Kabbalah & Mysticism Quiz
How much do you know about this area of Jewish contemplation and spirituality?
Sefer Yetzirah: The Book of Creation
This ancient mystical text introduced many concepts that would be more fully developed by the tradition of Kabbalah.
Who Was Shabbetai Zevi?
The kabbalistic false messiah gained a mass following in the 17th century — until he converted to Islam.
Ask the Expert: Do I Have to be 40 to Study Kabbalah?
Why are there age limits on Torah learning?
Red String Bracelets: What’s the Jewish Significance?
Made famous by Madonna, these good-luck charms are part of a whole genre of folk traditions and superstitions.
Who Was Rav Nachman of Breslov?
Famous for his sayings, stories and charisma, this Hasidic leader inspired a movement that is still vibrant today.
Hasidic Movement: A History
This Orthodox spiritual revivalist movement emerged in 18th-century Eastern Europe.
Tikkun Olam: Repairing the World
This phrase with kabbalistic roots has come to connote social justice.
Isaac Luria and Kabbalah in Safed
After the expulsion of Jews from Spain in 1492, the center of kabbalistic study moved to the town of Safed in northern Palestine.