The Kabbalah of Forgiveness: Rabbi Moshe Cordovero and the Thirteen Levels of Mercy by Dr. Henry Abramson. Fifteen short lectures on the classic 16th work of Kabbalistic Mussar known as Tomer Devorah. For texts and more information, please visit www.henryabramson.com and click "The Kabbalah of Forgiveness."
ZOHAR AND KABBALAH - Daniel Matt Rutgers University 2012 (1.12.40) The Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life For more information visit bildnercenter.rutgers.edu
KABBALAH EXPLAINED !!! DOWK MEDIA 2016 (1.24.56)
Kabbalah is an esoteric method, discipline, and school of thought that originated in Judaism. A traditional Kabbalist in Judaism is called a Mekubbal.
Kabbalah's definition varies according to the tradition and aims of those following it, from its religious origin as an integral part of Judaism, to its later Christian, New Age, and Occultist syncretic adaptations. Kabbalah is a set of esoteric teachings meant to explain the relationship between an unchanging, eternal, and mysterious Ein Sof (infinity) and the mortal and finite universe (God's creation). While it is heavily used by some denominations, it is not a religious denomination in itself. It forms the foundations of mystical religious interpretation. Kabbalah seeks to define the nature of the universe and the human being, the nature and purpose of existence, and various other ontological questions. It also presents methods to aid understanding of the concepts and thereby attain spiritual realisation.
Kabbalah originally developed within the realm of Jewish tradition, and kabbalists often use classical Jewish sources to explain and demonstrate its esoteric teachings. These teachings are held by followers in Judaism to define the inner meaning of both the Hebrew Bible and traditional Rabbinic literature and their formerly concealed transmitted dimension, as well as to explain the significance of Jewish religious observances.
Traditional practitioners believe its earliest origins pre-date world religions, forming the primordial blueprint for Creation's philosophies, religions, sciences, arts, and political systems Historically, Kabbalah emerged, after earlier forms of Jewish mysticism, in 12th- to 13th-century Southern France and Spain, becoming reinterpreted in the Jewish mystical renaissance of 16th-century Ottoman Palestine. It was popularised in the form of Hasidic Judaism from the 18th century onwards. Twentieth-century interest in Kabbalah has inspired cross-denominational Jewish renewal and contributed to wider non-Jewish contemporary spirituality, as well as engaging its flourishing emergence and historical re-emphasis through newly established academic investigation.
GNOSIS - SECRETS OF THE KABBALAH Raphael Panameno 2013 (1.24.32)
WHAT IS KABBALAH? AND WHAT IT IS NOT Rabbi Michael Skobac on Jewish Mysticism Jews for Judaism, 2018 (10.45) What is Kabbalah? There are tremendous misconceptions whirling about the topic of Kabbalah. This video explores some of this misinformation and will provide a general overview about the true nature of the Kabbalah: its focus and history. Kabbalah deals with ultimate issues of theology not clearly or fully developed in the Bible. Some of these topics include: Why did God create the world? What is the nature of our soul? What happens after we die? How are we to understand the existence of evil if God is all good?
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KABBALAH CENTRE - IS IT A CULT? Rick Alan Ross The Cult Education Institute 2016 (5216) A detailed examination of the controversial Kabbalah Centre run by Karen Berg and Michael Berg. Is it a cult brainwashing scheme, or an expression of Judaism and Kabbalah?
Rick Alan Ross is a private consultant, lecturer, and cult intervention specialist. He began his work as an anti-cult activist and community organizer in 1982.
Ross first became concerned about controversial groups and movements in response to a radical religious group that had covertly targeted his grandmother’s nursing home. Since that time he has raised awareness about cults and facilitated more than five hundred interventions to rescue people from cultic situations.
Ross is one of the leading experts on cults in the world today.
He has consulted with the FBI, the BATF, and various other law enforcement agencies, as well as the governments of Israel and China, on the subject of cults. Ross has been qualified, accepted and testified as an expert court witness in eleven different states within the United States including US federal court. He has worked as an expert analyst for CBS News, CBC of Canada, and Nippon and Asahi in Japan.
Ross has lectured at more than 30 universities and colleges including the University of Chicago, Dickinson College, Carnegie Mellon, Baylor, Wuhan University of China, Assumption University of Thailand and the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He has also been published within peer-reviewed academic journals on the topic of cults.
Regarding his cult intervention work Ross states that historically about 75 percent of the people that he conducts an intervention with decide to leave the group by the end of such an effort. He has done interventions across the United States and around the world. Ross did two successful interventions with the notorious Branch Davidians led by self-styled messiah David Koresh.
Ross has appeared in fourteen documentaries and has been interviewed and quoted in media all over the world.