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Spirituality

Spirituality

With serendipity, I stumbled upon my youth Hebrew school lessons of pikuach nefesh, the concept of saving a life. It's our obligation to save lives whenever possible, even above observing the mitzvot or commandments.

Kabbalah & Jewish Mysticism

Kabbalah & Jewish Mysticism

A rendering of the Etz haChayim (Tree of Life), also known as the 10 Sephirot (emanations). It is a diagram used by Kabbalists to depict the creative forces through which the Ein Sof, (infinite, unknowable God), created and rules the universe.

Kabbalah (also spelled Kabalah, Cabala, Qabala)—sometimes translated as “mysticism” or “occult knowledge—is a part of Jewish tradition that deals with the essence of God. Whether it entails a sacred text, an experience, or the way things work, Kabbalists believe that God moves in mysterious ways. However, Kabbalists also believe that true knowledge and understanding of that inner, mysterious process is obtainable, and through that knowledge, the greatest intimacy with God can be attained.