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Animated Kabbalah #1: How Tzimtzum Works

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Animated Kabbalah #1: How Tzimtzum Works

The Kabbalah of creating a world and charging your phone.
Creation, Tzimtzum

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Duo January 2, 2021

Great understanding! Reply

Jeff Fisher New York December 8, 2020

This is amazing! More, please 🙏 Reply

Dina December 5, 2020

Brilliant! Need to see more! When is the next episode being released? Reply

Alter Brooklyn December 6, 2020
in response to Dina:

Please God, this Tuesday Reply

Marcia Skokie, IL December 5, 2020

This is a very understandable explanation, one that young people and even some children could grasp. Looking forward to the next! Great creative project! Reply

Sara Esther Spiero Amsterdam, Holland December 5, 2020

Thanks so much, I really love this. Reply

Sue Northwich December 4, 2020

This is really great ! Thank you. Reply

Rabbi Z. Holy Land December 3, 2020

Pretty good, however the basic premise that God was "lacking who to share with..." - in point of fact (from what I have learned...)

a. The ultimate reason - as the Rebbe says, the reason behind all the given reasons for Creation is that G-d foresaw us and "fell in love" - namely, He Identifies! which is the reason
1. He Wishes To "Dwell"" (Guide us... - have a relationship..) with US
b. The Reason He Loves Giving to US
c. The Reason He loves to be Known By Us

When becoming a source - one must check sources -semantics in obtuse and very subtle realities MATTER Reply

Alter Brooklyn December 4, 2020
in response to Rabbi Z.:

I definitely have to look at this closer, but this idea was based off two ideas: that at the beginning it was just "Him and His name", and "the nature of goodness is to do good".

Hashem wants to do good but it's just Him. Doing good needs a zulas, so He creates us.

It's obviously not that simple, but that's the point.

And your point that Hashem fell in love with us doesn't negate this point, it adds a reason of why God wants to do good with us, because He fell in love with us. So thank you for adding depth and background to why went through the process of creation. Reply

Irene December 3, 2020

What a beautiful tool and explanation! Thank you for your creativity, time, and hard work to bring this into being. Reply

Marsha Roberts California December 3, 2020

Thank you. Well done. Reply

Adam December 3, 2020

Love this, can't wait for the next video! Reply

Aleksandra Belgrade December 3, 2020

Beautiful video, todah rabah,
Shabbat Shalom Reply

Richard Tenser Los Angeles December 3, 2020

Very pantheistic Reply

Alter Brooklyn December 4, 2020
in response to Richard Tenser:

This episode focuses on how God Creates The world, which is by investing Himself in it, which is pantheistic.

In future videos we discuss how God is also infinitely beyond creation.

So He is both: completely invested and thoroughly beyond.

Panantheistic. Reply

BitinDawg Dawg Pound December 3, 2020

It would take a truly inferior mind 2 swallow this as anything other than a brilliant rabbinical mind, manipulating sanitizing and anesthetizing the inferior minds of his flock. Reply

Yehuda Brooklyn December 2, 2020

The electricity משל was very well done and the visuals for that part brought out the point of Tzimtzum very well.
I did not, however, see a direct relationship between the visuals used in the first part of the video and the concepts they were being used to describe (referring to the part of the video that describes Tzimtzum with all the circles and lines. Sure it may be loosely based on some Kabbalistic imagery, but the imagery itself is not explained at all in the video).
Perhaps text would work better in such a case.
Overall, great job explaining an essential concept of Kabbalah in very a down to earth way.
Keep up the good work! Reply

Alter Brooklyn January 4, 2021
in response to Yehuda:

Thanks for the feedback!

We didn't go too into depth about the imagery, but it is relevant: we're saying that God does many tzimtzumim, getting progressively less potent. The viewer sees many consecutive tzimtzumim and each ring is smaller.

I would however, like to go into more detail about the graph on the podcast. Thanks for the idea! Reply

Mendel Los Angeles December 2, 2020

Lehafshit dvorim migashmiyuson :)
A little different to how I imagined it but pretty cool stuff. Gotta make a kids game with all the levels to teach Seder hishtalshelus. Reply

Alter Brooklyn December 2, 2020
in response to Mendel:

It's funny, seems to be more megushom - you can almost touch it Reply

Mendel Los Angeles December 8, 2020
in response to Alter:

Duy lechakima beremizah Reply

George December 2, 2020

Never realized I could visualize Torah so graphically! This is next level Reply

Alter Brooklyn December 2, 2020
in response to George:

Isaiah says 'on that day all flesh will see' - apparently that day is coming closer Reply

PM via chabad.org December 2, 2020

great human perspective how Hashem works. Reply

Edward Markovich December 1, 2020

This is great. Thank you. Reply

Jacob December 1, 2020

Amazing!! We need more videos like these!! Reply

Micah Halal December 1, 2020

Succinct and amazing! Reply