“From a Rabbi in Israel”
After taking in various pieces of Beyond Kabbalah, which was at a leisure pace, I decided to go to the end to see how you would bring out “Shtok”. It is possibly the epitome of a Torah Sh’B’AlPeh [The Oral Torah] as you well know. I’d never believed that someone could really explain it on paper… not really. Seriously, it’s impossible to do what you did. And most people will never appreciate that fact unless they could go to the sources one by one, see how you lined up the pieces, fit them together, and made sense of an unthinkable, inexplicable higher reality.
I don’t say it with levity that it is brilliant beyond anything I’ve ever read in English.
M.K.City of Luz
Dear Mr Bakst,
I am writing to thank you for a wonderful web site. I am a 53 year old homemaker who recently discovered your teachings. I must admit I strain to understand what I’m reading, however, what I do comprehend is so wonderful! Your “City of Luz” site brings so much joy and light into my life. I have read Torah and Tanakh at least 5x’s in my life and now am able to understand what I’ve been missing all these years. I suppose it would help if I spoke Hebrew, but since I do not your writings are so very meaningful to me. Though I was born of a Jewish mother I was not raised in a religious home I have always wanted to understand the ways of G-d, and your teachings help me with that. My quest began at 21 years of age and now here I am engrossed in your writing. I look forward to reading everyday again. I want to thank you for your devotion and hard work!
Shalom and May Hashem continue to bless you!
Rabbi A.Sha'ashua formula
Wow love that Sha’ashua formula, makes for great thinking about the mind of G-d.
I am so blessed to have studied so many of your wonderful classes over the years. It all started with Virtual Yeshivah. It makes a big difference knowing the keys to decode. Having a clearer understanding of the dance of Hasadim and Gevurot, Sha’ashua and Leviathan makes a big difference in my comprehension.
No need to reply—this is just a thank you for your site—(from the “near Antarctic” South Pacific). I have found so much wonderful material in your writings.
D.Z. SwitzerlandThe Secret Doctrine of the Gaon of Vilna
I started reading and studying your new book [The Secret Doctrine of the Gaon of Vilna]. Not only is difficult to stop reading it, but honestly I experience the same feeling of awe that comes from reading the works by the Ramchal [R’ Moshe Chayim Luzzato]. Chazak u’Baruch!