Mystical Classics

An anthology from the Shelah, the Alshich, the Ohr Hachayim, and others

Destruction of Body and Soul
The Temple and its Destruction are matters of the soul
"How can this have happened? How can there be wisdom without compassion?"
Venting Wrath on Wood and Stone
Why does Assaf appear to dedicate a hymn to the destruction of the Temple, instead of an elegy?
Peace Between the Nations
We Jews have long memories for those who have afflicted us and all those who made our desert stay less hospitable.
Whenever in Doubt
For something from which one can derive personal gain, one will search for some way to permit even the forbidden.
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