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What Is Kabbalah?

Updated: Aug 3, 2022


The foundation of Kabbalah is the study and application of a Master blueprint of all Creation known as the Tree of Life. The Tree is comprised of 10 Sefirot or Divine Emanations, which flow directly from the Source of Life. It is said that the Holy One created these Sefirot to make Himself known in the world, and these are the primal Lights that emanate from the Ain Sof (Endlessness) in the ongoing dynamic of Creation. The Sefirot are thus the building blocks of Life, through which the Holy One Creates all existence anew each moment.


Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan taught that the Sefirot serve as a memory bank in the Divine domain, and a permanent record of everything that has ever taken place in all Creation is made on the Sefirot. In this mode, every event and action is measured and weighed by the Sefirot, and the appropriate response is conceived and calculated.


The Sefirot are the means through which God communicates with His Creation; they are also the means through which man communicates with God. If not for the Sefirot, God, the Infinite Being, would be absolutely unknowable and unreachable. It is only through the Sefirot that He can be approached. In a mystical sense, the Sefirot are a channel, ladder or tree through which one can "climb" and approach the Infinite.


The earliest known revelations of the Kabbalah include a mystical introduction to the Sefirot, and originate in the teachings of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai. A 2nd century mystic, he lived 13 years in deep meditation within a cave near Pekien, northern Israel, enabling him to "bring down the revelation of Elijah the Prophet that would be needed until the coming of the Messiah" (Ramchal, Adir BaMarom).





Brought by Rabbi Moshe Perets

 

Rabbi Moshe Perets is the Founder and Executive Director of NoahideAcademy.org, the world’s largest Noahide informational website. He has established the Noahide Academy of Israel website under the non-profit organisation - אור לעמים - Light Unto the Nations since 2016. He accomplished his Rabbinical Studies at the Chabad Yeshiva of Brussels in 2011. He has a medical degree by the University of Louvain in Brussels as well a Masters in Biomedical Research by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has for the past years focused on Psychotherapy and developed a new approach: Deep Soul Therapy. He is a spiritual mentor, teacher, coach, and healer who has helped facilitate profound shifts for hundreds of people around the globe. His teaching activities at the Noahide Academy allowed students from all over the world to live passionate, purposeful lives, connect more intimately with G-d, and reveal the hidden light and power of their souls. Rabbi Moshe Perets lives currently in Israel with his wife and 5 children.


 

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