26 01 2011
Shalom Aleichem kol Haverim v’kol Achim!
This Group, Ang Ilaw Kabbalah Study Group, will be now become officially defunct and inactive. Due to some circumstances, this site will now be closed and we are very pleased to announce that The Ang Ilaw Philippine Kabbalah Study Group, formed April 21 2008, will now be replaced by the Chevraia Kadisha Shel B’nei Avraham (Holy Brotherhood of the Sons of Avraham) which, was established unofficially, last December 19 2010.

The Chevraia Kadisha (The Holy Brotherhood) will now replace our former group and kehilot (congregation) Ang Ilaw Kabbalah Study Group, which was established 2 yrs. ago. Due to some unpredicted circumstances, the group disbanded and became inactive.

We will try our best through the help of Holy One, Blessed be He, B”SD to spread and disseminate the Light of the Creator in our country through the translation of articles and related studies from the English language to our Native tongue, Filipino. For the benefit of our brothers who has comprehension difficulties on English  and to those who are underprivileged who can only reach out the Wisdom through the Filipino Language (no insult, derogatory or degradation intended).

To those who would like to participate in our projects, please e-mail us at: chevraia.kadisha@gmail.com
Stay tuned guys, and B’ezrat Adonai (By the Help of G-d), let the dissemination of Light of His Torah be of help in uplifting all the sufferings and burdens that all of humanity is undertaking,
Amein v’Amein!

B”sd v’ B”H!
Orel Yair




Lingguhang Chassidut: “Siya ay tinatawag na mapagmahal at maawain”

17 09 2009


“Siya (Ang Maykapal) ay binansagang mapagmahal at maawain para siya ay lubusang makilala.”

– Rabbi Dovber ng Mezritch

Lingguhang Dunong: “Ang siyang hindi pa nakakalasap ng Liwanag ng Zohar”

13 09 2009


“Ang siyang hindi pa nakakakita sa Liwanag ng Aklat ng Zohar ang siyang hindi pa nakakalasap ng Liwanag”

-Ateret Tzvi, Parashat Behaalotcha

Advance Shanah Tova from Ang Ilaw Philippine Kabbalah Study Gorup

4 09 2009

Advance Shanah Tova to all of us.

How will you start the year anew, and begin a new life with the Light? So now we must search our ways and mend it, and plant a good seed so that we can reap a good fruit for this coming year. Let us search, and strive to begin a new, before the time comes. So now during this month of Elul we must cultivate the seed which we have plant for the years to come.

Should we waste our time sitting, and watching the hour to pass-by?

Go, and advance now!

Shavua Tov and Advance Shana Tova from Ang Ilaw Philippine Kabbalah Study Group!

2 08 2009

“We have come from the light, from the place where the light came into being by itself, established [itself], and appeared in their image…. For this reason I say, if one is whole, one will be filled with light, but if one is divided, one will be filled with darkness”

– Rabbi Yeshua HaNotzi, Gospel of Thomas

Tatlong Linggo ng Pagluluksa: Hulyo 8 – Hulyo 29 (17 Tammuz – 9 Av)

10 07 2009

Itinuturo ng Kabala na simula sa ika-17 ng buwan ng Tammuz (Ika-8 ng Hulyo) hanggang sa ika-9 ng buwan ng Av (Ika-29 ng Hulyo) ay ang pinaka negatibong linggo ng buong taon. At sa mga panahon na ito,  ang galit ang nagigiging pang-karaniwan. Alam natin na ang galit ay isa sa mga dahilan ng kaguluhan at pagkakalugso. Ang ika-17 ng Tammuz ay bumabagsak Huwebes, Hulyo 8, 2012 sa pang-karaniwan na kalendaryo, kung kaya ang Tatlong Linggo ng Tammuz ay magsisimula sa Miyerkules ng gabi, Hulyo 8.

May mga bagay tayo na dapat gawin sa mga panahon na ito upang makaiwas tayo sa negatibidad:

  1. Mag-abstinensya sa pulang karne, ang pulang karne ay kinokonekta tayo sa enerhiya ng paghuhukom na dumadaloy ng malakas ngayon sa kaliwang-pitak (Left Column) ng Punong-kahoy ng Buhay.
  2. Bawal mag gupit ng buhok, o mag-ahit.
  3. Mag-ingat sa ating mga sasabihin; mas lalo na sa mga pang-huhusga na ating ginagawa sa mga tao, kahit na ito ay nasa isipan mo lamang; huwag mong hayaan na mag-karoon ka ng masamang pag-iisip.
  4. Pag-tibayin ang iyong sarili sa pag-aaral ng Torah at ng mga iba pang Banal na Aklat (Zohar at iba pang aklat ng ating mga paham), lalong lalo na ngayon sa mga panahon na ito, at sa paggawa ng mga Mitzvot.
  5. Mahalaga ang maging mapagkumbaba ngayon at sa mga darating pang mga araw, tandaan na kahit gaano pa kasama ang mga panahon ngayon, huwag dapat tayong mag padala sa mga mangyayari sa atin, at laging tandaan na maging reaktibo ano pa man ang mangyari; at higit sa lahat, lagi mag tiwala lang sa Maykapal.
  6. Kung may libreng oras, ang isa ay dapat mag Hisbodidus (Pagkikipag-usap sa Diyos ng puso-sa-puso, pagsumamo) at sabihin ang lahat ng kanyang nais sabihin, mag-pasalamat kung may isang pag-subok na nalagpasan o sabihin ang lahat ng hinanakit na nararamdaman.
  7. Dapat nating saliksikin ang ating sarili; saliksikin ang mga dapat nating baguhin sa ating sarili at hanapan ito ng lunas upang mabago ang ating mga masasamang pag-uugali, at tanggapin iyon kahit gano pa ito kalalala.
  8. Dapat  din nating pagtibayin ang Mitzvot ng Vidui (Pangungumpisal/Kumpisal), bago tayo matulog, dapat nating halughugin ang mga gawain natin sa buong araw at hanapin ang mga kasamaang ating naisagawa at naidulot sa iba, at pag-sisihan natin ng buong-buo.

At pinaka-mahalagang bagay sa buwan na ito ay ang Emunah o Pananampalataya, dahil ang buwan na ito ay masyadong masidhi. Huwag dapat natin isisi ang lahat sa mga panlabas a mga pangyayari o sa ibang tao, lalong lao na sa Maykapal, huwag sanang itulot ng Diyos. Basta huwag tayong bibitiw sa ating Emunah, at laging magtiwala sa Maykapal.

IMPORTANT: Please Download the .pdf file below, as it contains the details concerning the Meditations for the Three Weeks and the Restrictions.

LINK DOWNLOAD: Three_Weeks_Restrictions_Eng

Pagpalain nawa tayo ng Maykapal at gabayan tayo nitong buwan na ito!

With Hashem’s Loving Grace, and sincere gratitute to Sir David Anthony-Curtis.

source: Kabbalah4All.com, Guidelines for the Month of Tammuz & The Thrre Weeks of Negativity
        Kabbalsitic Astrology, by Rav P.S Berg.
        General Guidelines & Goals from Kabbalah Month by Month by Melinda Ribner.
        Kabbalah Centre, Three Weeks Restictions Guidelines

Sino si Amelek? “Ang iyong Makasariling pag-uugali”

5 06 2009

Ang artikulong ito ay galing sa Chabad Lubavitch (www.chabad.org)


I like your modern interpretations of biblical Judaism. But it seems that you pick and choose what commandments are still relevant, and just ignore the primitive ones. For example, the Torah commands the Israelites to wage an eternal war against the nation of Amalek, and to wipe them out totally. If the word of G-d is eternal, why aren’t you armed and dangerous, seeking out Amalekites to kill?


I’ve got news for you — I do seek out Amalekites. Between you and me, I’ve even killed a few. You should try it, it’s not nearly as bad as it sounds. No one gets hurt, and it feels great. But first you have to learn to identify who Amalek really is.

Amalek was an ancient Middle Eastern nation that had an inborn hatred towards Israel. The Amalekites took any opportunity to attack Jews for absolutely no reason. There was no land dispute or provocation that caused this hatred – it was an intrinsic pathological need to destroy G-d’s people. Such hatred cannot be combatted through diplomacy. There was no option to re-educate the Amalekites or review their school curricula. Their hatred was not taught – it was ingrained. As long as an Amalekite walked the earth, no Jew was safe. It was a clear case of kill or be killed. A Jew had to take the command to kill Amalek quite literally – his life depended on it.

In time, the Amalekite nation assimilated into the people around them. Their inborn hatred became diluted as their national identity dissolved, and the command to kill them became impossible to fulfill. This was no accident of fate. The G-d who authored the Torah is also the Author of history. He decided that the time had come that this command should no longer apply in its literal sense. It was time for the Jewish people to move on.

But this doesn’t mean that Amalek has disappeared. Amalek is alive and well today, albeit in a different form. No longer a foreign nation, today’s Amalek is an internal enemy. We each have an Amalekite lurking within our very self. The inner Amalek is unholy cynicism. That little voice inside each of us that derides, belittles and attacks truth and goodness; our irrational tendency to mock people who act morally, to be cynical when we see altruism, to doubt our own or other’s sincerity – these are the modern day Amalekites. They wage a lethal war with our soul. If we let it, cynicism can kill our every attempt to improve ourselves and smother any move towards refining our character and expressing our soul.

There is only one effective response to Amalek’s attacks: Annihilation. Don’t argue back, it won’t work. The power of cynicism is that it is irrational. The most inspiring, uplifting and profound moment of spiritual awakening can be dismissed in an instant by Amalek’s sarcastic taunts. The most logical and sound arguments can be deflected with his quick one-liners — “Get real!”, “Who ya kidding?” or “Hey, you think you’re so holy-moly?” There is no answer to such cheap pot-shots. You can’t fight cynicism with reason. Just wipe it out. No dialogue. No compromise. Erase it from the face of your soul.

Next time your cynical Amalekite raises his ugly head, stomp on it. Beat him at his own game: Do good things for no good reason. Be kind without an explanation. Love your fellow irrationally. Become the hero of your own inner battle, and free your captured soul–kill an Amalekite today.