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.
This enigmatic poem recited almost precisely as Shabbat begins contains a hidden mystical meaning.
The mystical poem sung during Kabbalat Shabbat services is a model for our relationship with God -- and with each other.
The pursuit of proper kavanah, the Hebrew term for directed attention, has long concerned Jewish thinkers.
This prayer calls on us to discover where the brokenness of the world overlaps with our particular human gifts.
More than mere expressions of gratitude, blessings are portals to other spiritual realms.
Beliefs & Practices
In Jewish texts, the devil is sometimes an adversary and sometimes an embodiment of evil.
A Kabbalistic interpretation of the suffering of the Jews in Egypt and their ultimate redemption.
Made famous by Madonna, these good-luck charms are part of a whole genre of folk traditions and superstitions.