The Beginning of Wisdom – Table of Contents


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


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Table of Contents

Chapter One 

The matter of the Sefirot, their names and G_d’s conduct toward the worlds.

Chapter Two 

The six hundred and thirteen (613) limbs and organs of man and their spiritual counterparts, as well as the subject of the Partzufim.

Chapter Three 

The matter of the Divine names and the principles pertaining to them.

Chapter Four 

Matters corresponding to the Sefirot and their interrelationships. 

Chapter Five

The matter of lights and vessels, the development of the worlds, the concept of enclothing, inner light, encompassing light, and rebounding light.

Chapter Six 

The world of Tohu-Chaos, the world of Tikkun-Repair, The connection of the three upper Sefirot with the seven lower ones, Yisrael Saba, Tevunah, The Seven Repairs, and the Thirteen Repairs of the Beard.

Chapter Seven 

The joining and union of Mercy – (Rachamim) with Judgment – (Din), the six Sefirot of Zeir Anpin with Malchut, G_d, blessed be He, with the worlds, and the Feminine Waters with the Masculine Waters.

Chapter Eight 

The stages of conduct until eternity, Adam Kadmon and his branches, and the emanations of his ears, nose, and mouth, the World of Bundles, Tzimtzum, and the Ray.

Chapter Nine 

Within which is explained the Worlds of Briyah – Creation, Yetzirah – Formation and Asiyah – Action; Palaces and Souls.

Chapter Ten 

Within which the matter of Sitra Achera and the complete repair in the time to come are explained.

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