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The Ari

  • Abraham had two brothers, Haran and Nahor, and it is in the portion of Noach that Haran dies. The Ari tells us that Haran was later reincarnated into...read more
  • In the portion Shoftimit says, “When you go to war with your enemy and you see horses and soldiers, and many legions more than you…do not be afraid...read more
  • The Midrash, in beginning the discussion of the portion Devarim, asks this question: The Torah was written in Hebrew, but are you allowed to write...read more
  • When Bilaam begins to prophesize, he says, “May I die the death of the righteous, and in the afterlife, let me be like the righteous.” But we know...read more
  • The portion Tazria talks about leprosy, which is really just a way of understanding all disease, negativity, and darkness that comes to a person. And...read more
  • The Midrash, in the portion Terumah, tells us that Moses was overwhelmed on this Shabbat. It says when the Creator said to Moses that the Israelites...read more
  • In the portion Ki Tetze it speaks about what happens if you find something that somebody else has lost. Obviously the right thing to do is find who...read more
  • One of the lessons in the portion of Ekev is for us to come to see that the thing we give least importance to is usually our own spiritual work. As I...read more
  • Michael discusses the importance of studying from the Ari and the Zohar to cleanse negativity we have created and are not even aware of. ...read more
  • In the portion of Vayeshev, the brothers sell Joseph for twenty silver coins. And what the Midrash says they do with those coins sounds initially...read more
  • There’s a story in the Talmud which says that Rabbi Pereira had a student who could not understand what he was teaching, and so he repeated the...read more
  • Kabbalists teach that when a person passes away, the soul leaves the body, and the physical body becomes impure; meaning, negative forces can attach...read more
  • The portion Vayishlach is the story of Jacob battling the angel, and is the first time that the Torah speaks about the battle between ourselves and...read more
  • There is a very famous section in the Midrash in regards to the portion of Bamidbar, and I read it almost every year as I come to this Shabbat. The...read more
  • There is a story about Rav Chaim Vital and his teacher, the Ari. During the years they spent together, Rav Vital had a tremendous problem controlling...read more
  • In this month of Virgo you can awaken desire for what you really need on both the physical and the spiritual levels. Both Rav Isaac Luria, who lived...read more
  • We are about to enter the month of Leo and before us await tremendous opportunities for more growth and fulfillment, both personally and globally. We...read more

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