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Rabbi Amichai and Miriam Cohen, the visionary souls behind LiveKabbalah.com, an online school and vibrant community, are here to guide you on a transformative journey towards living your most authentic self. Through the profound teachings of Kabbalah and Chassidut, we delve into the wisdom of how to embody our deepest truths in this earthly realm. Come along as we engage in enlightening conversations with extraordinary leaders, innovative creators, and inspiring individuals, unraveling the s ...
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What is the Kabbalistic essence of the month of Sivan? It is about instilling presence within contradictions. The Torah says, regarding the month of Sivan, "They (the Israelites) encamped around the mountain." Our sages say that this was the first time true prevailing peace was achieved from an interpersonal point of view. After all the days of cou…
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What is holiness? The Ramban (Rabbi Moshe ben Nachman of Barcelona, Spain) says it means "removed from the mundane." In this week's Parsha Emor, we learn about the innate holiness found within the Kohen, which translates into a different level of responsibility they have towards the collective. In truth, all of us are called Kohanim. As the Torah s…
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As we transition from the month of Nissan—Aries into Iyar Taurus, we transition into a different phase of consciousness, which is unique to Iyar and the month of May. The Arizal teaches about three phases of consciousness. These three archetypes are experienced on a superconscious level on the Seder night, and then we strive to internalize this exp…
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Charoset: The Sweetness of Liberation - The Symbolism on the Passover Table We are happy to welcome botanical expert and historian Avraham Dahan, the author of the Talmudic Encyclopedia of Plants & Herbs, as a guest teacher. The presence of Charoset on the Seder table is deeply rooted in Jewish tradition and symbolism, particularly during the Passo…
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In our Parsha, Tzaria, we learn about the leper and the healing from leprosy. Leprosy is a skin condition with a spiritual root. The Torah says that if a person suspects that they have leprosy, they must "come to the Kohen" and show him the white patches. The Kohen determines whether the person is an actual leper and quarantines him for seven days.…
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The month of Nissan represents the above nature dimension. The name Nissan means miracles, and during this month, we assume the above natural reality of love, joy, and compassion as our true selves. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/livekabbalah/message
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A profound class on the roots of shame and how we may heal it. Shame is something we all have. In fact, it is part of our human DNA and is stamped deeply into our psyche. After the sin of the Tree of Knowledge, Adam, the first man, was asked by G-d in the Garden of Eden, "Where are you? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/po…
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A deep dive into understanding life's journeys. As much as we do not yearn for or anticipate expansiveness/redemption, it is found within the challenge itself, and one of life's great lessons is this recognition. The Torah portion of Pekudai culminates the book of Shemot-Exodus. The book begins by recounting the children of Jacob's descent into Egy…
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The Zohar teaches that we are comprised of the spiritual higher self, which is called our "other half." We are also comprised of our lower ego-centric self. We are interested in uplifting the ego self by utilizing the power of choice and observation. This Shabbat is the first of four special Torah readings that spiritually prepare us for the holida…
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In the Torah portion, Ki -Tissa, we learn about the sin of the golden calf in which Moshe rises in prayer to the Creator to atone for this grave sin. It says Hashem (G-d) teaches Moshe THE prayer to annul the negative decree and atone for the sin. It is the 13 Attributes of mercy. The holy Zohar says that the 13 Attributes of mercy are compared to …
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What is the essence of joy? The holiday of Purim teaches us that there is a constant joy of self beyond our knowing and doing. This joy is interconnected with our inner child, whose birthright is joy. Purim Katan offers us to connect to the constant and subtle joy of being in the moment and harnassing the opportunity to live with an open mind and o…
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The month of Adar is one of the most joyous and auspicious months on the calendar. This year, we are in a leap year and are celebrating two Adars or 60 days of Adar. When this happens (every 2-3 years), there is a special inherent potential that we can tap into. In a sense, we become nullified within these 60 days and its potential.The month of Ada…
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In this week's Parsha-Bo, Moshe is asked to approach Pharoah on his home turf. Moshe is frightened, and the Zohar says that Hashem tells him, "Come with me to Pharoah." Hashem walks Moshe into the fearsome face-to-face with the dark side. The Zohar gives a secondary interpretation that the Pharoah represents the source from which all lights stem, t…
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What is flow? It is the state of being where we are perfectly aligned with our purpose. Behavioral Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi says that flow is the balance of when our challenges and capacities are conjoined to connect with our ecstatic state of being. Csikszentmihalyi says that the best moments in our lives are not the passive, receptive…
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Throughout the book of Beriesheit - Genesis, we hear the word Hineini from all of our greats. Starting with Abraham, Jacob, and Joseph, they refer to their divine awareness within the darkness of uncertainty as Hineini. Lenord Cohen has a famous song Hineni, in which he refers to his surrender to G-d as Hineni. In this week's Parsha and new book of…
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Inarguably, Jacob stands out as one of the greatest spiritual heroes who engaged in the most courageous battles ✨ His struggles encompassed inner and outer conflicts stemming from a perceived lack of paternal love, sibling strife, discord among his children, a celestial encounter with an angel, and confrontations with his father-in-law. According t…
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The eighth day of Chanukah is also called "Zot Chanukah" or "this is Chanukah" because it captures the essence of the holiday. In this class, we explore the two opinions of Beit Hillel and Beit Shamai about seeing the actual now vs accessing potential. How do we surrender to a great place of oneness and release our limiting beliefs? Why do we menti…
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Join us in our discussion as we unravel the roots of antisemitism, tracing back to the narratives of Isaac and Yishmael, Jacob and Eisav, and the pivotal moment of the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai. Explore the spiritual dimensions that contribute to the enduring question: Why does Eisav harbor hatred towards Jacob, and how can we transcend th…
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Tap into and learn more about the New Moon in Kislev-Sagittarius, the month of light and miracles 🌟 As the war of light and darkness is playing out in the world, we are all being asked to access our inner light in such a deep, raw, and real way. In this Women's Circle, Miriam shares tools and guidance to access our light through the energy of this …
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Join us for a captivating exploration as Rabbi Shalom Pasternak helps us delve into the essence of Chassidut, guiding us on a journey to find unity within ourselves. In this episode, we unravel the profound teachings that illuminate our inner light. Get ready for a candid conversation and a soulful fabrengen, preparing us for the meaningful celebra…
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Join Rabbi Amichai & Shifra Hendrie in this fascinating and vital conversation on how to stay centered in the eye of the storm and let go of the old and embrace the new reality that is unfolding within ourselves and the world. Listen to the powerful centering and heart-opening meditation. Here is our gift to you during these turbulent times.https:/…
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The Prophet Daniel sees in his vision the statue of Nebuchadnezzar as a physical representation of the four exiles the Jewish people will be in. He sees Babalyon, Persia/Media, Greece, and Rome as parts of the statue's body.Our Sages teach us that he saw a fifth exile, the most fierce one which will occur at the end of days, the exile of Yishmael.I…
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In these trying times, we are facing unprecedented levels of attacks on Israel and Jews both physically and through unbiased reporting in the news and on social media. In last week's class, we explored whether the war we are engaging in is the war of Gog and Magog spoken about in the Tanach in the books of Ezekiel and Zecharia. We brought various s…
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With everything that is happening in the world, we can not help but wonder what exactly is going on and when/if it will stop. Many people, including prominent rabbis, say we are in the war of Gog and Magog. There are tremendous misunderstandings and justified fears about this apocalyptic war. In this class, we will explore the sources of Gog and Ma…
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Amalek is a nation considered the eternal nemesis of the Jewish people. They were the first to attack the Israelites as they came out of Egypt, instilling fear and doubt in their minds and hearts. Our Sages teach us that Amalek has the same numerology as doubt and that the etymology is a composite of the word "Malak," which means to sever. The Amal…
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In a matter of less than a few days, the lives of millions of Israelis, Jews, and Gentiles from around the world were changed. To say that the war and the horrific pain and grief are staggering is an understatement. We under 50 generations in Israel have never experienced the intensity we have seen in the last few days. We have come from close to a…
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Sefer Yetzira tells us that the Creator created the world with "a book, a story, and an author." Are we the authors of our stories or are we passive and reactive players? The joy of the last day of the festive holiday of Succot is called Hoshana Raba or "great salvation." The entire holiday of Succot is associated with a particular joy of water. Wh…
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Nothing is more powerful than the feeling of the loving embrace of the Creator. The truth is that we are ALWAYS lovingly embraced and held. We are often distracted, worried, and confused, as well as many other emotions that prevent us from feeling this constant loving truth. The holiday of Succot is celebrated after Yom Kippur when we let go of our…
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As we transition from the days of Rosh Hashana to Yom Kippur, we come to the "10 days of Teshuva- repentance." While Teshuva-repentance sounds like a daunting word for many, in truth it is the most natural and harmonious state in which we can be. There are many levels of Teshuva discussed by the sages. What is the return to the body? While we may b…
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How much presence vs. distractions do you have in your life? How about gratitude and positivity vs. seeing the negative? Rosh Hashana- the Jewish New Year is not only a celebration for the start of new beginnings; it is called "Yom Hadin," the day of judgment. Kabbalah and Chassidut explain that the judgment of Rosh Hashana is on the extent of how …
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Parshat Nitzavim consistently precedes Rosh Hashana in our yearly reading cycle. It emphasizes the incredible strength found in unity. According to the teachings of the Ba'al Shem Tov, the secret to ushering in a sweet new year lies in the concept of unity encapsulated in this portion. This unity is not external but begins from deep within us. Thro…
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In the Torah portion of Ki Tavo, we learn about the first fruit, Bikurim. This special Mitzvah emphasizes the power of gratitude and recounts our successes in our year. The Sages teach us that the recipe for joy lies in our perspective of gratitude. This class will delve into the various levels of joy and how joy is the quintessential factor for tr…
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In the Torah portion of Ki Teitzei, the narrative starts with the theme of going out to war. Renowned commentator Rashi imparts a fascinating perspective—he dubs this conflict a "war of permission." What does that mean? Essentially, it signifies that this battle isn't your standard mandatory defense of national borders. On a spiritual level, "permi…
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The month of Elul is the last month of the Jewish calendar. It is a month of spiritual account where we consider the things which have worked and those which need improvement. In this class, we delve into the earthy nature of Elul-Virgo ♍️ as well as seemingly contradictory aspects of the month taught in Sefer Yetzirah- The Book of Formation. Earth…
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What is the secret of the Star or Maggen David?In this class, we delve into the spiritual significance of the Star of David. Kabbalah teaches that the world was created in six days or via the six Sefirot. The six corners of the Star of David represent the six Sefirot and angles of human consciousness and our ability to enter into the center of the …
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There is a custom that the Ba'al Shem Tov heard from his great master, the prophet Ahiya Hashiloni that after the new moon of the month of Av -Tu B'Av to start wishing each other a "Ktiva V'chatima Tova- A good and sweet year."According to Kabbalah, the first half of the month of Av-Leo is intense, while the second half is "sweetened" and holds a l…
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In this captivating interview with Avraham Dahan, the author of the Encyclopedic Talmud of Plants, we explore a plethora of intriguing topics. Among them, we delve into the world of indigenous plants in the land of Israel, uncovering the reasons behind their lesser-known status. Avraham sheds light on the historical backdrop that has contributed to…
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In the Zohar on the Geula (chapter 25) , we learn about how Hashem's oneness will be revealed when Moshiach comes; thereby, the Erev Rav will be separated, and the pristine unity will be revealed. Both Temples were destroyed caused by the separation of the Shefa of Binah and Yesod. The sweetness of the "tree of life" will finally manifest within th…
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Aharon, the High Priest was the greatest lover of his fellow human. Similar to Avraham, Aharon bestowed kindness for the sake of kindness. Yet Chassidut teaches us actually surpassed Avraham. While Avraham's kindness is called Chesed, Aharon's kindness is called Rav Chesed- exceeding kindness. It is seemingly paradoxical that Aharon's day of passin…
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Welcome to our Inner Vibe Class, where we embark on a transformative journey into the mystical realms of Sacred Pathways. In this session, we delve into the profound teachings of The 42 Journeys and The Ana B'koach, two powerful practices rooted in Jewish mysticism. Join us as we explore the ancient wisdom of the Kabbalah tradition and learn to unl…
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In the study of Zohar, the concept of redemption holds significant importance. It encompasses the spiritual journey towards rectification and establishing a harmonious world. One aspect often explored is the encounter with Amalek, a symbol of negativity and spiritual opposition, and the existence of the Erev Rav, a group representing various levels…
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In Jewish tradition, the breaking of the Tablets carries profound symbolism and important life lessons. When Moses shattered the stone tablets upon witnessing the Israelites worshiping the Golden Calf, it represented a rupture in their divine connection. However, even in the face of adversity, there are hidden opportunities for growth and personal …
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According to Kabbalah, Jacob symbolizes the weekday, while Israel represents the sacredness of Shabbat.In Parsha Balak, we discover Bilaam's intention to curse the nation of Israel, yet his words unexpectedly transform into blessings. Through five distinct verses, Bilaam poetically refers to the Jewish people as both "Jacob and Israel." This convey…
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The Torah portion of Ki Tavo speaks about "entering the land", referring to the land of Israel and offering the first fruits to Hashem. The eternal message of the Torah conveys to us many more deep lessons about what it means to "enter the land" and offer first fruit offerings. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/li…
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Have you ever wondered what is the connection between the culinary experience and spirituality? Meet Nathan Hoffman, the CEO of the Jewish National Fund's (JNF) Galilee Culinary Institute. Nathan is an entrepreneur and visionary who blends passion and spirituality into every facet of his life. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify…
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Despite being persecuted and generally anxious, Jews have always gone to humor as a way of remedying the schism of the internal and external worlds. In this conversation with Menachem Feuer, we get into the diversity and complexity of life, and how do we remember to bring levity into our day-to-day life. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcast…
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Amalek is not only the nation by the mindset that instills doubt into the core of belief on our higher self. In this conversation with Ani Lipitz of Geula Vision, we get into narcissism, gaslighting, and Amalek. Part 1 with more to come. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/livekabbalah/message…
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Sheva Chaya is a talented and unique glassblower who lives in Tzfat. In this Live Your Truth Podcast, Sheva Chaya shares her journey to glassblowing and some profound insights about glassblowing, Kabbalah, and the mystery of life. Check out https://www.shevachaya.com/ for her amazing work. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com…
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Daniel Fltauer is a legend in the world of Pottery. He runs the pottery department in Tel-Chai College in the Golan and has mentored thousands of students. In our conversation, Daniel talks about his path to pottery and some deep mystical insights into our lives which he has learned from the art of pottery. Listen to what is an in-depth delve into …
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