Tree of life ( Ten Sephirot) Avraham Lowenthal

What is the Light, a vessel, and a Sephirah?

by yedidah on January 24, 2014

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A friend of mine sent me a chart this week of the ten Sephirot that she had received over the internet. Although this chart wasn’t exactly wrong, the image it invoked for me, was as if one were to reduce a statue carved by Michelangelo to a line drawing, without shading, omitting the play of light and shadow.

To avoid such a representation it is necessary to go back to the definitions of the basic components of the Kabbalah: the light of the Ein Sof, which  is the prime force of creation; the vessel of the Ein Sof, which is the essence of creation itself, and the very first dynamic of their interaction that  gave rise to the Sephirot. This is described by the Holy Ari, and explained by the great Kabbalist of the twentieth century Rabbi Yehudah Lev Ashlag.

In this podcast we will be learning these basic definitions and understand, more deeply, their meaning.

With grateful thanks to Mia Sherwood Landau for the inspiration of this podcast; and to Avraham Lowenthal, for permission to reproduce his relational diagram of the ten Sephirot Tsfat Gallery of Mystical Art

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Dov Ber Bernstein January 24, 2014 at 11:57 am

I haven’t heard from you dear friend Yedidah other than what you teach to the world over there in the place where the Ari lived and taught. You are a special teacher.

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yedidah January 25, 2014 at 7:35 pm

Hi Dov Ber, Just saw your comment. How lovely to hear form you. I’m glad you enjoyed the podcast, Bvrachah Yeiddah

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