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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.

Traveling Blues
Intermediate
Traveling Blues
Only after suffering the exile can we truly return.
Weighty Meaning
Kabbalah describes the half-shekel donation as a unification of the name of G-d.
Repelling the Idol Within Us
Based on Zohar Shemot 182A
When G-d created man, He blew into him a holy soul combined of three aspects
Deadly Relapse
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Deadly Relapse
Based on Zohar Shemot 193B
After they sinned, they could not even look at the face of Moses.
Three Who Cause Harm to Themselves
Based on Zohar Bamidbar 246a
A person who throws bread onto the ground causes a lack of respect for his own “bread winning,” deflecting Divine beneficence from himself.

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