Question: Did you ever go to Jerusalem and the Dead Sea with your teacher Rabash?
Answer: We went to Jerusalem. However, Rabash did not particularly respect it or the Wailing Wall because, as the Kabbalists write, once Jerusalem was destroyed, the spiritual force abandoned it and it can only be restored if the people of Israel revive their good attitude toward each other.
Therefore, as Kabbalists suggest, although Jerusalem is a very high point today, it is high in the negative, not the positive way.
Question: Yet, still, Jerusalem and the Dead Sea are closer to creation. Why didn’t you go there? They are Zeir Anpin and Malchut?
Answer: Indeed, we never went to the Dead Sea and we only went to Jerusalem a few times. However, these were special trips in order to meet with family or friends or to do something.
Question: Does it mean that it is impossible to draw spiritual forces from there?
Answer: No, I did not see that Rabash received any energy, nourishment, or connection with the upper world in Jerusalem. We were there with his relatives and friends, and went to all sorts of events. We were only at the Wailing Wall once and just for a few moments.
So, except for Mount Meron and the grave of Rashbi, we did not go to any other places, including Hermon and the Cave of Machpelah.
Remark: It is strange because Hermon is considered the highest point, the quality of the Creator. It would seem that it is from there we should draw spiritual forces.
My Comment: No, we practically never went above Tiberias. Tiberias and Mount Meron were the places of our trips, on one hand. And on the other hand, we went to parks, quiet places with no people where we could sit peacefully, speak, and study.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 1/28/19