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  • This Shabbat, Shabbat Nitzavim, is very important; it is the last one of the year, the one before Rosh Hashanah. The portion begins with the words...read more
  • In the portion Ha’azinu, Moses says, “My teachings, my Light, should come down like the rain.” Through this request, Moses is teaching us what our...read more
  • The Israelites say to the Creator they know that when they were at Sinai they accepted responsibility for themselves, the world, and those around...read more
  • There is an interesting section in the Zohar, in Vayechi, which talks about souls - how they elevate, their different parts, and how we can connect...read more
  • Kabbalists teach that when tragic events occur and judgment comes to the world it is a wake-up call for all of us. Michael reveals how we can remove...read more
  • Michael discusses how the Final Redemption will be achieved when a critical mass of people reveal the Light of the Creator in the world.  We...read more
  • The Creator comes to Moses and tells him, “As you count the other tribes, don’t count the tribe of Levi. Do not count them as you count all the other...read more
  • Through the portion of Shemot, on this Shabbat, we can begin to awaken the part of our soul that is needed to bring the Final Redemption. And letter...read more
  • Michael reveals how we can remove negativity and draw protection for the world. CLICK HERE to watch the entire lesson on Kabbalah University.read more
  • Oftentimes we say to ourselves, 'I want my life to matter.' Michael reveals how we can make sure our actions and impact in the world will live...read more
  • There are certain Shabbats in the year that are given a special name. This Shabbat of the portion Devarim is one of them; it’s called Shabbat Chazon...read more
  • At the end of the portion Pinchas, Moses knows that he is going to be leaving this world, and he asks the Creator to appoint a leader to replace him...read more
  • It says that after Korach failed, the earth swallowed him up; it’s a very dark, sad ending. And there’s a little bit of confusion about this. Korach...read more
  • In the portion of Vayigash, Yehuda is awakening within himself the understanding that, "It's not my father Jacob, it’s not my other brothers, it is I...read more
  • In Kabbalah we learn that consciousness is everything. Rav Shimon bar Yochai teaches in the Zohar that each of us has the spiritual responsibility to...read more
  • Part of the Biblical portion of Matot-Masei speaks about the splitting up of the land of Israel to the different tribes. There were tribes, for...read more
  • Throughout history, the understanding of this week’s portion has been that Korach, because he wanted to become the high priest, along with 250 other...read more
  • We have the choice between selfish spiritual work that focuses solely on our own blessings or the more difficult spiritual work undertaken for the...read more
  • Rav Ashlag, in his Introduction to the Ten Luminous Emanations (published as And You Shall Choose Life), gives a lengthy explanation of how to...read more
  • This week, we want to understand what a unique gift is available for us in the portion of Tzav. To begin this understanding, there is a story in the...read more
  • We in the United States experienced a tragedy a month ago. Twenty children and six adults were killed. If you are like me, you wanted to watch the...read more
  • In this important Torah portion, we have the revelation of the Tetragrammaton, the four letter-Name of God, the Yud-Hei-Vav-Hei. The biblical portion...read more
  • The story of Vayigash begins with the words “Vayigash elav Yehuda,” which means “Yehuda stood up to Joseph.” It is no coincidence that Vayigash is...read more

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