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Merkavah (the Divine "Chariot")

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For an informed reading of Ezekiel 1:1–28, 3:12
The reading speaks of the revelation to Ezekiel in which he saw the entire gamut of divine beings in what he describes as a “chariot."
“Fools!” cried the coachman. “Do you think that I gave you to drink so that the hay you devour should be more tasty?”
429 BCE
On the 5th of Tammuz of the year 3332 from creation (429 BCE), Ezekiel, among the only prophets to prophesy outside of the Holy Land, beheld a vision of the Divine "Chariot" representing the spiritual infrastructure of creation. Links: Ezekiel's vision Ab...
In exile, the fourth leg of the Throne is missing.
In exile, the fourth leg of the Throne is missing.
The Origins of Body and Soul
Where do bodies and souls come from? According to Kabbalah – from very different places! In this lesson we take a Kabbalistic tour of the cosmos and discover the unique (and opposite) origins of body and soul. Along the way we'll encounter the Divine Char...
For the First Day of Shavuott, From the Teachings of the Rebbe
The haftarah for the first day of Shavuot See Zohar Chadash, parshat Yitro, where we learn that Ezekiel had his vision on Shavuot. is Ezekiel’s vision of the Divine Chariot. Ezekiel 1:1-28, 3:12. We are told that at the Giving of the Torah (which Shavuot ...
The Haftorah of Shavuot
Why Ezekiel’s vision of the “divine chariot” is the chosen haftorah reading on Shavuos, when it would appear that other scriptural passages that refer directly to the giving of the Torah would make a more appropriate choice, inasmuch as Ezekiel makes no s...
A Text-Based Study
Excerpts from various mystical texts illustrate how different kinds of ecstatic spiritual experiences may be attained including "death of the ego" and "union with G-d."
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