50 Best Kabbalah Blogs & Resources on the Web

Kabbalah, one form of Jewish mysticism, stirs up plenty of controversy amongst religious and secular organizations alike. Some dismiss it as claptrap re-appropriated and regurgitated by the New Age movement and unscrupulous con artists, while others believe that there is a kernel of truth provided students and teachers meet stringent requirements. Others see it as a valuable and worthwhile conduit for spiritual fulfillment, dissecting its teachings as one possible path towards self-discovery and enlightenment. The following blogs and online resources take the latter perspective, but readers are to decide what they make of the information at hand.

  1. Kabbalah Blog With archives dating all the way back to 2007, the official blog of the Bnei Baruch Kabbalah Education & Research Institute has plenty of great resources on the practice for beginners and veterans alike.
  2. Kabbalah L’Am Blog This Israeli blog is in Hebrew, but those capable of reading it will be met with some great insights into Kabbalistic beliefs and practices.
  3. Laitman.com Kabbalah teacher Dr. Michael Laitman offers up some incredibly in-depth information on the subject, with discussions available for adherents of all levels.
  4. Kabbalah Thoughts One of Dr. Laitman’s students writes up frequent thoughts and meditation on Kabbalastic principles and philosophical inquiry.
  5. Kabbalah at Suite 101 Malysa Stratton Louk edits the Suite 101 portal to Kabbalah, with plenty of excellent general resources for those just getting started as well as those looking for something more intense.
  6. Ohr Makif Read about how this element of Jewish Mysticism helped one man find structure and meaning in his life. He does not update as often as many others on this list, but he still has plenty to share all the same.
  7. Blogs at the Kabbalah Centre Kabbalah Centre International presents 3 highly informative and valuable blogs in addition to an exceptionally detailed website on everything one needs to know about the subject. They have certainly elicited plenty of controversy over the past decade, however, and warrant considerable research before any monetary commitment is to be made.
  8. Hermetic Kabbalah Although it has not been updated since 2008, this website compiles essays, lectures, images and other resources worth reading.
  9. Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism at Judaism 101 Judaism 101’s section on Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism allows readers to comprehend how their practices fit into the broader parent religion as a whole.
  10. Kabbalah 101 at Aish.com Like the previous website, this one also provides a means through which those studying Kabbalah can learn about its relationship with Judaism as a whole. There are plenty of insightful sermons to choose from, too!
  11. Kabbalah TV Another offering by the Bnei Baruch Kabbalah Education & Research Institute, Kabbalah TV keeps an archive of videos and audio for those who want to learn without having to read.
  12. A Society of Souls Using Kabbalistic principles, Jason Schulman has developed a threefold path towards healing and spiritual openness. His website outlines programs, provides a shop and discusses the basics of how A Society of Souls works.
  13. YouTube – ARIfilms’s Channel This YouTube channel compiles a plethora of videos relating to Kabbalah, including lectures and sermons on its core tenets and spiritual potential.
  14. The Kabbalah Click through the table of contents on this website for a broad selection of essays covering a number of different Kabbalah-related topics. There are a great many interesting perspectives to be found here!
  15. Kabbalah International Official home of the Bnei Baruch Kabbalah Education & Research Institute, Kabbalah International offers almost everything anyone curious about the topic could ever possibly need.
  16. Rootlight This very unique resource merges Kabbalah with astrology, Naam Yoga, and Harmonyum Healing for an intriguing route towards growing personally and spiritually.
  17. Kabbalah at Wikia Connect with others fascinated by Jewish mysticism and read about all its components by using this wiki as a reference. Those possessing a greater knowledge of the topic may want to contribute to any areas that want for more information!
  18. Kabbalah Amulets Rabbi Eliahu Azulai has 30 years of experience in the creation of talismans and amulets associated with Kabbalah, and his site provides information on how they work, what they can provide and the very basics of the practices.
  19. inner.org inner.org does host a wide range of resources on Kabbalistic beliefs and practices, but its focus remains mainly on the whole of Jewish mysticism and everything it has to offer.
  20. Kabbalah Online Read up on Kabbalah prayers, meditations and traditions as well as how they have applications in situations both mundane and major.
  21. Kabbalah Society Based in the Toledano Tradition, the Kabbalah Society’s website sells books and CDs as well as hosts workshops worldwide.
  22. Kabbalah Dictionary Kabbalah students and teachers looking for a quick reference for different terms (in multiple languages!) will enjoy having this dictionary on hand.
  23. Jewish Mysticism at The Jewish History Resource Center Although considered esoteric by many contemporary Jewish sects, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem still keeps an amazing record of medieval texts on Kabbalistic and other mystical traditions.
  24. Jerusalem Portal at About.com The broader Jewish portal at About.com plays host to many articles that cover the basics behind the Kabbalistic element of the faith.
  25. Kabbalah & Mysticism at My Jewish Learning My Jewish Learning covers a broad spectrum of relevant topics, but it dedicates a special section to mysticism and Kabbalah for beginners curious about its components.
  26. David Friedman Kabbalah – Art Spirituality of all stripes inspires artists to create and celebrate, and David Friedman finds his colorful muse in Kabbalastic teachings.
  27. Jewish Mysticism J. Abelson’s book Jewish Mysticism is available for free online – and in its entirety, no less! Give it a read for an academic analysis of its teachings – including Kabbalah!
  28. Jewish Mysticism at Becoming Jewish Misconceptions about Kabbalah and other facets of Jewish mysticism abound, and this website seeks to set readers straight on the subject. It provides an overview of the basics for those who hope to study it in depth once they meet the criteria.
  29. Cabala at Jewish Encyclopedia Jewish Encyclopedia devotes much of its webspace to discussing the history and practices of Kabbalah, making it a great resource for learning about its roots.
  30. About Jewish Mysticism by Robert Waxman Browse 6 essays and 1 interview for a comprehensive glimpse into Robert Waxman’s in-depth inquiries into Jewish mysticism.
  31. Jewish Myth, Magic, and Mysticism Rabbi Geoff Dennis keeps a wonderfully approachable, informed blog on…well…Jewish myth, magic and mysticism with a particular focus on Kabbalistic and rabbinical studies.
  32. La Cabalà This Italian website brings the fundamentals of Kabbalastic beliefs to continental Europeans, with plenty of online references as well as physical classes.
  33. Yedid Nefesh Read a free beginner’s guide to Kabbalah in English on Yedid Nefesh’s section dedicated to the practice.
  34. Kabbalah Resources at NeoHasid.org NeoHasid.org provides a short, sweet summation of Kabbalistic fundamentals for those only curious about beginner-level information.
  35. KabbalahUK.com An offshoot of Chabad Wimbledon, KabbalahUK.com recommends books and resources alongside its overview of Jewish mysticism’s basics.
  36. Laibl Wolf This Australian mystic runs an advice column inspired by Kabbalistic teachings along with daily meditations and an online shop.
  37. Kabbalah5.com Rabbi Raphael Afilalo uses his website to provide visitors with a comprehensive glimpse into Kabbalah’s concepts and practices.
  38. TrueKabbalah Drop by the “Documents” section of the website for a multitude of reading material that opens up readers to Kabbalah and its tenets.
  39. Kabbalah Heritage Institute Many find Kabbalah an attractive course of study due to their belief that it can offer them spiritual healing and peace of mind, and this organization discusses the hows and whys behind it.
  40. The New Kabbalah Read some very detailed essays on Kabbalah’s intersections with other philosophical and theological teachings – including Jungian psychology.
  41. The Art of Kabbalah Although this site’s navigation irritates somewhat, it nevertheless does a nice job of summarizing Kabbalah’s key teachings.
  42. LearnKabbalah.com Jay Michaelson’s extensive website covers almost everything the hopefully Kabbalah student would like to know on the subject. Everyone from the beginner to the expert will appreciate this highly comprehensive resource.
  43. KBLH.org For introductory lessons in the Zohar, the Torah and other texts important to Kabbalah studies, be sure to drop by KBLH.org for more information.
  44. Web of Qabalah Kabbalah, Qabalah, and Cabala all share the same roots in Jewish mysticism, but sport some minor variances. This website focuses mainly on how it applies to hermetic and nondenominational practices, with plenty of readings and meditations to explore.
  45. Music of Kabbalah For devotees of Kabbalastic traditions, the music available on this website may help stoke their spirituality.
  46. KabbalahScience Written in Russian, this publishing by the International Academy of Kabbalah hosts a great many articles exploring the topic at hand.
  47. Kabbalah Media Archive Kabbalah Media Archive provides exactly what its title states. With over 15,800 lessons in 7 different languages, there is probably something here that visitors will find satisfying.
  48. The Kabbalah Unveiled The English translations for 3 books from the Zohar, a very important Kabbalistic text, are available online for self-guided study and meditation.
  49. Byzant Mystical Read about Kabbalah’s overlap with other mystical traditions such as tarot, astrology and other esoteric practices.
  50. Universal Kabbalah Universal Kabbalah pulls from more than just the Jewish mystical tradition to offer adherents a plethora of paths towards spiritual enlightenment.

No matter one’s opinion of Kabbalah or Jewish mysticism as a whole, there is no denying that many find clarity and peace in its tenets all the same. Anyone on a spiritual journey may want to consider reading over what all it potentially offers – just be respectful of any restrictions that may come up along the way. One must never be so self-centered to believe that ancient religious traditions should bend their rules merely to accommodate them and their wants.