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THEMES of Featured Ari Articles

Reincarnation and Reconciliation
Part 2
Jethro was a reincarnation of Cain, while Moses was a reincarnation of Abel. The various interactions between Jethro and Moses were all designed to rectify the various spiritual blemishes still remaining in their "past" relationship.
Honoring the Masculine and Feminine
When we honor both the male and female aspects of Shabbat, we will be redeemed.
The Sages state that if the Jewish people would keep two Shabbats properly, they would be redeemed immediately. This is usually understood to mean two Shabbats in a row, but the Ari comments that the mystical meaning of this statement is that we must keep the two spiritual aspects of the Shabbat - the feminine and masculine aspects - Shabbat night and Shabbat day.
Souls, Good and Evil: Part 1
The Ari explains the potential to reincarnate 2000 times.
The Ari explains that Adam's eating the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil caused good and evil to become intermingled in his soul, as well as in all reality. Prior to this, the difference between good and evil was clear, and man's soul contained no admixture of evil; his perception was totally clear and unclouded by his ego.
Honoring the Masculine and Feminine
When we honor both the male and female aspects of Shabbat, we will be redeemed.
The Sages state that if the Jewish people would keep two Shabbats properly, they would be redeemed immediately. This is usually understood to mean two Shabbats in a row, but the Ari comments that the mystical meaning of this statement is that we must keep the two spiritual aspects of the Shabbat - the feminine and masculine aspects - Shabbat night and Shabbat day.
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