Study Jewish Texts
Jewish mysticism has taken many forms.
This influential work of Jewish mysticism continues to inspire spiritual seekers.
The potential for misuse and mental trauma led to restrictions on who could study Jewish mysticism.
This ancient mystical text introduced many concepts that would be more fully developed by the tradition of Kabbalah.
Hebrew numerology, and the secrets of the Torah.
How much do you know about this area of Jewish contemplation and spirituality?
Modern Jewish History
The kabbalistic false messiah 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?
Beliefs & Practices
A look at some numbers — from seven to 18 to 613 — that have Jewish significance.
This hymn, sung to welcome the Sabbath, has mystical origins.
Sages & Scholars
Famous for his sayings, stories and charisma, this Hasidic leader inspired a movement that is still vibrant today.
This Orthodox spiritual revivalist movement emerged in 18th-century Eastern Europe.
This phrase with kabbalistic roots has come to connote social justice.