I am looking for an authenticated mekubal in New York who is also a Torah scholar and can assist me with a pressing personal issue.

  • I can understand why you would want a Torah scholar to help you out, but what do you need a mekubal for? – Craig Feinstein May 3 '15 at 3:09
  • Close as subset of judaism.stackexchange.com/q/13753/759 ? – Double AA May 3 '15 at 5:13
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    I think that you should talk to your local rabbi or someone who knows you. Answers and guidance for personal issues are ..very... . personal. I cant understand how a mekubal could be able to suddenly solve a years-long problem just after hearing a one minute summary of it. – Emilios1995 May 4 '15 at 6:51
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    Yaakov, welcome to Mi Yodeya, and thanks for bringing your question here! I think that this is a valid request for a recommendation, since it includes enough specific criteria ("authenticated mekubal," location, "Torah scholar," willing and able to help people with personal issues) to be answered and evaluated objectively. That said, it would be even more answerable if you'd edit in more details of what you mean by "authenticated mekubal." – Isaac Moses May 4 '15 at 15:02
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    I heard a saying once in a Lithuanian Yeshiva that goes something like this: "It is hard to determine who is an authenticated Mekubal, but if someone openly talks about Kabala it's a sign he is not one of them". – Einbert Alshtein May 17 '15 at 12:55

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