"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 ThirtySevenBooks.com, 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.