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Kabbalah for Beginners

By: Rav Michael Laitman

...ncept of reality. Had it not been for Einstein and the subsequent quantum physicists, who revolutionized the way we think about reality, the ideas ... ...is actually red, only that I am perceiving it as red. Actually, if you ask physicists, they’ll tell you that the only true statement you can make abo... ...he introduction to Attaining the Worlds Beyond: “…Not feeling well on the Jewish New Year in September 1991, my teacher called me to his bedside and...

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Kabbalah for the Student

By: Rav Michael Laitman

...T ranslator’s note: A Shofar is a ram’s horn, used on festive occasions in Jewish holidays. 1 5 4 K a b b a l a h f o r T h e s T ... ...f ThE World This is why it is written that each of the nations will hold a Jewish man and lead him to the Holy Land. And it was not enough that they ... ...ansformation of the form, losing nothing of its essence along its way, as physicists have shown. And now we come to clarify the phrase: “All is in de... ...st be present, and then it is possible to say Kedusha (specific part of a Jewish prayer) at the service. The Holy Zohar says about it: “Wherever ther... ... must dedicate a portion of one or two hours a day to study the Halachah (Jewish code of laws), and explain and interpret the questions in the liter... ...e.” Now we can understand the conduct of discriminating between Halachah (Jewish law) and Agadah (legends). This is because only in Halachot (plural ...

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The Path of Kabbalah

By: Rav Michael Laitman

...nstance, it is known that Rabbi Yosef Karo, who wrote the Shulchan Aruch (the Jewish code of laws), a priceless piece of work, slept during his Kabb... ... Jew by birth, and a ‘spiritual Jew’? The answer is: In someone who was born Jewish, there is a tendency to become a Jew in the spiritual sense. The... ...it is, without depending on time, which controls our lives (the dream of many physicists), then we must come to be like that Upper Reality by oursel... ...o result. However, observing Mitzvot mechanically is still necessary for the (Jewish) collective because it preserves their identities from generatio... ....” Thus, the “Big Bang” theory was known to Kabbalists long before the astro- physicists learned about it. Q: Will science understand the sixth sense... ...elves and attain the spiritual world. There is a certain type of soul called “Jewish,” from the Hebrew word Yehudi—meaning “unique,” or “unified” (w... ...ns that this is the most egoistic type of soul. It is no coincidence that the Jewish people are described as “stiff-necked” and insubordinate. The c...

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The Religious Dimension

By: Donald Broadribb

...Westerners continue to list themselves on the census forms as Christian or Jewish, but for many people these terms have come to lose nearly all meanin... ...people as much as things. This is more or less what Martin Buber, a modern Jewish writer, meant when he spoke of changing one’s perception of the worl... ...ns tend to devote the giant’s share of their content to the development of Jewish and Christian thought, which is then used in turn as a basic outlook... ...grouping of people to whom it is convenient to give a common name such as “Jewish” or “Shinto.” What is more usually intended is very well-defined, or... ...e explanation may be simply that Buddhist converts in the West come from a Jewish or Christian background in which the masculinity of God has until re... ...n are also used synonymously with energy. But this is not quite the modern physicists’ energy, for orenda energy is seen as personal, and as intellige... ...adical, since it is very much in vogue at present to invoke modern nuclear physicists, especially those fond of contemplating the possible implication...

...ligious creeds as there are adherents. It is true that thevast majority of Westerners continue to list themselves on the census forms as Christian or Jewish, but for many...

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Kabbalah, Science and the Meaning of Life

By: Rav Michael Laitman

...ia in March, 2005, introducing Kabbalist Rav Michael Laitman, PhD and quantum physicists William Tiller, PhD, Dr. Jeffrey Satinover, and Fred Alan W... ... much higher level, one that pertains to human con- sciousness? Why is it that physicists, who study lifeless atoms, are the ones that suddenly find ... ...ed as an offshoot of research in physics, chemistry, and biology. Eventually, physicists produced a perception that hu- mans are nothing but machines... ...tion that people have free will. Rav Laitman: What you are saying implies that physicists, too, did not want to cope with a non-mechanical system. Ye... ...tually back in the 1960’s by Richard Feynman (1918-1988), one of the greatest physicists of the 20 th century and a Nobel prize laureate in physics... ...I N G M Y S E L F Many people mistakenly relate the wisdom of Kabbalah to the Jewish religion. In truth, Kabbalah and religion are fun- damentally di... ...A L A H , S C I E N C E , A N D T H E M E A N I N G O F L I F E 206 in ancient Jewish treasures that some wondrous revelation that astounds the whole...

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The Open Book

By: Rav Michael Laitman

... enable genuine tranquility and completeness. That is why only an ancient Jewish science, the wisdom of Kabbalah, that is not based on the suppressi... ...ary processes in our world through books that were written by scientists, physicists, biologists and others. But how the evolution of the soul is p... ...prove his attributes in order to resemble the Creator, then he is called “Jewish” or “Israel”, from the words Yasher (straight, direct) El (to God),...

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Cyclopedia of Philosophy

By: Sam Vaknin

...n". As usual, Judaism was there first, agonizing over similar moral conflicts. Two Jewish sayings amount to a reluctant admission of the relativity... ...as many drawbacks. One, it leads to moral relativism. Consider this maxim from the Jewish Talmud: "Do not do unto thy friend that which you hate". ... ...itic arguments more closely and in an unbiased manner: Argument number one - Being Jewish is a racial distinction - not only a religious one If ra... .... Only Jews become automatic citizens of Israel (the infamous Law of Return). The Jewish Response: Race has been invariably used as an argument ag... ...y no biological test or restriction on joining the collective that is known as the Jewish people or the religion that is Judaism. It is true that s... ...e.g., a musical piece) in terms of this type of intuition. Many mathematicians and physicists (following a kind of Pythagorean tradition) use emerg... ...ong scientists. The Anthropic Principle, for instance, promoted by many outstanding physicists, claims that the nature of the Universe is preordaine... ...rialism with reductionism or instrumentalism and correlation with causation. Few physicists, neuroscientists, biologists, and chemists seem to ha... ... in particular, are unprofessionally vague and ambiguous. Professional theoretical physicists ought to be able to do better. Bohm has shown us a wa...

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