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Mar 24 2017, Adar 26, 5777
Torah reading: Vayakhel-Pekudei

The Beginning of Wisdom

The Beginning of Wisdom – Table of Contents

ספר כללי התחלת החכמה   The Beginning of Wisdom A Compendium of Primary Kabbalistic Principles   Translated and annotated by Rabbi Amiram Markel & Dr. Michoel Tzvi Wolkenfeld Ph.d     Copyright © 2006-2008 by Rabbi Amiram Markel   All rights are reserved. This book may not be reproduced, in part or in whole, in any … Read more

The Beginning of Wisdom – Chapter 2

(Within which is explained the matter of the six hundred and thirteen (613) limbs and organs of man and their spiritual counterparts, as well as the subject of the Partzufim.) 34.  Above, the limbs of man and their spiritual counterparts were categorized in a general way.  More specifically, the conducts are further subdivided.  Every general … Read more

The Beginning of Wisdom – Chapter 4

(This explains matters corresponding to the Sefirot and the interrelationships between them.) 98.  There are five general levels of the soul; Nefesh, Ruach, Neshamah, Chaya, and Yechidah.  Each of these subdivides into five subsequent levels, as follows; Nefesh of Nefesh, Ruach of Nefesh, Neshama of Nefesh, Chaya of Nefesh, and Yechidah of Nefesh.  This principle … Read more

The Beginning of Wisdom – Chapter 5

(Within which is explained the matter of lights and vessels, the development of the worlds, the concept of enclothing, inner light, encompassing light, and rebounding light.) 107.  Although the Divine conducts are beyond grasp and definition, they are allegorically called “lights”(אורות) since there is nothing higher or more ethereal in empirical[1] experience[2]. 108.  When reference … Read more