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Its teachings come from an ancient 23-volume book called the Zohar, which offers interpretations of the inner meaning of the Torah. He That Cometh: The Messiah Concept in the Old Testament and Later Judaism (New York: Abingdon. Emphasis on minimizing importance of worldly affairs, in favour of focus on the afterlife. Schneerson), Kehot, 1974; Nissan Mindel, The Philosophy of Habad, Kehot, 1973; many works by Rabbi Joseph Isaac Schneersohn (1880-1950), all published by Kehot; Yehudah Chitrik, From My Fathers Table: A Treasury of Chabad Chassidic Stories (E.

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From the top, the Old City offers an impressive bird's eye view of the ancient cemetery and the landscape surrounding it, from Mount Hermon on the nearby Golan Heights to the Sea of Galilee. "When you learn kabbalah it affects your life totally," said Doron Tal, a teacher at the Kabbalah Center. "It affects all of your life, from when you go to sleep, when you're eating, everything gets another vision." The third thing was a dirty brown building, its name spelled out in dark lettering that was barely distinguishable from the muddy facade: York House. Inside, the shining marble floor in the lobby was all that was left of the building’s former glory A Journey into the Zohar: An download here The favourite expression there is 'the taking upon one's self [or the receiving] of the yoke of the Kingdom of Heaven.' An examination of several of the contexts in which the phrase is embedded, proves that it stands for a conglomeration of doctrines, such as that: (a) The Jew must abandon idolatry (i.e. servitude to man or the work of man's hands). (b) He must desire and work for the universal recognition of the Jewish God. (c) He must acknowledge and feel the 'nearness' of God to him, the Divine companionship ever en-shrouding him and his race, the direct revelation of a living and loving God in all fields of his activity and hope. (d) The Jew must acknowledge himself as one of a band, and not as an isolated unit--a band held and welded together by the feeling that it is a kingdom within a Kingdom--a greater Kingdom, the Kingdom of Heaven ref.: Sword of Moses An Ancient Book of Magic It is the very core and soul of Torah, the ultimate revelation of Divinity - exposing the inner meaning, effects and purpose of Torah and mitzvot In the Garden of the Torah: Volume I In the Garden of the Torah: Volume I. Smith's concepts of God's plurality, his vision of God as anthropos, and his possession by the issue of sacred marriage, all might have been cross-fertilized by this intercourse with Kabbalistic theosophy—an occult relationship climaxing in Nauvoo. This is a complex thesis; its understanding requires exploration of an occult religious tradition spanning more that a millennium of Western history, an investigation that begins naturally with Kabbalah Kabbalah: An Introduction and Illumination for the World Today

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