About Rabbi Ginsburgh

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Rabbi Ginsburgh is our generation’s most respected authority on Jewish Mysticism. He is acknowledged by both the religious and academic communities as an integrator of the mystical tradition as has not been seen in Judaism for many generations. His work is not only integrative in its nature, it is also seminal, providing serious students of Torah (in all its areas, esoteric as well as exoteric) with tools and ideas that will be relevant for hundreds of years to come. Hundreds of spiritual leaders view him as their mentor and teacher and his impact on Torah scholarship and Jewish spirituality increases from day to day.

 Yet, those who know him are struck by his humble, gentle, and serene nature. While every class or lecture that he  delivers is a tour-de-force of powerful insight, intellect, and what seems to be infinite creativity, leaving listeners with  the feeling that they have just been touched by the Infinite, he himself remains approachable and reachable.

Ginsburg Yitzchak – Bio

Rabbi Ginsburgh was born in S. Louis, Missouri in 1944.

Prior to his rediscovering the beauty and wisdom of his Jewish heritage, Rabbi Ginsburgh pursued an academic career in mathematics and philosophy. Upon finding his way to Torah faith and observance, he began an intensive program of religious study and development, under the close guidance of several great sages–most notably, the Lubavitcher Rebbe. In the course of his study, Rabbi Ginsburgh acquired deep and broad knowledge of the mystical tradition within Judaism, the realm of Kabbalah and Chassidut.

After moving to Israel in 1965, Rabbi Ginsburgh began drawing from his intimate knowledge of these profound teachings so as to make them spiritually relevant to the modern Jew for whom the original texts are virtually impenetrable. Using his academic background to present these classic ideas into a conceptual language and system that speaks to the 21st-century mind, Rabbi Ginsburgh has been able to unlock a vast treasure of insight for which many have long been thirsting.

Rabbi Ginsburgh’s expertise in mathematics, science, philosophy, psychology and music has enabled him to relate the ancient wisdom of the Torah to many currents trends in academic thought and artistic activity. He is a talented musician and composer, having produced recordings of original music bringing Chassidic motif and classical style into fruitful interplay.

Presently, Rabbi Ginsburgh lives with his wife, children and grandchildren in the rural Chassidic community of Kfar Chabad. He teaches all across the Land of Israel, from modern Tel Aviv to the ancestral towns of Shechem and Hebron in Judea and Samaria where many of his students are reclaiming ancient Jewish rights of settlement. His audiences include yeshiva students and academics, chassidim and businessmen, housewives and politicians, Jews and non-Jews.

In addition to his teaching commitments, Rabbi Ginsburgh has devoted much of his time and energy to writing original works of Chassidic thought based upon his unique system and methodology. These works are prepared, published and distributed by Gal Einai of the Holy Land. Hundreds of his taped lectures and seminars are also distributed.

Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh, a renowned authority on Kabbalah and Chassidut, has been making the profound wisdom of the Jewish esoteric tradition accessible to seekers of Jewish spirituality for over 25 years. From his base in the Holy Land, Rabbi Ginsburgh teaches as well as oversees the production of numerous original works on Jewish mysticism.

In recent years, Rabbi Ginsburgh has also gone on speaking tours around the world.

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  1. I am a member of the Roman Catholic Church; nonetheless, Rabbi Ginsburgh work on the Hebrew letters has greatly influence my researches on the Judaeo Christian Scriptures.

    Though I cannot read, speak or write Hebrew I study and research the Hebrew texts of the creation account: First Four Chapters of Genesis letter by letter without vowel points. I have written greatly about he secret esoteric and Kabbalistic geometry that I discovered covered in the Hebrew texts via the alpha numerics and symbolism of each letter.

  2. Shalom,

    My name is Devorah Fineblum and I am an avid student of the Rav’s, looking forward each month to his English shuir be it live in Jerusalem or online when I am Stateside. I’m also a writer by trade, a regular stringer with JNS (the Jewish News Service) and an author with four books under my proverbial belt.

    I am now working on a book project designed to to mark the Rebbe’s first quarter century after leaving his body with a powerful message to Jews everywhere… I believe this is a book that the Rav will champion and that he will be a powerful guide for me as the book unfolds (as all books that were Meant to Be are bound to do)…

    I am living in Pardes Hanna but do have a Rav Kav and am happy to come down to meet and present the Rav with the book proposal and happily receive his feedback. Oh, yes, please let him know I am an avid Tanya student and, as a fellow American-born baby boomer, please tell hm know that, yes, I WAS at Woodstock on August 15, 1969.

    With sincere appreciation and great anticipation,
    Devorah Fineblum

  3. Though my family forbids me getting deeply involved with Judaism and especially mystical Judaism, I figure I am old enough (72) to do what my heart wants. I’ve been told that if I convert to anything but Conservative Judaism I will not be respected and the Jewish community here will shun me. I’ve been studying for a long time and done mostly listening, reading and asking a few questions here and there. I find I like to listen to this Rabbi Ginsburgh and gather the truth of what he has to say. How can a man like me still become a Jew?

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