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 are from the Zohar and the Holy Ari, respectively.
The 6th article is an deep spiritual analysis of a teaching in the 5th chapter of Pirkei Avot, which we will study on Shabbat afternoon, as is the custom on each of the six Shabbat's between Passover and Shavuot.
The story, like last week's, relates a miracle that took place, in the light of strict observance by Jewish-Israeli farmers of the laws of the Sabbatical Year, which this year is.
Next week: our special SHAVUOT issue

(Those of you in ISRAEL should click to BAMIDBAR for articles on your Weekly Reading.)