The Unborn (movie)

Being focused on Kabbalah I have to mention that there is a new movie out, which incorporates some Kabbalistic themes into its horror story: The Unborn. Here is the Wikipedia synopsis: “The Unborn is a supernatural thriller that draws upon the legend of a dybbuk, a malevolent spirit that refuses to leave the human world and inhabits the body of a person. Protagonist Casey Beldon (Odette Yustman) is plagued by…

Lisiewski: Kabbalistic Cycles and the Mastery of Life (2005)

Larry Coleman wrote a review about Joseph C. Lisiewski‘s “Kabbalistic Cycles and the Mastery of Life.” This is a non-Jewish, astrological approach. Here is a short segment from Larry’s review: “This book describes the planetary hours and how to use them in your daily life. … The basic premise of the book is that there are cycles that affect everything that goes on. The cycles used in the book are…

Russia to preserve Rebbe’s books, manuscripts

AP posted a story about how Chabad managed a US judge to issue “a restraining order telling Russia to protect the documents and return any that may already have been removed from the Russian State Military Archives.” The 12,000 books (including the first editions of Tanya) and 50,000 documents were “formerly held by Rabbi Joseph Isaac Schneersohn, a leader of Chabad-Lubavitch who was born in Russia but forced by the…

Ribner: Kabbalah Month by Month (2002)

In the first issue of Equinaut Mindy Ribner ,aka Miriam Shulamit, wrote a column about the month of Shevat. That’s where I learned about her book, published seven years ago: “Kabbalah Month by Month: A Year of Spiritual Practice and Personal Transformation.” Rabbi Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi, whom I respect tremendously wrote this about the book: “A remarkable contribution for helping to make the month-by-month Jewish spiritual journey. It is inspiring,…

Pinson: Thirty-Two Gates of Wisdom (2009)

Found it on Chabad.org: New Book on Jewish Mysticism Released Jan 27, 2009 1:45 PM A new book on Jewish mysticism, written by Chabad-Lubavitch Rabbi DovBer Pinson, has recently been published by Ben Yehuda Press. “Thirty-Two Gates of Wisdom: Awakening Through Kabbalah” presents meditative practices as a way to achieve a deeper awareness of the spirituality inherent in the physical world. Pinson runs Brooklyn, N.Y.’s Iyyun Center, a community-based yeshiva…

Sasson: Cosmic Navigator (2008)

I read a quick entry on EarthTimes.org on why “Significant Numbers Turning to Astrology During Economic Downturn.” The article was mostly based on an interview with Gahl Sasson whose book came out last year: “Cosmic Navigator – Design Your Destiny With Astrology and Kabbalah.” Here is the description from the author’s website: What is the meaning of life? When will I find my soul mate? What happens to me after…

Schreiber: Quantum Physics, Jewish Law, and Kabbalah

From an email I received: A new book has just been published that bridges, and demonstrates, a close connection between, three different intellectual disciplines. No one has ever published a book claiming and demonstrating a relationship between these apparently unrelated subjects. This work, which is based upon a close analysis of primary sources in these disciplines, clarifies the principles of each of these disciplines, and should be of interest to…

Rabbi Laibl Wolf USA/CANADA Lecture Tour

CANADA Alberta Calgary Fri/Sat/Sun 6/7/8th Feb. jli@chabadalberta.org 403 238 4880 Ext.109 Edmonton Fri/Sat. 23/24th Jan. Chabad@shaw.ca 780 993-1818 Victoria Mon.9th Feb. rabbi@telus.net 250-595-7656 USA California San Francisco Tues. 10th Feb. chayalanger@gmail.com 415 269 1981 Colorado Aspen Wed. 4th Feb. rabbimintz@gmail.com 970 544 3770 Vail Thurs. 5th Feb. info@jewishvail.com 970 476.7887 Florida Bonita Springs Mon. 2nd Feb. JewishBonita@gmail.com 239 949 6900 Fort Lauderdale Fri/Sat. 30/31st chabadflorida@aol.com 954-568-1190 Georgia Atlanta Tues. 3rd…

Saba: Tzror HaMor (2008)

Urim Publications just published Tzror HaMor Torah Commentary, a classic commentary from the late 15th century by Rabbi Avraham Saba, including many interpretations derived from the Zohar. Here is the official description from the publisher: Rabbi Avraham Sabba was born in Castile in 1440 and spent the first 50 years of his life in parts of Spain where Jews lived in prosperity and security. He wrote many books, among them…