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The Zohar

Teachings from the primary text of Kabbala, "The Book of Shining Light"

Kabbalah teaches that everything in the revealed world depends on the higher hidden world, its source.

Surviving the Grand Sorcerer
Kabbalah explains that Jacob wished to impress Esau with his power over sorcery.
Evil Crouching at the Door
One's inclination toward evil, as well as that toward good, brings a person close to G-d.
Psychological Warfare
Esau became frightened enough to seek peace instead of war.
Bow to the Living One!
Based on Zohar Breishit 189A
When Jacob saw G-d walking in front of him, he bowed before Him.
Eliciting Peace
Audio | 7:29
Eliciting Peace
Based on Zohar Breishit 144B
Jacob made Shalom Above and below
Beware the Serpent-Rider
When the supports of the Torah are broken, the Torah itself is shaken.
A Necessary Deception
Isaac did not know about Esau's evil deeds in order that Jacob should be blessed not with his father’s knowledge but with G-d’s.

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