Is Kabbalah an area of deep mystical study? Is it a system of contemplative meditations? Is it an ancient storehouse of magical manipulations of nature?
Read all about it in our lead article this week.
Articles 3, 4 and 7 have to do with Eating Kosher, which is a main topic in this week's Torah reading.
There is also an additional appended section — requiring a second Torah scroll to be opened—about the mysterious decree of the "Red Heifer";
about which some interesting insights may be found in the 5th and 6th articles, the first from one of the leading kabbalists of the 21st century, and the latter from the holy Ari, Rabbi Yitzchak Luria, leader of the 16th century Tzefat kabbalists.