Extras - Official Kabbalah Publication of the Bnei Baruch Kabbalah Education & Research Institute
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Sefira, singular for Sefirot, comes from the word “sapphire,” a shining light. A complete structure of the soul comprises ten Sefirot: Keter, Hochma, Bina, Hesed, Gevura, Tifferet, Netzah, Hod, Yesod, Malchut. These ten Sefirot constitute the qualities of the soul, and each Sefira senses the Upper Light in its own way.

Exile 2007

Exile, in Kabbalah, means not being able to love others. This is what detached us from the Upper Force and eventually caused the ruin of the Second Temple. Today, even though the land of Israel is physically in the hands of the Jewish people, the Jews are still in exile. The only way to come out of exile is to learn how to truly love others.

Our egos force us to think of ourselves and thus remain detached from the Upper Force. The way we can transcend egoism and unite with each other is also the way we can reunite with the Upper Force, and this means is called “the wisdom of Kabbalah.” When we use the wisdom of Kabbalah and achieve this bonding, we will be delivered from exile to redemption.