Texts for Kabbalah

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What are the texts for practical Kabbalah?

5 months

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  1. Okay, Kabbalah. Firstly, as you probably learned in your first (and only!) class so far, the Kabbalah is an integral part of Judaism. The origin of the word Kabbalah is “to receive,” and one cannot receive the wisdom of the Kabbalah without expert guidance since the Kabbalah offers one the ability to enter into the top levels of understanding the Torah. It is esoteric and cannot be understood in its pure form. It is the writings of the Arizal that allow us some insight into the Kabbalah. However, learning the Kabbalah before one has mastery over the entire spectrum of the Torah is a little like trying to run before you can walk.

    There are some very basic books in English that provide a very limited introduction to the subject.

    The Thirteen Petal Rose by Rabbi Adin Steinzaltz
    Jewish Meditation by Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan
    Meditation and Kabbalah by Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan

    Best wishes from the AskTheRabbi.org Team

  2. Dear Rabbi you have told me that,”one cannot receive the wisdom of the Kabbalah without expert guidance.”Now could you please tell me where I can found the person who is expart in kabbalah and who will teach me.Please

  3. No authentic master of Kabbalah will teach it to anyone who is not an expert in the revealed dimensions of the Torah. As I have mentioned in the past, wanting to learn Kabbalah before a through grounding in the revealed Torah is the equivalent of teaching a baby to run before they can crawl.

    Best wishes from the AskTheRabbi.org Team