Rab Tab’s Kabbalah Web Page
(Rab Tab on Kab)
You have reached the web site of Rabbi Larry Tabick, rabbi of Shir Hayim, the Hampstead Reform Jewish Community and lecturer in Kabbalah and Hasidism at the Leo Baeck College.
If you wish to make more personal contact, you may email me at: email@example.com.
Who is Larry Tabick? And how did he come to be doing this?
About the work I do
If you want to know more about Shir Hayim, the community I serve, click here.
If you want to know about the 'freelance' work I do, click here.
When I was a student, I had a professor who told us at the very first lecture of his course: 'Every
teacher has their own hobby-horse. The difference is... I'm going to tell you what mine is.' And he did. Well, in Hebrew/Yiddish, the word that best translates 'hobby-horse' is 'meshugas', and my meshugas is: Jewish mysticism in all its forms, Kabbalah and Hasidut (Hasidism) included. If this is of interest to you too, then check out some of the other pages of my web site.
Mystical insights into Torah
Good News! The Jewish Publication Society has published a book of these teachings. Entitled The Aura of Torah, you can purchase it at the University of Nebraska Press
Sources of Jewish mysticism
The product of many courses introducing the main ideas and classical literature of Jewish mysticism. Selections from texts ranging from the Bible to early modern times.
Currently featuring Moses Cordovero's meditations for the Ten Days of Repentance.
How to pray
Synagogue teachers and rabbis all over the world spend countless hours teaching people how to read the traditional Jewish prayers. Occasionally, they will help their students to explore the meaning of those prayers, but this article explores Jewish mystical texts (kabbalistic and hasidic) that teach the art and skill of praying Jewish-style.
Stories and Poems
Thanks to very good friends, some of Rabbi Larry's poems/meditations are now available in a beautifully designed book entitled
Growing Into Your Soul
Originally intended as a gift book for Bar/Bat Mitzvah, but 'Rabbi Tabick's simple meditations offer a stimulus to the questing minds of not just the young, but anyone seeking to find meaning in the Jewish way of life.'
Contact me directly for a copy: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are other original poems and stories dealing with moral life and the spiritual search.
Ovadyah and the Mountain (story)
Thoughts on Repentance
Top Security (feminine version) (story)
Top Security (masculine version) (story)
The Lost King (story)
The unseen thread, and other poems
A Holiday from God, and other poems
The Warrior to War, and other poems
The Man and the Snail, and other poems
Like Ben Zoma, and other poems
Hypocrisy on the Ceiling, and other poems
God and the Big Bank, and other poems
Thank you ...for dropping by. Hope to see you again soon. Lehitra'ot!
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All written material on this web site is © Larry Tabick 2014 unless otherwise stated.
This is in accordance with Biblical & Rabbinic, as well as secular, law.
Please do not re-use any of this material without at least giving me credit.