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THEMES of Featured Contemporary Kabbalists Articles

A Jewel of an Education
Four ingredients of proper child-rearing that all parents should contribute
In order to properly raise Jewish children who will transform the world into G-d's home, parents must hearken to the Torah's instructions as well of those of their generation's Torah sages in all aspects of educating their children.
Shabbat and the Worlds
The Sanctuary needed to be built like this world, which corresponds to the body of man.
The Mishkan was composed from inanimate, vegetable, and animal products in order to elevate the material of this world to Holiness, to create a vessel for the dwelling of the Shechinah which will descend from "above to below". This is opposed to Shabbat, when the material world ascends to the spiritual worlds.
The Ascent of Sin
With our penitence G-d elevates the sparks of holiness in the sin.
The Baal Shem Tov taught that not even a sin could exist unless it contained a spark of holiness. G‑d returns them to their source and this is the essence of forgiveness.
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