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1000+ pages of ARI Kabbalah on the Weekly Reading--in English, with detailed explanations



1000+ pages of ARI Kabbalah on the Weekly Reading--in English, with detailed explanations


"APPLES FROM THE ORCHARD" burst upon the world in 2006. Readers were, and still are, amazed by the 1086 large-size hard-bound pages worth (plus another 46 pages of introductions and indices) of deep mystical insights from the recorded teachings of Rabbi Yitzchak Luria (the "holy Arizal" of Tzefat) on the Weekly Torah portion, nearly all of it never translated into English before. Also unique is the extensive commentary deciphering these difficult esoteric teachings in a manner relevant for both advanced and beginning students of Kabbalah alike.

The first edition quickly sold out.

So did the second edition in 2008, despite the seemingly high price.

As of this writing (Nov. 1, 2012), rare available copies are selling on for $275 new and $235 — used! Don’t forget: this single volume could easily be four separate good-sized books (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus-Numbers, and Deuteronomy).

Finally, after hundreds of enquiries, it has just been printed again. Now, thanks to KabbalaOnline, you have the opportunity to purchase it for a special pre-distribution discounted sale price, through a secure credit card payment on our sister site, Kabbala Online Shop. Inquiries may be directed to

Here is a large excerpt from the Introduction for your perusal. Samples of the translation & commentary may be found by clicking in the left menu of any page on on "Weekly Torah" and then "Holy Ari".


APPLES FROM THE ORCHARD: Gleanings from the Mystical Teachings of Rabbi Yitzchak Luria (the Arizal) on the Weekly Torah Portion. Translation and commentary by Rabbi Moshe Wisnefsky. ThirtySeven Books, Malibu, California. Hard-cover, 4.7 lbs., 1132 pages.

Our special discounted price ($25 below list): $110 inc. postage and handling
[Only 10 copies left at this price!]

Rabbi Yitzchak Luria […Ashkenazi ben Shlomo] (5294-5332 = 1534-1572 c.e.); Yahrtzeit (anniversary of death): 5th of Av. Buried in the Old Cemetery of Tzfat. Commonly known as the Ari, an acronym standing for Eloki Rabbi Yitzchak, the G-dly Rabbi Isaac. No other master or sage ever had this extra letter Aleph, standing for Eloki [G-dly], prefaced to his name. This was a sign of what his contemporaries thought of him. Later generations, fearful that this appellation might be misunderstood, said that this Aleph stood for Ashkenazi, indicating that his family had originated in Germany, as indeed it had. But the original meaning is the correct one, and to this day among Kabbalists, Rabbi Yitzchak Luria is only referred to as Rabbenu HaAri, HaAri HaKadosh [the holy Ari] or Arizal [the Ari of blessed memory].
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