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Where does the Rebbe write that Rambam was a mekubal

B"H There are many sefarim that discuss the Rambam being a kabbalist. One source from the Luvavitcher Rebbe at the top of my head: It is not surprising that the Rambam seeks to clarify an issue ...
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Was there a "before" to creation from a Kabbalistic perspective?

B"H "What came before" Before what? Prior to that you said: "the process whereby the infinite engraved, creating a void, which was then filled with possibility in essence, and that ...
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Why no Avinu Malkeinu on Hoshanah Rabbah

B"H "According to traditional kabbalah, Hoshanah Rabbah is analogous to Yom Kippur in the sense of being a day of final judgment for the year, my question is why isn’t Avinu Malkeinu part of ...
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Does Kabbalah really teach this?

The short answer to your question is no, "kabbalah" does not teach this and it is not actually true. Nor do "Hasidic Jews" believe this and it does not accurately portray what is ...
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Every Forbidden thing has a corresponding opposite

The Talmud says: Yalta said to her husband Rav Naḥman: Now as a rule, for any item that the Merciful One prohibited to us, He permitted to us a similar item. [Chullin 109b] Numerous examples follow.
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What's the law if a person has zera levatalah when asleep

This is what Rav Nachman's Tikkun HaKlali was made for. I recommend saying it as a tikkun. For information on it, see: https://www.tikkunhaklali.net/
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What's the law if a person has zera levatalah when asleep

This is covered by the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch. The text of the beracha itself should answer your other questions. מִי שֶרָאָה, חַס וְשָׁלוֹם, קְרִי בַּלַּיְלָה, כְּשֶׁנֵּעוֹר מִשְּׁנָתוֹ, יִטּוֹל ...
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What is the punishment for Lashon Hara?

The Chafetz Chaim explains (2:4) that Hashem doesn't allow the heavenly prosecution to approach Him to condemn Israel for their sins. Hashem doesn't want to hear a bad word against them. In such a ...
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Is it forbidden to depict the tzimtzum in art?

The subject of the prohibition is the essence of the first two chapters from Mishneh Torah, Hilchot Avodah Zarah v'Chukot HaGoyim. Literal depictions of any created thing are treading either on the ...
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Was there a "before" to creation from a Kabbalistic perspective?

No, there is no cycle. Buddhist thought is incorrect. There is only one being without beginning (בְּלִי רֵאשִׁית), and that is Hashem Himself. Even His Infinite light is called אור אין סוף, "...
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Whats is the source of the Baal Shem Tov going to meet the Or Hachaim

The story is recounted in Degel Machaneh Efrayim, Shivchi HaBaal Shem Tov, and elsewhere. (The real story is that the Baal Shem Tov tried to meet the Orach Chayim but was prevented from doing so.)
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