Rabbi Simcha: The Kabbalah of Inception
Rabbi Simcha Weinstein wrote a column on his blog (and crossposted on Algemeiner) After introdcuing and summarizing the movie and cracking a few jokes he goes on to the “Kabbalist teaching that while we sleep, our souls leave our bodies and ascend to their heavenly source in order to replenish energy.” He also noticed “Yusuf, a chemist who formulates the drugs needed to enter the dream world. According to the biblical story, Joseph (or Yusuf) was blessed with the ability to interpret dreams, a rare skill that was highly valued.” He ends the column with this advice:
Kabbalah considers our physical world an illusion, a temporary residence, and not true reality. So stop existing and start dreaming!
IMDB’s summary of the movie: In a world where technology exists to enter the human mind through dream invasion, a highly skilled thief is given a final chance at redemption which involves executing his toughest job till date, Inception.