Talmud Eser Sefirot
Kabbalist Yehuda Ashlag
Talmud Eser Sefirot is one of the two monumental multi-volume
Kabbalah texts of the
twentieth century, which Baal HaSulam (Rabbi Yehuda Ashlag) had written (the other being the
Sulam Commentary to
The Zohar). It is comprised of commentary to the works of the Ari, and covers the system of worlds,
Partzufim and Sefirot, in the language of Kabbalah that the Ari had developed.
It is set out as a 2,000+ page textbook, with the Ari’s original text at the top of each page, the commentaries on the bottom of each page (titled
Ohr Pnimi [Inner Light]), a section in each chapter dedicated to further reflection upon the commentaries (titled
Histaklut Pnimit [Inner Reflection]), definitions of terms, tables of questions and answers, an introduction clarifying how to study Kabbalah properly (i.e. the “Introduction to the Study of the Ten Sefirot”), and a preface (i.e. the “Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah”).