A Kabbalistic Approach to Spiritual Growth

A Kabbalistic Approach to Spiritual Growth:...

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The task of setting priorities carries with it an additional requirement and that is the need for maximum patience. The teacher must first restrain his

A Kabbalistic Approach to Spiritual Growth:...

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In the previous chapter, we discussed the skill of getting to know the student’s inner and outer realities. This skill corresponds to the sefirah of da’at (“knowledge”) because every

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In the coming chapters, we will consider the seven skills necessary for an educator to be effective.  These seven skills develop both logically and chronologically. They

A Kabbalistic Approach to Spiritual Growth:...

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Thus far, we have presented a kaleidoscopic view of the education process and its key components: inspiration and integration. Each turn of the lens has provided

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Only when mediated by the self-critical aspect of justice does tzedakah (charity) have the power to draw God’s kindness into the world. This check and balance relationship is

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The quality of grace (chen) is constantly paired with the attribute of kindness (chesed), and the phrase “grace and kindness” (chen v’chesed) appears often in

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The only way for us to express our potential of grace and beauty, and insure that it comes from the side of holiness and not

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Kabbalah teaches that each of the twelve tribes of Israel represents a particular sensitivity of soul: Yehuda relates to speech; Issachar to thought; Zebulin to

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As we saw at the outset, the basic root of chinuch appears most frequently in the Bible in the sense of “inauguration” and “initiation” [see footnote #1]. However,

Mashiach and Jewish Leadership: Part 37 &#...

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In the second of three paragraphs recited along with the Shema daily, we are informed that the amount of rain and its subsequent blessings depends ultimately on