Kabbalah Online Magazine
Vol. 11 No. 10, 1 - 7 Kislev, 5775 / November 23 - 29, 2014
A note from the staff of Kabbalah Online in Tzefat
Our patriarch Yaakov desired to marry Rachel but wound up first marrying Leah. Who was his intended soulmate?
Identifying one's "bashert" is often not so simple. The first five of this week's articles delve into the crucial subject.of dating and marriage.
For more about the 5th article, see Dedication below.
The sixth article analyzes through Kabbalah a major component of social media--a technological development with repercussions on our main topic.
For the soul-elevation of Rabbi Shabtai Teicher, who provided
the commentary for the first eleven chapters of our "Shaar Gilgulim/Gate of Reincarnations" series
as well as authoring several other articles on this site
on the occasion of his 4th yahrzeit this week, on 5 Kislev (Thursday)
--by Yerachmiel Tilles - managing editor of KabbalaOnline - and staff.
| Weekday Prayers|
||Not Like Yesterday
Elevating sparks comes through the extraneous thoughts that enter the mind during prayer.
| Weekly Torah Reading|
'Barzel' (iron) is also an acronym for Jacob's four wives: Bilhah, Rachel, Zilpah, and Leah.
||Mystery of the Matron's Query
Kabbalah describes the details of marital harmony and reincarnation.
Refined in character, Jacob felt little need to speak in 'polite' terms.
| Gate of Reincarnations|
||Obligation of Procreation
Gate of Reincarnations: Chapter Eleven, Section 9
Kabbalah teaches that each soul must procreate.
||When the Tweeting Stopped
Kabbalah, Twitter, and Tweeting (Part 2)
140 characters signifies the unification of Wisdom/Chochmah and Understanding/Binah
| Mystic Story|
||Worse Than Poverty
“I cannot change my opinion, regardless of how you ask and what you say,” said the rebbe to his astonished follower.