Who is Rabbi Issac Luria also known as the ARI?

Simply put! The ARI - Rabbi Issac Luria - is the best known Kabbalist since the writing of the Zohar. He developed an understanding of the Kabbalah called the Lurianic system.

All Kabbalists since his birth follow his system. There is no exceptions. It is for this reason that his recommendations are taken to heart by almost all teachers of the Kabbalah

He also teaches that the last 9 days of the 3 week period are the toughest and he chose to leave this world on the 5th day of the 5th month. Hay B'Av so that we can utilize his essence to help balance the period.

Teachings of the ARI - Rabbi Isaac Luria

  • Introduction to the Teachings of the ARI - Rabbi Isaac Luria
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    Who is ARI and Constriction

    First Constriction - Introduction to the Ari's concept of 'tzimtzum'

    Introduction to the Ari's Concept of Shevirat Haeilim - "The shattering of the vessels" (in Hebrew, "Shevirat haKeilim") of the world of Tohu

    Rectifying Sparks

    Unit of Creation - A definition of 'partzufim' according to the Arizal

    Natural Soul - A tiny spark of G-dliness clothes itself in an extremely ethereal soul

    This ends our introduction to the basic concepts of Lurianic Kabbala.

  • Various Aspects to the Teachings of the ARI - Rabbi Isaac Luria - Part 1
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    Northern Exposure - The first word of the Torah also alludes to hidden beginnings.

    Spiritual Wages - HaShem also rewards His 'employees' from the week through Shabbat

    4 Who Entered the Orchard - Four Talmudic sages ascended to rectify the spiritual universes.

  • Various Aspects to the Teachings of the ARI - Rabbi Isaac Luria - Part 1 A
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    Anatomy of the Creation - The human form provides a model in which the worlds are en-clothed

    Blood Brothers, Soul Brothers - The shedding of blood damages the Divine Image

    4 Aspects of the Emanated - There is an Emanator and an emanated - Understanding the Worlds

  • Various Aspects to the Teachings of the ARI - Rabbi Isaac Luria - Part 2
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    Luz Bones - The Resurrection of the Dead

    What is Created First? Heaven or Earth?

    - The Arizal resolves a dispute between two Talmudic schools

    In the beginning, Elokim created the heavens and the earth... (Gen. 1:1)

    Ways of the World - All of Creation stems from the root name of G-d - Havayah There are 4 elements that correspond to the 4 letters of Havayah:

    Honoring Parents - Recipe for long life...From the Torah:

    Righteous Generosity - Giving charity increases unity in the world

    Redeeming a Firstborn Son - Extra care must be taken regarding new entities

    Anger Remedy No. 1 - By meditating on the divine root of anger, one can fix it.

    Anger Remedy No. 2 - While focusing on certain divine names during prayer, one can fix anger.

    Elevating the Flesh - Part 2 - Proper intentions for slaughtering are the cosmic struggle between good and evil.

  • Various Aspects to the Teachings of the ARI - Rabbi Isaac Luria - Part 3
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    Mystical Significance of Hair - Part 1 - Kabbalah teaches that hair is recognized for its spiritual power

    Mystical Significance of Hair - Part 2 - Trimming facial hair has profound implications in the higher worlds

    Marriage Kabbalah - Two Lights - Betrothal and Marriage

    Preparing for Kabbalah - Observance of the mitzvot is primary…to eliminate the thorns…

    Four Holy Faces - One can choose to which chariot's influence he submits himself.

    Writings from the Ari on Various Holidays

    Tisha B'Av

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  • Ari - Fixing the Mixing - Writings by the ARI - Rabbi Isaac Luria
  • Redeeming the Widow - Writings by the ARI - Rabbi Isaac Luria
  • 3 Weeks Meditations - Writings by the ARI - Rabbi Isaac Luria
  • Sukkot

  • Ari - Sukkot - Ceiling of Consciousness - Writings by the ARI - Rabbi Isaac Luria
  • Writings from the Ari on Various Parashiot

    Parasha Bechukotai

  • Soul Trains - Reincarnation Issues by the ARI - Rabbi Isaac Luria
  • Parasha Balak

  • Magician and the Sorcerer - Writings of Rabbi Isaac Luria
  • Roots of Evil - Writings of Rabbi Isaac Luria
  • Parasha BehaAlotcha

  • Sexuality and the Suspicious Spirit - Yesod Issues by the ARI - Rabbi Isaac Luria
  • Parasha Beraisheet

  • World of the Chariot Writings by the ARI - Rabbi Isaac Luria
  • Parasha Chukat

  • Ari - Para Aduma - Red Heifer - Writings by the ARI - Rabbi Isaac Luria
  • Ari - Fixing the Mixing - Writings by the ARI - Rabbi Isaac Luria
  • Parasha Devarim

  • 11 Days Fall From Edom - Writings by the ARI - Rabbi Isaac Luria
  • Evil Among the Nations - Writings by the ARI - Rabbi Isaac Luria
  • 1000 Lights of Understanding - Writings by the ARI - Rabbi Isaac Luria
  • Parasha Ekev

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  • Seven Mystical Species - Writings by the ARI - Rabbi Isaac Luria
  • It Is All From HaShem - Writings by the ARI - Rabbi Isaac Luria
  • Eating Is A Divine Reflection - Writings by the ARI - Rabbi Isaac Luria
  • Parasha Ha'Azinu

  • In and Out of the Torah - Writings by the ARI - Rabbi Isaac Luria
  • Parasha Ki Tavo

  • Disease and the Divine - Writings by the ARI - Rabbi Isaac Luria
  • Parasha Ki Teitzei

  • Elul Redemptions - Writings by the ARI - Rabbi Isaac Luria
  • Beautiful Captive - Writings by the ARI - Rabbi Isaac Luria
  • Parasha Korach

  • Confounding the Work of Creation - Writings from the ARI - Rabbi Isaac Luria
  • Know One's Place - Writings from the ARI - Rabbi Isaac Luria
  • Parasha Lech Lecha

  • Abraham Moves Out On His Own - Writings from the ARI - Rabbi Isaac Luria
  • Parasha Matot

  • Vows and Oaths - Writings from the ARI - Rabbi Isaac Luria
  • Share of the Spoils - Writings from the ARI - Rabbi Isaac Luria
  • Parasha Naso

  • Soul Trains - Reincarnation Issues by the ARI - Rabbi Isaac Luria
  • Parasha Nitzavim

  • Mystical Mitzvot - Active and Passive - Rabbi Isaac Luria
  • Parasha Noach

  • Kindness to Animals - Rabbi Isaac Luria
  • Mystical Intentions - Rabbi Isaac Luria
  • Parasha Pinchas

  • Earthly and Heavenly Unifications
  • Roots of Anger - Ego
  • Meaning of Tzelochad daughters / Sisters
  • Parasha Re'eh

  • Charity - Tzedakah; Terumah - Tithing
  • Parasha Shelach Lecha

  • Time Out - What is Karet Spiritually? - Issues by the ARI - Rabbi Isaac Luria
  • Souls and Spies - Who Does the Torah Speak About? - Issues by the ARI - Rabbi Isaac Luria
  • Parasha Shoftim

  • Conveyance of Leah's Higher Wisdom
  • Consciousness and the 18 Royal Wives
  • Parasha VaEtchanan

  • Developing Fetal Consciousness - Issues by the ARI - Rabbi Isaac Luria
  • Angels of Prayer - Issues by the ARI - Rabbi Isaac Luria
  • Mistake of the Mixed Multitude - Issues by the ARI - Rabbi Isaac Luria
  • Parasha Vayelech

  • Song of the Torah - Rabbi Isaac Luria
  • The Ari - Rabbi Isaac Luria on Various Subjects

    Anger Remedies

  • Roots of Anger
  • Remedy For Anger – Part 1
  • Remedy For Anger – Part 2
  • Translation of the Shaarai Kedusha - Gates of Holyness from the Writings of the ARI

  • Shaarai Kedusha - Gates of Holyness as written by Rabbi Chaim Vital from the Teachings of the ARI - Part 1
  • Shaarai Kedusha - Gates of Holyness as written by Rabbi Chaim Vital from the Teachings of the ARI - Part 1 A
  • Shaarai Kedusha - Gates of Holyness as written by Rabbi Chaim Vital from the Teachings of the ARI - Part 1 B - Section 1 Gate 1
  • Shaarai Kedusha - Gates of Holyness as written by Rabbi Chaim Vital from the Teachings of the ARI - Part 1 C - Section 3 Gate 1 A
  • Shaarai Kedusha - Gates of Holyness as written by Rabbi Chaim Vital from the Teachings of the ARI - Part 1 D - Section 1 Gate 1 B - Ramchal
  • Shaarai Kedusha - Gates of Holyness as written by Rabbi Chaim Vital from the Teachings of the ARI - Part 1 E - Section 1 Gate 2 - Bad Middot
  • Shaarai Kedusha - Gates of Holyness as written by Rabbi Chaim Vital from the Teachings of the ARI - Part 2
  • Shaarai Kedusha - Gates of Holyness as written by Rabbi Chaim Vital from the Teachings of the ARI - Part 3
  • Other English translations of Commentaries from Other Writers

  • English Translation of the ARI Commentary on the Exodus by Shimon Ostropolier