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 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.
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.
Beliefs & Practices
This phrase with kabbalistic roots has come to connote social justice.
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.
Suffering & Evil in Judaism
According to the kabbalists, evil is a bi-product of the relationship between humans and the sefirot, God's manifested attributes.