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Recent Questions

  1. After all, after entering the kabbalistic society one feels the pressure for single men to get married. So I would like to know, if this is a requirement like it seems, why this is necessary for me to do. Until now I unfortunately couldn’t find a convincing answer.

  2. Why should there be a high recognition and appreciation for a woman being at home and caring for the family i.e. a division of roles in family life (or for couples or married ones), and why is this not happening in today’s society?

  3. I have felt a prompting to study specifically the second chapter of the book of Ezra. Any tips on this section from your materials? The focus is on emerging from Exile and the prompting of the light in a Gentile King.

  4. In my small amount of experience, I have noticed that, whenever I am invested, in the form of transactions, I can feel the effect there and then. Just like all things in the Spiritual path, its usually followed by a decline.

    In that sense, I will feel the next similar ascent when I’m invested again. Such as paying for group activities or paying for dissemination materials.

    Does this phenomenon have anything to do with the Congress? Because at that point, being vested fully in the form of tickets, bookings and generally spending towards the goal, I would consider that a similar point of ascent.

    Is that the differential factor? Is it a vested point in the world kli? Congress?

  5. The premise that money and its acquisition are based in egotism seems short sighted to me. Surely, as a means of acquiring safety, food, shelter, and potential to build something one believes in by investing in the mechanisms by which our philanthropic desires can be manifested, it is not so reasonable to assume that it’s accumulation is strictly egotistical but rather the intent with which it is used. Also, is not the notion that the conflict between work and vacation is resolved by complacency with balance between the two equally short sighted? Surely the idea of what is reasonable in terms of a ratio between duration of work and a respite from it has differed greatly over the centuries. Would a Roman slave not see our contemporary views of vacation as excessive according to this understanding? Is it not more reasonable to say that this question is a socioeconomic conflict as a result of our frameworks of government and society being in discord with the premises of Kabbalah? It’s my understanding that the goal of the Kabbalist is to attain a perception from which we view one another as different aspects of the same entity and to love one another unconditionally, selflessly and without regard to the ego. Would not a world that governs itself upon such premises appear alien to what we are familiar with? Such a world would provide the mechanisms to circumvent and mitigate suffering and natural disasters even without mandating taxes, which now only seem to perpetuate and amplify the same conflicts. Would a kabbalistic framework not provide and cultivate the basic necessities of life, even without mandating the collection of taxes, and would such a framework not resemble a world where “we are on vacation all the time”? Would not the value of our existence then be based on our productivity, which would be free for us to choose, instead of being predicated by the incentive of “what is most profitable”? If so, wouldn’t complacency be more the problem than the solution? Or is it more Kabbalistic to embrace complacency in the sense that it is better to desire nothing? Would not the former (changing our governmental and socioeconomic frameworks) work as a better catalyst for whole redemption?

  6. Dear Rav,
    What is your opinion on the JEWISH STATE BILL passed in the Israeli Knesset?

  7. It is said that the Jews have 613 mitzvot (commandments) and the gentiles only have 7 (given to the children of Noah). We also know that the 613 mitzvot correlate to the 613 parts of the soul. So does a gentile soul only have 7 parts? How can we understand the 7 for the gentile and 613 for the Jew according to kabbalah?

  8. Rabbi,

    Is there a syllabus for this website? Where should I begin and where should I go?

    Thanks and shalom,

  9. Was Balaam’s talking doneky a metaphore in the Torah or did this event actually took place? And if so, how do we reconcile this as we do not see animals talking in nature today, save humans, but humans are on a higher level than animals.

    Does the Kabbalah support this view?

  10. What is the meaning behind only having intercourse with a partner when you are married to him?

    Is there any psychological or even spiritual meaning behind this?

  11. Also- what is the list of foods we cannot eat so long?

    Do I actually have to abide by those laws?

  12. I think I just answered my own question.
    I judge myself based on what I think my journey should look like.

    Where I think I should be by now.

    But really, I should have faith that I am exactly where I need to be- and every little accomplishment leads me closer to my goal. One step at a time.

  13. In Leviticus Chapter 10- why does Moses get angry at Aaron’s sons for burning their offering and not eating it right away?

    And what does Aaron’s response mean?

    If the offerings are the changes and sacrifices I make in myself when trying to become one with the Creator, what does this the state I am trying to attain have to be angry about?

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