Answer: Friendship is reciprocity, secure support, a feeling of warmth and mutual understanding.
Question: Can this continue until the end of life? Have you come across such cases?
Answer: Friendship between Kabbalists can be like this because it is beyond the limitations of life and death. A person begins to experience completely new sensations and emotions that are produced outside of our beastly bodies.
Question: In life are there cases in which a friend gives his life for the sake of others. Is this welcomed in the wisdom of Kabbalah?
Answer: The wisdom of Kabbalah doesn’t relate to this in any way and doesn’t say anything about this, neither for nor against. Everything depends on the situation.
Question: Are there general rules in the Torah when a person must give his life for the sake of others and when not?
Answer: In the Torah general rules and obligations like these don’t exist. But if necessary, a person himself gives his life because an inner connection can be very strong. I am convinced that there are circumstances like these in which a mother can give her life for the sake of her child. This can also be the case with two friends if one feels that the other is higher than he.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 12/11/16