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THEMES of Featured Ari Articles

Manifest from Non-Manifest
Kabbalah describes the process of Creation.
Before any emanations were emanated or any creations created, there was one simple supernal Light that filled all existence. When it was G-d's Will to create worlds, He constricted that Light, leaving a vacated space and hollow void so that there was a "place" for all that was to be emanated [Atzilut], created [Beriya], formed [Yetzira], and completed [Asiya].
For the World of the Chariot
The Torah is for this world…for Beriya
In the world of Atzilut; the revelation of G-d in this world is so great that it leaves absolutely no room for self-awareness. In the world of Beriya, for the first time the created beings are aware of themselves as entities distinct from G-d. Thus the Torah is called 'the Torah of Beriya,' for it speaks about the world of Beriya, not the world of Atzilut.
The Levels of the Creation of Man
Kabbalah explains the mystical dynamics of the creation of male and female and their fall.
Kabbalah explains the mystical dynamics of the creation of male and female and their fall. (This article is a continuation of an earlier installment, For the World of the Chariot.)
Creation: Hidden and Revealed
Kabbalah, Jewish mysticism, was the original Torah.
G-d originally delighted in a Torah which preceded the created world; that Torah, corresponding to the World to Come, is essentially spiritual and is compared to the soul, as opposed to the "body" of the Torah we have access to today.
Making the Earth & Heavens
Kabbalah describes the order of the creation of the heavens and earth.
In the account of Creation of the world of Beriya, the heavens are mentioned first, while in the account of the making of the world of Asiya, the earth was mentioned first. This is because the Creation occurred by means of Zeir Anpin and Nukva of Atzilut as they were clothed. is a masculine world, so therefore the heavens, the vav of the name Havayah, were created first.
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