Love: A Brief Flash Or A Fire That Never Goes Out?

“Love at first sight” is much talked about, the sudden, unexplainable feeling of an immense attraction to another whom one meets for the first time. Then there is also the other type; you’ve known and been around someone for months and years, without feeling any attraction towards them, before. Then one day, suddenly, BAM, a180 degree change in your feelings, just like the “love at first sight” type of emotions. In both such cases, there are moments that the partners experience a feeling of unprecedented, ultimate happiness, a feeling that brightens the routine with a flare of light. We are excited that such feelings are possible and, indeed, exist in us.

Except for calling it “chemistry”, we really don’t know why it happens. However, without the necessary attention from our side, sooner or later, after days, weeks or months, the intoxicating feelings of “love” disappear to wherever they came from, and the “delusion” vanishes.

Kabbalah explains that such feeling of love comes from nature so that we will approach each other to develop a particular connection between us called a “family”. Without these moments, like animals, we would continue to get closer to each other according to the “calendar”, our hormones, and then move away, again according to the orders of our inner essence. But, since we are humans, we have to preserve our relationships for years, and hence nature provides us with an example of how we can do this. It shows us how to prolong this fire of unification and integration so that it will become fascinating, will intoxicate us, and will not let us leave, so that it will compel us to think about our partners all the time. On the one hand, it streams life into us, and on the other, it doesn’t let us turn toward anything else. It fills our emotion and takes away our mind. Read More

It is True and Simple: Give, then find the source of happiness in yourself!

Thursday, 2 June 2016 5:10 pm

Positive Psychology studies show that by regularly exercising kindness towards people, our view of the source of happiness changes. We find it within ourselves. This sense of power, the ability to influence the world around us and thus bring it to good pushes us to do good again and again.

Kabbalists respects psychology and look at it as a stepping stone taking people closer towards deeper understanding of human nature studied by Kabbalah.
Acts of kindness and giving are in line with the major law of nature – a reflection of that major law in humans beings. Putting efforts into making ourselves similar to that law(flowing with it) will make people happier and more successful. But a question remains, what is true kindness that builds an endless pool of happiness?

That remains to be discovered through the science of Kabbalah… But for now this is true and simple: give, then find the source of happiness in yourself!

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The Urgent Need for a Social Reform or What do we Really Really want out of Facebook?

Monday, 23 May 2016 10:51 pm

The Urgent Need for Social Reform or What do we Really Really want out of Facebook?

“So yes, Facebook should learn some things. This controversy is a good thing overall and can be used to improve this specific product. Maybe it can also give Facebook pause before it wades into its next area.
But it should also reflect something back to us about how we use the network, what we want out of it and what it can reasonably deliver.”- Washington Post

The deepening and seemingly unsolvable social, political and economic global crises raise an urgent need for changing egocentric and competitive social values towards constructive values that promote positive connections and mutual responsibility.

If we are to successfully change and sustain a new, social mindset, the quickest and most obvious way to achieving such a shift is through the media and the Internet.

Considering the extent to which we are influenced by the media, if the media were to consistently promote the view that giving, sharing, and collaborating are good, then we would think so too—and then gladly follow suit.

TV that is entertaining does not have to be violent, nor does it need to promote self-entitlement. It is quite possible to produce entertaining, high-quality television programs that contain pro-social messages. Investigative journalism could expose corruption on the one hand and on the other hand, show how we all depend on each other and how only together we can succeed.

The media could give us examples of communities and initiatives where such concepts are implemented, for example “Oakland Unite” violence intervention and prevention program focused on community building, life coaching, building self-sufficiency and providing support to individuals at high risk of being involved in violence(

The bottom line is that public discourse needs to change. And, as the public discourse changes, everyone will come to adopt the new views, thus necessitating the media to follow suit—by changing their content to lineup with the new public discourse. However, this change must begin with a conscious effort on the part of all of us and soon, as the current trend of our media is increasingly anti-social.

Social media outlets such as Facebook and YouTube allow anyone to promote any idea they wish and create enough buzz to gather a critical mass for social change. As often seen, it only takes a small, but determined, minority to make a quick, big, and decisive change. So, we see that only a small, determined minority is needed to bring about the positive, pro-social change of mutual responsibility.

Alongside the various media outlets, there is also good, old-fashioned word of mouth discussion and endorsement. Ideas spread best by simply talking about them — whether at home, work, with friends, online forums, or social networks. Simply sharing what you believe is the best approach for a better life will get people thinking.

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What do we really want out of Facebook? — The Washington Post

Do we want it to be a news site? Because we made it that way

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“What Makes for a Good Life” – Reflections of a Kabbalah Student

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 4:00 pm

“What Makes for a Good Life?” This was the title of a (TED) talk that a friend of mine sent me the link to. My friend is one of those people that anyone would look and conclude he has it all, the looks, a gorgeous partner and family, nice home, good health, money, everything that is supposed to make a good life! The talk had almost 9 million views. So, besides my friend, there are many more people out there searching for the “good life”!

The Presenter talked about a survey that asked the Millennial what their major life goal was; 80% said it was to be rich, another 50% also wanted “fame”. Fame and money, what a surprise!!!

The presenter went on to cite the on-going 75-year “The Harvard Study of Adult Development” Study that has tracked the lives of 724 men, from their teenage to-date. 60 of the original participants (in their 90’s) are still alive; recently, more than 2,000 children of the original 724 men’s children have been added to the study participants. The Study was divided into two groups: one included those just starting at Harvard College and the other comprised young boys from some of the poorest, disadvantaged families and communities in Boston. The men went on to become factory workers, brick- layers, doctors, lawyers, rich, not so rich, one who became the president of the United States, some became alcoholics, some with mental health issues, etc. The Study was very extensive, looking at all aspects of the groups’ lives, families, social environment and even their medical histories.

Interestingly the Study’s lessons learned (about “good life”) have nothing to do with wealth, fame or working harder. The clearest lesson is about relationships, social connections, and quality of relationships. Study has found that good relationships and physical social contact keep people happier and healthier (in body and mind).

Was I surprised by the findings of this prestigious, long running Harvard Study? Absolutely not! Good connection between people is the cornerstone of the teachings of the ancient Wisdom of Kabbalah. Kabbalah puts it like this:

For a system to be correctly connected, all parts of the system must be in mutual relationships between them and in harmony, where all are concerned about the well being of the entire system and nobody is just concerned about him/herself. When people come to such a connection between them, they begin to feel they are in harmony with all their surroundings, the whole of creation and the nature itself. Kabbalah refers to attaining a harmonious, mutual connection between people as “love”.

I think the lessons learned from the Harvard Study are pretty much in concurrence with what Kabbalah has been saying for thousands of years! It’s all about attaining the good connections between us!!

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Children of the Future: Talents and Professions that will Always Be in Demand

The world is evolving with an incredible speed today. On one side, it is a world of seemingly limitless and fast paced opportunities, but on the other side – the world of instability and constantly changing demands for new professions and skillsets. Unlike with previous generations, it is extremely difficult to find a solid ground that would guarantee stable future for our children.

What are the professions that Kabbalah believes will be in the most demand for our children and grandchildren? Read More

On the “meaning of life”

Monday, 9 May 2016 5:35 pm

“Over the years, I’ve watched her from a distance, seeing her graduate college, apply for an MBA, move to the Bay Area, get a dog, and a job in Tech.

“Things here are good,” she writes in the e-mail. “The same, really. Still living in SF, still working in Tech, still pretty much hating Tech. Have been thinking a LOT a LOT about what the heck it is I was meant to do, and man is that a tough conversation to have with yourself.”

It’s this line that makes me stumble. I want to reassure her. I want to show her how she can live a good life. Except I can’t.

I don’t have any answers, not for her, not for anyone.
Not even for myself.

The question about the meaning of life that is manifested in humanity at a certain point is revealed only to certain individuals. Throughout human history there were special people in whom the question about the meaning of life arose that led people to compose music, literature, poetry, and to paint pictures. All this pushed us forward, developing science, technology, and machinery. A person not only aspired egoistically to a better material life, but also searched for the meaning of life.

As a result of our development, more and more people are beginning to ask about the meaning of life, about its purpose, and about the nature of suffering.

“Indeed, if we set our hearts to answer but one very famous question, I am certain that all these questions and doubts as to whether we should study the wisdom of Kabbalah will vanish from the horizon, and you will look unto their place to find them gone. This indignant question is a question that the whole world asks, namely, “What is the meaning of my life?” So this question remains unanswered.”
-Baal HaSulam, the Great Kabbalist of the 19th century

This is the reason that Baal HaSulam specifically chose this topic as the introduction to his book Talmud Eser Sefirot. In this introduction he wants to show that a person doesn’t need any special thoughts or high goals in order to study the wisdom of Kabbalah.

If he feels bad, doesn’t know what he is living for, and this question keeps bothering him—because he cannot live for no reason and has to justify his life—then he has to discover the wisdom of Kabbalah because it actually provides the answer to the meaning of his personal life.

Thus Kabbalists must give everyone, even the common man who is far from attaining the meaning of life and the nature of the suffering, the possibility of knowing about this. This is because the depression, sadness, and lack of understanding of the purpose of existence appearing in our time brings aggression, violence, hatred, and wars. We see how peoples and nations clash in a mad, wild “sword dance,” and all of this is because they don’t understand the meaning of life.

Looking at what is happening in politics, in the economy, and all other parts of our lives… Egos and Ignorance make humans harm others and annihilate each other.

Today, many internally ask this question, but don’t express it out loud. Subconsciously, it presses down on them. They would like to find the answer to it, but they cannot, and so it depresses them even more.

So, we must invest maximum effort so that people will understand how and what is truly carried within the question about the meaning of life, the meaning of the universe, the meaning of our existence through the Wisdom of Kabbalah.

A Letter To My Student — Life Tips

On the ‘meaning of life.’

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The Spiritual Meaning of Purim

A Cure For Boredom is a Solution To Creativity

One of the biggest problems of our society is that a person is bored today. He doesn’t get engaged at work. Everything in life seems to have no meaning. This is a problem for majority of people, especially office employees, all the way up to the managers. People are losing the desire to create, produce, and do something. They often cannot force themselves to work.
It’s good that the Internet is here today as it keeps people busy at least to some extent. Ever-growing boredom is a consequence of the evolution of our desires, which has grown to its maximum and can no longer be fulfilled/satisfied.
We see the trend starting back in the sixties with the generation of “flower children,” “Beatles,” the hippies. Meditation, drugs and so on were the first signs of boredom and dissatisfaction.
So what is the solution? The tactic is very simple. First, we must understand the influence of the society on a person; how much it excites, captivates, and rules over him; how much his personality gets inspired by the opportunities, desires, and goals of the environment. Read More

Kabbalah Speaks About Connection

There are many studies that prove that a person is fully found under the influence of the environment. Even apes on an isolated island suddenly begin to behave identically as apes on a neighboring island. We are found in a system of natural laws.

Journalists complain that without coordination between them, they give identical titles to articles that come out on the same morning in different newspapers. Thoughts roam the world and are passed from one to another, for all of us are connected to a single system.

The world has become global and interconnected, like a small village. And this is not thanks to the Internet, but because we have developed to such a state that our desires, thoughts, and inner feelings are connected with all people in the world.

This also helps in the development of external connections: McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, the Internet, and the English language are in every corner of the world. This unification fulfills all the hard work for our unification. As a result of this, we are beginning to understand and feel each other to a greater degree, and to have more influence over each other.
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