Having surveyed the prerequisites and proper attitudes that are necessary for the study of Kabbalah, we will now explore some of the basic concepts and themes that form its subject matter. Given the nature of our own limitations, we must remain aware that what follows is less than a drop out of the vast ocean of Kabbalah.
This class will explore some fundamental principles of Kabbalah. We will examine what Kabbalah teaches us about God, the universe, and man’s role in the universe. In order to understand those topics, we will be introduced to some basic Kabbalistic concepts such as hishtalshelut, tzimzum, the Ten Sefirot and the Four Worlds.