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Kabbalah & the War with Hizbullah

by Nechama Sara Gila Burgeman


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One of the most beautiful Kabbalistic teachings speaks of the unity of all human souls. In Sefer HaGilgulim ("The Book of Reincarnations"), Rabbi Chaim Vital wrote in the name of his master, the Arizal, that all of our souls (including those of Hizbullah and Hamas) were bound together in the Collective Soul of Adam and Eve, the first human beings. That is, each of the six billion souls of the world's present population is rooted in the first, Divinely-created man and woman. Therefore, in the depth of our psyche, we share a common unity. However, we have fallen asleep, become unconscious of this primal reality.

If we go further into the teachings of the Kabbalah, we learn that, before the creation of This World, many worlds were created and destroyed. There was a breakdown from higher levels of existence in order to bring about lower levels of existence. The Kabbalah calls this process the "Shattering of the Vessels of the World of Tohu". In our world of Tikun, we are currently struggling with the residual effects of the brokenness of the world of Tohu. We experience these residual effects in the form of "evil". This evil is the root of all exile, war, pain and suffering - in short, the illusion of being abandoned by G-d.

In our world of Tikun, we are currently struggling with the residual effects of the brokenness of the world of Tohu
The world of Tohu could not endure because it consisted of levels of consciousness that were unable to embrace perspectives other than their own. Scripture refers to this limitation when speaking of the kings of Edom who reigned and died before the kings of Israel. The Kabbalah refers to the death of these kings as the "Shattering of the Vessels".

This phenomenon of "shattering" in the world of Tohu resulted in the form of a pre-shadow consciousness resembling Adam and Eve, which was created from the remnants of the vessels, and from the sparks of the divine light that fell amongst them. The Kabbalah names this form "Adam Beliya'al", which literally means "man without a yoke". That is to say, a consciousness was formed that did not acknowledge a relationship between the Creator and the Creation, and therefore did not accept upon itself the yoke of heaven.

The consciousness that Adam Beliya'al encompasses does not focus on Divine Will and G-d's intimate involvement in the very life-pulse of Creation. That is to say, from the fragmentation of the world of Tohu there arose a consciousness that was not attuned to a code of law that permeates and sustains Creation.

The consciousness of Adam Beliya'al is likened to raw, childlike, unharnassed energy, defying structure. This consciousness has a positive tendency towards perceptions of spiritual transcendence and a negative tendency to be drawn to physicality and the baser drives of seeking pleasure while defying the divine code of moral boundaries.

In brief, Adam and Eve, who were totally in tune with divine awareness of their Creator, ate from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. They exercised their free choice by going against G-d's commandment to refrain from eating of its fruit. The result: a cosmic event occurred that was so shattering that more than 5,700 years late we are still picking up the pieces.

At that moment of eating, transgressing the divine commandment, the one unified soul of all of humanity - our common root - splintered into smithereens. Yes, the unifying link among ourselves, and with all of our current, fierce enemies was traumatically shattered. These pieces of our original unified soul fell and interfaced with Adam Beliya'al. As a result, there was an intermixture of consciousnesses.


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Torah is G–d’s teaching to man. In general terms, we refer to the Five Books of Moses as “The Torah.” But in truth, all Jewish beliefs and laws are part of the Torah.
Usually referring to the Babylonian edition, it is a compilation of Rabbinic law, commentary and analysis compiled over a 600 year period (200 BCE - 427 CE). Talmudic verse serves as the bedrock of all classic and modern-day Torah-Jewish literature.
Jewish mysticism. The word Kaballah means "reception," for we cannot physically perceive the Divine, we merely study the mystical truths which were transmitted to us by G-d Himself through His righteous servants.
Descendant of anti-Semitic tribe of Amalek and prime minister of the Persian Empire in the 5th century b.c.e. Schemed to annihilate all the Jews, and the holiday of Purim was established when the plot was foiled.
Anti-Semitic tribe descendant from Esau; first to attack the Jews upon leaving Egypt. We are commanded to remember their vile deed and obliterate all memory of them.
First Jew, and first of our three Patriarchs. Born into a pagan society in Mesepotamia in 1812 BCE, he discovered monethieism on his own. He was told by G-d to journey to the Land of Canaan where he and his wife Sarah would give birth to the Jewish People.
(adj.) Pertaining to Kabbalah—Jewish mysticism.
First Jewess, first of the four Jewish Matriarchs, wife of Abraham--the first Jew. Lived in Mesopotamia, and then Canaan, in the 19th century BCE.
Third of the three Patriarchs and father of the Twelve Tribes. Lived most his life in Canaan and died in Egypt in 1505 BCE. Also known by the name of "Israel."
Second of the three Jewish Patriarchs, son of Abraham and Sarah. Lived in Canaan (Israel); b. 1712 BCE, d. 1532 BCE.
Second of the Jewish Matriarchs. Wife of the Patriarch Isaac, and father of Jacob. b. 1675 BCE, d. 1553 BCE.
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The first man, created by G-d on the sixth day of creation. He was banished from the Garden of Eden after eating from the forbidden fruit of the forbidden knowledge. Died in 2830 BCE.
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First king of Israel, anointed by the prophet Samuel in 878 BCE. Was dethroned because he failed to carry out G-d's command, and the royal crown was transferred to King David and his descendents.
Rabbi Isaac Luria, the 15th Century founder of Modern Kabbalah.
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