A Woman's Spiritual Attainment
Nature obligates both women and men to attain spirituality while still living in this world.
by nature, are so involved with concerns of daily life that they sometimes
wonder if it's possible to reach spirituality. Kabbalah
explains that both men and women - whether consciously or by force - need to attain their spiritual root,
from which they descended into our world and acquired a material form.
During our existence on this planet, whether in this life or in the next one, we
all need to attain our spiritual root and exist simultaneously in both worlds
The sooner we do so, the
better, simpler and happier our lives will be. The more we balk from this path,
the greater suffering we will undergo, like a stubborn child, who resists his
parents' will, but at the end is forced to do what is required of him.
Our spiritual root is our goal,
which we must attain. Kabbalah helps us recognize this root and the purpose of
our existence on earth.
As soon as we discover this, we begin to gradually harmonize ourselves with
the goal and our life immediately becomes far more stable, peaceful, and
A Woman's Spiritual Quest
How can a woman tell whether she is yearning for psychological or spiritual fulfillment?
A woman who is looking for spirituality feels that her fulfillment comes
from something higher than this life. She has a different kind of desire. She
may have a husband and children, a family and a home. All this may give her
warmth, but her yearning for spirituality is on a totally different level.
It has nothing to do with this world. It is a desire from the "point in the
heart," as Kabbalah calls it. It means that on top of all the physical and
human desires, such as food, sex, family, money, power and knowledge, suddenly
a new desire awakens in a person. This desire is beyond our world, and it
appears both in men and in women.
It was always very common for men. Throughout history, many men embarked
on spiritual quests. As for women, we see it only recently. And this search is
definitely much more than looking for psychological fulfillment in family or
Therefore, a woman can certainly study the wisdom of Kabbalah, even though
it wasn't the case earlier.
Eve - Just a Tool in the Creator's Hands
Adam and Eve are two forces of nature that were tricked by the Creator to perform the sin.
the book of Genesis, Eve is depicted as treacherous, seducing and cunning, as
breaking the laws. And Adam is a kind of martyr who is being led and tempted by
a woman. Can we learn something from this about a man and a woman in our world?
tempting as it is to say 'yes,' Adam and Eve do not describe a man and a woman
of our world. They refer to spiritual forces which bestow (man) and receive
(woman), meaning two forces of nature. This is, in fact, the Creator and the
created being. The Bible talks about the connection between them, how the
created being derives pleasure from the Creator, is filled by it and then
becomes an egoist. This is the sin, the fall of the souls into this world and
other words, the story of Adam and Eve is about our highest spiritual roots and
it isn't about a man and a woman. We are descendents of Adam and Eve, but they
are the spiritual forces that gradually materialized and reached this world
after thousands of steps.
female part called Eve wanted to become even more sanctified and to rise even
more. Therefore, it wished to copulate with the male part and to ascend to the
level of the Creator. This is what is written and that is what these
forces - these souls - understood. In this manner, they become close to the
Creator, to bestowal.
didn't do anything wrong. She brought everything into development. Adam himself
wasn't able to perform this sin, but with her help it was done. They were
tricked into it by the Creator so that they would sin, because the whole chain
of events has to come down into this material world. And from it, we have to
reach the highest spiritual level once again.