The Best Kabbalah Websites, Books and More
Avoid all the misinformation out there and check out this curated list of great Kabbalah books and websites.
If you are new to Kabbalah, don’t get overwhelmed by all the information. Start with these resources:
|1. Learn about the Kabbalistic Tree of Life and 10 Sephirot|
|2. Learn about the Spiritual Meanings of the Hebrew Letters and explore Hebrew Letter Meditation. To learn Hebrew Meditation, I highly recommend the Book The Invisible Stairway: Kabbalistic Meditations on the Hebrew Letters|
|3. Find a local teacher or school to study with. I study in the Boulder area with Samuel Avital's school Kabbalah Now. For starting information, you can also try out the Bnei Baruch free online courses.|
|I also recommend learning about the daily practical spiritual exercises and contemplative practices included in Kabbalah in the blog here. Remember, Kabbalah information is good, but until you learn the inner practices such as controlling your thoughts, you can't truly understand and live Kabbalah.|
Great Kabbalah Websites
|Walking Kabbalah: Kabbalah Essentials||Kabbalah is meant to transform your state of being. Many sites contain intellectual information on Kabbalah, but leave out the inner work that has always been a key part of the tradition. With this site, I'm aiming to provide both the information and the inner practices and knowledge that make Kabbalah come alive.|
|Learn Kabbalah||A credible website with lots of solid articles on Kabbalah|
|Patterns of Creation||I love this beautiful website of poetic meditations on Kabbalah and the meaning of the Tree of Life. You can feel from these meditations that Kabbalah means living in a state of presence, awe, and deep awareness.|
|Planetary Judaism: Weekly Torah Portions with Kabbalistic Interpretations||Here Rabbi Miles Krassen does an excellent job bringing out Kabbalistic understandings in the weekly Torah portions. These videos are informative and enjoyable to watch.|
|Intro Articles at Chabad and the Jewish Virtual Library||These sites also have good intro articles on Kabbalah for beginners.|
|The Invisible Stairway: Kabbalistic Meditations on The Hebrew Letters||This is an excellent guide with step-by-step instructions on Kabbalistic Meditation. I study with this book every day.|
|From Ecstasy to Lunch||Beautiful practical exercises, stories, etc that give one a true inner look at the kabbalistic life. How to live with that sense of beauty and deep awareness now.|
|The Zohar: Pritzker Edition||The Zohar is the best known Kabbalistic work and a source of deep study. The Pritzker Edition is the most comprehensive translation available. The link is to volume 1 of the 12 volume complete set.|
|Sefer Yetzirah, Aryeh Kaplan Translation||Sefer Yetzirah is a core Kabbalistic text, with in depth commentary by the legendary Aryah Kaplan.|
|138 Openings of Wisdom||One of my favorite books. Ramchal on the structure of the sephirot, the partzufim, and the ultimate goal of creation.|
|The Palm Tree of Devorah (English and Hebrew Edition)||Beautiful text on the 13 attributes of Mercy by Cordovero.
The first chapter has a beautiful section on the sephirot that I recommend to all beginners.
Hebrew Letter Wisdom
|Letters of Light|
|Hebrew Letter Videos - Rabbi Avraham Trugman|
|Bnei Baruch Free Online Kabbalah Course||Provides good starting information to begin learning about Kabbalah.|
I know it can be hard to find good Kabbalah resources in a lot of areas. If people are looking for more online content, let me know. Samuel Avital from Kabbalah Now may be willing to do an online course for us if enough people are interested.