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Tohu & Tikkun

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Tohu & Tikkun: (Kabbalistic terms; lit. "chaos" and "rectification"); Kabbalah explains that at the beginning of creation, the world was in a spiritual condition called Tohu (chaos), an elevated realm of spiritual existence which lacked the balance and order that characterizes our frame of reference and which therefore “collapsed.” in an event called shevirat hakeilim – the breaking of the vessels, when the light departed from them. This “break” was planned by G-d in the first place, for it was a “destruction for the purpose of building,” since only then could there exist the orderly world we are familiar with, the world of tikkun ("rectification" or "order"). This world possesses lesser lights, but the vessels are plentiful. The sparks of holiness that “fell” when the vessels were broken are hidden within various parts of our world, and awaiting their “correction” through man’s Divine service
Who exploded the world? What should we do with the pieces?
Miri anguishes over the lifeless letters on the page--until Rabbi Infinity shows her how to plug them back in and bring them back to life.
Learn a chassidic discourse on Passover
To explain the deeper meaning and immense potential found in the Matzah, the Alter Rebbe first depicts the earliest primordial spiritual world of chaos (Tohu). Discover how knowledge of this latent spiritual reality can completely revolutionize the way we...
by Miri
Miri tells the story of a neshamah that came down to earth to shine light, but got into big trouble instead—and how a shofar rescued the neshamah from despair.
The Kabbalah on Eating Steak
Since Biblical times, our people seem to have had an almost obsessive love affair with food. This lecture opens by demonstrating how food has played such a central role in our sacred tradition; even defined our religious experiences since the very beginni...
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