Lesson 1: Laying the Groundwork

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Connecting To Shabbat

Lesson 1: Laying the Groundwork


Published: December 11, 2013
Originally recorded: June 6, 2010

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Lesson Highlights

  • A two year journey of discovery to unlock the secrets of Shabbat 
  • Begging to be given the merit of this wisdom 
  • Laying the groundwork for our understanding of Shabbat 
  • The work of four teachers and 6 months of translation produced 100 pages of study 
  • Igniting the taste of the Desire to Share 
  • Rav Ashlag's warning about receiving 
  • The Four Phases and the structure of Shabbat 
  • "Everything we are about to learn will refute what you learned before" 
  • Binah Consciousness: the lynch pin to a Desire to Share 
  • Sharing is related to the Torah 
  • We truly receive through sharing 
  • The mystery of the two Malchuts 
  • Our Goal: Sharing with no calculation of receiving 
  • Balancing the Desire to Share and the Desire to Receive through the energy of Shabbat 
  • The meaning of the word "Shabbat"


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One of the most powerful tools we can use to use to remove our ego and eliminate chaos from our lives is Shabbat or the Sabbath. While many of us have an idea of what Shabbat may or may not be, the kabbalists explain that connecting to Shabbat is an essential part of our spiritual work. Learn how to strengthen your connection to Shabbat and energize your entire week!


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