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Devarim 5774
Vol. 10 No. 47, 29 Tamuz - 6 Av, 5774 / July 27 - August 2, 2014

A note from the staff of Kabbalah Online in Tzefat
Sunday night-Monday is "Rosh Chodesh" (New Moon Day of the month of) Menachem-Av, also the yahrzeit of Aaron, Moses' brother and the first High Priest.
This Shabbat is called "Shabbat of Vision" (see article below), the Shabbat which always precedes Tisha B'Av.

In Tsfat it is also called "Shabbat of the Holy Ari," because Thursday night-Friday, 5 Av (July 15-16) is the yahrzeit of the Holy ARI, Rabbi Yitzchak Luria, the famous Kabbalist of the golden age of Tzefat [Safed] in the 16th century, whose teachings influenced the Chasidic movement and dominate the study of Kabbalah today. (See the first three articles and the last two.)

Kabbalaonline-Shop offers Prayer Delivery for this yahrzeit.
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Dedication
Dedicated to the memory of Oren ben Yigal Noach
who gave his life in the Gaza War last week for his People and his Land.
The KOL and Ascent-of-Safed staffs extend sympathy and condolences
to our beloved co-worker Yochai Noach
on the tragic loss of his only brother.

Also to all the sincere students of the teachings of the Holy ARI and his successors
who are faithful in their attempts to understand and to explain the concepts
according to the intentions with which they were recorded.
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 Ari Basics
The Holy Ari

Rabbi Yitzchak Luria was undisputedly the greatest practitioner and expounder of Kabbalah since Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, author of the Zohar.
 
Introduction

The Holy Arizal: Our Teacher...Our Master
Northern Exposure

The first word of the Torah also alludes to hidden beginnings.
 Weekly Torah Reading
The Royal Palace

Only oil produced in the Land of Israel proper possesses the requisite holiness for use in the Temple.
Don't Go Around in Circles!

There comes a time when growth means setting down roots.
Shabbat of Vision

The greatest joys emerge from the lowest of spiritual states.
 Mystic Story - in tribute to Rabbi Yitzchak Luria [the Arizal]
The Match of "Revealed" and "Concealed"

What a great match!

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