Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi (Alter Rebbe), founder of Chabad Chassidut, would often state that every person must learn how to relate to the weekly Torah portion as if it were describing events presently occurring in his or her own life–thus assuring that one is “living with the times,” with the true time-frame of existence marked by the yearly cycle of the Torah reading as well as by the cycle of festivals which occur during the Hebrew calendar year. By setting one’s own internal clock to the pulse and rhythm of the spiritual calendar, one discovers the true harmony between God, man and Creation. (From: The Importance of the Hebrew Calendar)
Free E-Books on Kabbalah and Jewish mysticism
Inner Reflections on the Ten Sefirot (Tree of Life) by Rabbi Yehudah Leib Ashlag, a 20th century Kabbalist. This text can be used as a contemplation meditation.
Natural Consciousness: The Torah Science Foundation is pleased to present “Natural Consciousness”, a seminal study on the interplay between self- awareness, da’at, without which humans cannot have a sense of identity, and bitul, self-nullification, the spiritual work described in Chassidism as the essential requirement to find G-d. “Adam performed the first search for God.. Yet, Adam damaged himself and the entire world when he tried to implement his wish to know God (to the level of being like Him) by eating from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.
Resources for Daily Practice: Daily Study, Prayer and Psalms
Daily Torah Study: Study the daily bible passage, psalm and mystical text aligned with the Hebrew calendar
Tikkun HaKlali: Ten Psalms selected by Rabbi Nachman of Breslov as a general remedy for the soul
Kabbalistic teachings aligned with the yearly cycle: Zohar, the Ari, Chasidic Masters, Kabbalistic texts on the biblical portion of the week (new link!)
The Hebrew Calendar
HebCal: Your Hebrew birthday, Hebrew calendar date converter
Recommended Readings & Services
Soul Mazal: Torah Name Analysis and Online Classes
In Anticipation of the Messianic age
Shirat Devorah: A blog by Devorah with periodical teachings from Kabbalah and other Jewish sources
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