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A Kabbalistic Approach to Spiritual Growth:...

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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

A Kabbalistic Approach to Spiritual Growth:...

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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

A Kabbalistic Approach to Spiritual Growth:...

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The seventh and final skill that a teacher must acquire is the ability to use reward and punishment in monitoring his students’ progress. The teacher

A Kabbalistic Approach to Spiritual Growth:...

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Prayer notwithstanding, it is still often necessary to confront certain habits head on and refuse to indulge them any more. The teacher needs to remember

A Kabbalistic Approach to Spiritual Growth:...

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Two currents of energy influence the conscious level of the human personality. The first is from “above” originating within the Divine soul. It is a

A Kabbalistic Approach to Spiritual Growth:...

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Every human being is a confederacy of parts as expressed most explicitly in the Hebrew word adam meaning “man,” which can be divided into two fragments. The

A Kabbalistic Approach to Spiritual Growth:...

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The fifth skill of formulating a detailed plan of instruction takes place at the level of the sefirah of netzach (“victory”) and of hod (“thanksgiving”). These two sefirot, which represent the two

A Kabbalistic Approach to Spiritual Growth:...

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After analyzing the student’s personality, the educator must use this information to instigate the changes he envisions. His strategy should reflect both careful deliberation and

A Kabbalistic Approach to Spiritual Growth:...

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Even good attributes, already tempered and working at capacity, require further reinforcement and rectification as expressed by: “Search for peace and pursue it” (Psalms 34:15).  The

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