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At last! Chapters 12-36

New Incarnation for 'Gate of Incarnations!'

New Incarnation for 'Gate of Incarnations!'

New Incarnation for 'Gate of Incarnations!'
At last! Chapters 12-36

"Gate of Incarnations" is the translation of one of the main collections of teachings of the holy Ari of Tzefat, Rabbi Yitzchak Luria. The translation by Yitzchak Bar Chaim of the text of Shaar Gilgulim that KabbalaOnline edited and annotated was subsequently published in California by, but without our commentary.

We completed posting recently on this new version of our site the first eleven chapters with our annotations and commentary, as produced for us by a prominent student of Kabbalah in Jerusalem, Rabbi Shabtai Teicher. Unfortunately, R. Shabtai passed away this past year -­ may his soul be elevated and his memory be for a blessing -- before the work could be completed.

Now the torch has been passed. Nearly all the rest of the manuscript has been gone over and adorned with lucid, detailed explanations by Rabbi Perets Auerbach, also a resident of Jerusalem and a noted teacher in English of Zohar, Ari Kabbalah, and Chasidut.

We will post the three sections of chapter 12 in the week between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, and continue with the two sections of chapter 13 in the week following Simchat Torah. After that we hope to publish one chapter per week (although the very long chapters will be split over several weeks), until the completion, chapter 40.

Eventually, G‑d willing, we will make the entire manuscript available as an E-book through our daughter store site. Your comments along the way will be most welcome.

Yerachmiel Tilles is the co-founder of Ascent-of-Safed, and was its educational director for 18 years. He is the creator of and and currently the director of both sites. He is also a well-known storyteller, a columnist for numerous chassidic publications, and a staff rabbi on, as well as and the author of "Saturday Night, Full Moon": Intriguing Stories of Kabbalah Sages, Chasidic Masters and other Jewish Heroes.
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Marcelo S. Paulo December 17, 2013

Rav Shabtai Teicher May his memory be blessed for ever and ever. His commentary made it possible for me, a non-scholar jew, to learn Kabbala and have a slight grasp of how deep it is. For that I'm very grateful to him, for his works, and Hashem for leading me here and giving me the appropriate daat to understand such studies, even if only superficially. May H''KBH elevate him and grant him peace. Reply

Anonymous NYC, NY September 14, 2010


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