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Edit: Found it. It was written by Rabbi Meir ben Shimon of Narbonne in a letter he wrote against the Kabbalah (published by Adolf Neubauer in JQR 4:3, pg. 358): "...וכבר הגיע אותו ספר לידינו ומצאנו בו שתלו אותו בר' נחוניא בן הקנה חס ושלום לא היה ולא נברא ולא נכשל בו אותו צדיק..." Translation: "...And this book has just come into our ...


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Remak in Tefillah LeMoshe notes the correspondences between the 11 spices of the ketoret and the 10 sefirot plus the Heavenly Throne as follows: Tzori - Tiferet Tziporen - Hesed Helbanah - Gevurah Levonah - Keter Mor - Malkhut Ketziah - Netzah Shibolet nerd - Hod Karkom - Yesod Kosht - Binah Kilufah - Kisei Kinammon - Hokhmah


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According to the Shem Hagedolim of the Chida, Rashi did know Kabbalah. He points to several examples from Rashi's commentary where he references Kabbalistic principles. In addition, the Chida quotes a manuscript of the Kabbalist R' Chaim Vital which says that Rashi returned after his death to teach his grandson the Rashbam secrets of Kabbalah he did not ...


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I don't know what the Likkutei Shas of the Arizal says, but as per the second clause of your question asking if there are any other reasons for a connection, there is a famous piece in the fifth chapter of Sefer Yetzira which goes through the alef beis. It writes somewhat cryptically: המליך אות ס' בשינה וקשר לו כתר וצרפן זה בזה וצר בהם קשת בעולם וכסלו בשנה ...


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I read the story in the introduction to a compilation sefer of the Noda Biyehuda's commentary on Tanakh. The Besh"t was eating in the Noda Biyehuda's house when the maid entered to ask a question on something cooked in the kitchen. The NB thought and said it was kosher. The Besht said he could tell it was kosher because there was no tumah on the food. ...


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According to Mamionides, one of the basic fundamentals of Jewish belief is belief in prophecy, especially the prophecy of Moses. The concept of prophecy is difficult to relate to, because according to tradition it has not been around since the time of the second Temple. However, part of the experience of true prophecy is the clarity that this is real ...


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As time has gone on, Jews have tended to believe in miracles and hallucinations less and less. Jews originally believed in exorcisms, and discussed how to perform them in the Talmud and other ancient texts. But thanks to the modern psychology movement almost no Jews believe in exorcism anymore. I would argue that for a modern Jew to believe his spiritual ...


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Mishna Berura 21:15 שלא לשכב - ובכתבי האר"י ז"ל כתוב ע"פ הסוד שיש לשכב בלילה בטלית קטן To not sleep - And in the writings of the Arizal it is written based on the mystical teaching [Kabbalah] that one should sleep at night while wearing a Tallit Kattan.


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Welcome to Mi Yodeya. It looks like the word is not "monen" but M'onein. It is a category of forbidden practice in Deuteronomy 18:10. Rashi there brings two opinions: מעונן. רַבִּי עֲקִיבָא אוֹמֵר אֵלּוּ נוֹתְנֵי עוֹנוֹת – שֶׁאוֹמְרִים עוֹנָה פְּלוֹנִית יָפָה לְהַתְחִיל, וַחֲכָמִים אוֹמְרִים אֵלּוּ אוֹחֲזֵי הָעֵינַיִם: מעונן — Rabbi Akiba said, ...


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In the Mishneh LaMelech's book Parshas Derachim § 23 s.v. עוד נקדים, he quotes his father's teacher Rav Zerachia Guto, who says that in Heaven, Shabbos starts when Jerusalem starts keeping Shabbos.


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I think you’re looking for Sha’ar HaGilgulim of Rav Chaim Vital. See Wikipedia here.


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The Ramchal addresses that question at length in Derech Hashem. To quote a little from the beginning: Part Three, On Divine Inspiration and Prophecy 1Regarding holy spirit (divine inspiration): Behold that the Creator, may He be blessed, implanted into man's nature that he can learn, understand and be enlightened by observing [various] entities and their ...


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Rb Wolbe complained about the yungerleit in the Mir learning kabbalah. He said - If you don't understand Mesillas Yesharim, then don't learn kabbalah, and proceeded to give four examples of how the Mesillas Yesharim can be understood al pi kabbalah. See also Rb Wolbe's non-haskamah to Patterns in Time (Chanukah). I think his point was (and I think Rav Hirsch ...


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The mishna berura writes in hilchos tefilin siman 36 in the name of the kneses hagedola that a person should follow every area of the kabola/zohar that is not in contradiction to halocha. but it is not obligatory


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The Pri Tzadik writes on Rosh Chodesh Kislev the following: בסי״צ המליך אות ס׳ בשינה כו׳ וכסלו בשנה. באותיות דר״ע אות ס׳. א״ת סמך אלא סומך מך זה הקב״ה שהוא סומך מכים נופלים שנ׳ סומך ה׳ לכל הנופלים כו׳. ד״א סמך אלו ישראל שסומכין להם תמיד זכות אבותיהם אברהם יצחק ויעקב ויוסף משה ואהרן ודוד ושלמה וכו׳. והיינו דאות ס׳ מורה על אור מקיף ואות ס׳ ראשונה שבתורה בתיבת ...


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“Of the signs in heaven you shall have no fear.” (Jeremiah 10:2) But this is what the Talmud says about your birth: (Friday 6th hour is Jupiter) One who was born on the sixth day of the week will be a seeker. Rav Naḥman bar Yitzḥak said that this means that he will be one who seeks out mitzvot, as most of the activity on Friday involves preparation for ...


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This idea is brought by Rabbi Prof. Shmuel Klein in his book "Eretz Yehudah" (Land of Judah), pg. 94, footnote 11 as part of a hypothesis suggested by Avraham Geiger. He refers also to his own essay in "Leshonenu" vol. 1, pg. 338, where he wrote (my translation): "Ben Hakanah: Nechuniyah...man of Emmahus1 lived during the time of ...


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Refer to this website on the Shulchan Aruch HaRav here: The scrupulous are particular to sleep with a Tallis Katan.1 The Arizal severely warned that one is to wear the Tallis Katan at all times, even at night.2 Practically, the custom of Chassidim is to be careful to sleep with a Tallis Katan.3 One may even initially put on the Tzitzis at night for this ...


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With regards to arriving in heaven alive look at the Sefer HaYashar, Bereishis 14 which writes: And on the seventh day a great storm arose and Enoch was carried heavenwards in a fiery ‎chariot, drawn by fiery horses.‎ And on the seventh day, all the kings that were with Enoch, sent to ascertain the number of ‎men that remained and followed Enoch to the ...


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If your Hebrew is up to it, you could give this hagada by the Ben Ish Chai a try https://seforimcenter.com/Haggadah---Ben-Ish-Chai__p-12857.aspx , or, for those with fluent Hebrew and who are accustomed to using Kavanot, this one with both Rahash kavanot and the writings of the Arizal: https://www.judaicaplace.com/haggadah-shel-pesach-haarizal-hardcover/...


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The Vilna Gaon's Hagada translated by Artscroll includes many kabbalistic concepts, as well as the Hagada of the Alshich by Feldheim as the Alshich was "an early mentor of Rav Chaim Vital" (who was the leading disciple of the Arizal)


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Here's what the Ari wrote in Likutei Shas: "ס הוא בזר"ת של יד שמאל בפרק אמצעי ומולך בשינה והולך בצינור מת"ת להו"ד וניתן לבנימין וברא מזל קשת בעולם וחודש כסליו בשנה והקיבה בנפש והוא מן העשיריות." My translation: Samech is in the pinkie of the left hand in the middle joint and rules in the sleep and travels the pipe from Tiferet to ...


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B"H Each of the individual names he mentions has a unique source and/or is built around the same ideas that are mentioned in other sources, I'm reading from the chazak rambam edition which has sources for every statement: First class: "Chayoys hawkoydish", in the first brocho of morning shemah, yoytzayr Oyr, "the oyphawneem, and chayoos ...


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Shimon Fogel in Kovetz Beit Aharon V'Yisrael suggests that when Rav Huna the son of Rav Yehoshua said "It is merely that vilon, one of the firmaments, rips and furls and the light of the next firmament is seen, and this appears like a comet" (Brachot 58b), he may have been referring to the aurora. Avraham Halevi in Hachinuch Be'otiyotav writes that ...


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Yedid Nefesh is an excellent introductory sefer to Kabbalah. It goes through concepts with great examples and clear language, and it's based on the Kalach Pischei Chochmah (there's another great link for you) by the Ramcha"l. I highly recommend it.


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To get a basic understanding of the Kabbalistic ideas discussed in Sifrei Chassidus, שפתי חן is a fantastic Sefer that I have found tremendously beneficial for my learning of Chassidus, and it has also given a good foundation to build on for Kabbalah in general. There are shiurim available from Rabbi Yoni Levin through the YU Torah website, but the shiur ...


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I wouldn't buy any Kabbalah seforim. Kabbalah is really for those who learned all of Shas (Bavli and Yerushalmi) and all the Midrashim. Then when you're 40 you start with Zohar. I say that as someone who spent time at a Chabad yeshiva, got into the whole mysticism side of life, tripped out during davening, but realized it was skipping so many steps. Why not ...


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The Satmar Rebbe ZT"L is quoted in an article (הבית שלנו - המודיע תש״ס) to have said the following (translated): " There is a special kedushah in the Yiddish language because it is a language that is spoken only by Yidden. The Yiddish language contains warm Jewish chein (charm); it contains the fire of the Jewish soul. It is a language that...comes ...


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An English translations page for the Arizal's works has been started at Wikisource. As of Mar. 2021 there is just a little, but if everyone learning contributed a bit at a time (or if someone contributed a lot at once) ... https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Author:Isaac_Luria#Perek_3 Sefaria has Chapter names in English, and some sections have summaries or ...


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Rabbi Meir Mazouz said that one needs to learn kabbala from a proper Rabbi. If he tries to learn it by himself, he will attain only confusion


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