Study Jewish Texts
Hebrew numerology, and the secrets of the Torah.
This influential work of Jewish mysticism continues to inspire spiritual seekers.
How much do you know about this area of Jewish contemplation and spirituality?
Jewish mysticism has taken many forms.
Modern Jewish History
The kabbalistic false messiah who gained a mass following in the 17th century — until he converted to Islam.
Why are there age limits on Torah learning?
Made famous by Madonna, these good-luck charms are part of a whole genre of folk traditions and superstitions.
Magic & the Supernatural
Do Jews believe in magic -- and when?
This hymn, sung to welcome the Sabbath, has mystical origins.
Hasidic master whose disciples refuse to appoint a successor--even two centuries after his death.
The founding and flourishing of Hasidism.
Beliefs & Practices
Tikkun Olam in Judaism has come to connote social action, community service, social justice, and often, a liberal social agenda.
The founder of Hasidism is shrouded in legend and mystery.
After the expulsion of Jews from Spain in 1492, the center of kabbalistic study moved to the town of Safed in northern Palestine.
Belief in the power of amulets persisted widely among Jews for many centuries, and still exists in some communities today.