUIDE TO ENLIGHTENMENT: Step 1- A CALL TO HIGHER CONTEMPLATION

RAV KOOK’S ILLUMINATED GUIDE TO ENLIGHTENMENT: Step 1- A CALL TO HIGHER CONTEMPLATION “Radiant is the world soul, full of splendor and beauty, full of life…. Proudly I ascend to the heights of the world soul That gives life to the universe. How maje

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WHAT RAV KOOK SAYS WE MUST DO IMMEDIATELY TO SAVE THE WORLD: Step 2

WHAT RAV KOOK SAYS WE MUST DO IMMEDIATELY TO SAVE THE WORLD: Step 2 The suffering of human beings and other living species is immense. Disease, war and violence everywhere. We are spoiling and destroying the world. We must stop doing this and devote all o

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Uncertainty, Unknowability, and Free Will in Kabbalah and Quantum Mechanics - Torah & Science

Developments in the physical and biological sciences over the last two millennia have, in the minds of many, challenged the belief systems of the major Western religions. Consequently, many Jews and others longing to understand the nature of reality and the meaning of human existence have been lured away from their faiths in a quest for more ‘objective’ truths.

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Jonathan Sacks z”l – To Lead is to Listen Eikev 5781

Jonathan Sacks z”l – To Lead is to Listen Eikev 5781 “If only you would listen to these laws…” (Deut. 7:12). These words with which our parsha begins contain a verb that is a fundamental motif of the book of Devarim. The verb is sh-m-a

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Jonathan Sacks z”l – Vision and Details Mishpatim 5781

Jonathan Sacks z”l – Vision and Details Mishpatim 5781 Rabbi Sacks zt’’l had prepared a full year of Covenant & Conversation for 5781, based on his book Lessons in Leadership. The Office of Rabbi Sacks will continue to distribute these we

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3D Kabbalah #5: The Art of Balance - 3D Kabbalah: How G-d Creates the World

God's names are expressions of one single Entity, reflecting Him and how He interacts with the reality He creates.

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Kabbala | Definition, Beliefs, & Facts | Britannica

Kabbala, esoteric Jewish mysticism as it appeared in the 12th and following centuries. Kabbala has always been essentially an oral tradition in that initiation into its doctrines and practices is conducted by a personal guide to avoid the dangers inherent

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What Is Kabbalah? - The Soul of Judaism - Essentials

If this is a secret wisdom, why are we teaching it?

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Jonathan Sacks z"l - Light in Dark Times Vayetse 5781

Jonathan Sacks z”l – Light in Dark Times Vayetse 5781 What is it that made Jacob – not Abraham or Isaac or Moses – the true father of the Jewish people? We are called the “congregation of Jacob,” “the Children of Israel.” Jacob/Isr

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Jonathan Sacks z”l – Communication Matters Toldot 5781

Jonathan Sacks z”l – Communication Matters Toldot 5781 The Netziv (Naftali Zvi Yehuda Berlin, 1816–1893, dean of the yeshiva in Volozhin) made the astute observation that Isaac and Rebecca seem to suffer from a lack of communication. He note

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UNPACKED - Watch-Kabbalah: Secret Jewish Mysticism Goes Mainstream

UNPACKED – Watch-Kabbalah: Secret Jewish Mysticism Goes Mainstream The study of Kabbalah — Jewish mystical texts — used to be limited just to certain men. In recent years, though, Kabbalah has gone merely a fascination of esotericism to mainstre

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Jonathan Sacks - The Courage not to Conform Lech Lecha 5781

Jonathan Sacks – The Courage not to Conform Lech Lecha 5781   Leaders lead. That does not mean to say that they do not follow. But what they follow is different from what most people follow. They don’t conform for the sake of conforming. They

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Jonathan Sacks - The Hidden Meaning of the Bilam Story

Jonathan Sacks – The Hidden Meaning of the Bilam Story Many questions have rightly been asked about the story of Balak and Bilam and the would-be curses that turned into blessings. Was Bilam a true man of God, or was he a fraud, a magician, a sorcer

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Rabbi Itzchak Marmorstein - RAV KOOK ON SHAVUOT- Festival of the Weeks

Rabbi Itzchak Marmorstein – RAV KOOK ON SHAVUOT- Festival of the Weeks ואנו באים לחוג את חג השבועות, יום אשר עמדנו בקומה הרוחנית הגמורה שלנו We are celebrating the Festival of the Weeks-the day

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Jonathan Sacks - The Ethic of HolinessJ

Jonathan Sacks – The Ethic of Holiness Kedoshim contains the two great love commands of the Torah. The first is, “Love your neighbour as yourself. I am the Lord” (Lev. 19:18). Rabbi Akiva called this “the great principle of the Torah.” Th

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Jonathan Sacks - Words That Heal Tazria-Metzora 5780

Jonathan Sacks – Words That Heal Tazria-Metzora 5780 At the risk of disclosing a spoiler, I would like to begin this week’s Covenant & Conversation by discussing the 2019 film A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. Tom Hanks plays the beloved Ame

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Dr. Zohar Raviv The Wondering Jew Series – 16th Century Kabbalah in Tzfat

https://israelseen.com/shows/Zohar21713.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS | More We are very fortunate to once again have Dr. Zohar Raviv present a series of lectures in English sponsored by Alma College in Tel Aviv. The fo

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Jonathan Sacks - Fear of Freedom Shelach Lecha 5779

Jonathan Sacks – Fear of Freedom Shelach Lecha 5779 The episode of the spies was one of the most tragic in the entire Torah. Who sent them and to what end is not entirely clear. In this week’s parsha, the text says that it was God who told Moses t

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Jonathan Sacks - Camp and Congregation - Beha'alotecha 5779

Jonathan Sacks – Camp and Congregation – Beha’alotecha 5779 The parsha of Beha’alotecha speaks about the silver trumpets – clarions – Moses was commanded to make: The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Make two trumpets of silver; mak

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Jonathan Sacks - Sages and Saints Naso 5779

Jonathan Sacks – Sages and Saints Naso 5779 Parshat Naso contains the law of the Nazirite – the individual who undertook to observe special rules of holiness and abstinence: not to drink wine or other intoxicants (including anything made from grap

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Jonathan Sacks - Leading a Nation of Individuals Bamidbar 5779

Jonathan Sacks – Leading a Nation of Individuals Bamidbar 5779 Bamidbar begins with a census of the Israelites. That is why this book is known in English as ‘Numbers’. What is the significance of this act of counting? And why here at the

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