137: The Riddle of Creation

137: The Riddle of Creation

by Yitzchak Ginsburgh


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Nature and science have served as a source of parables to explain profound spiritual insights throughout Jewish history. The general teaching of the Chassidic Movement, founded by the Ba’al Shem Tov, is that every Divine concept has a parallel manifestation in the physical world, and also a spiritual parallel in the psychological realm. This teaching is emphasized in Chabad Chassidut. A true parable reveals the essential union between different strata of life.

The Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, left us his legacy to unite "chaotic lights" with "rectified vessels." In 137: The Riddle of Creation, Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh reveals how integrating the chaotic lights of the primordial Torah in the stable vessels of modern science is an integral part of this messianic mission.

The language common to both realms is numbers. The key to revealing the numerical language of the Torah is hidden in its deepest mysteries, the mysteries of Kabbalah. Kabbalah provides the fitting parables to achieve this goal.

Using Kabbalah and its numerical value of 137 as a "coupling constant" between Torah and science, Rabbi Ginsburgh delves into the cutting-edge theories of modern physics, such as complementarity, uncertainty, the expanding universe, entanglement and CPT symmetry to reveal their Kabbalistic significance. Exploring elements of the standard model of physics through the prism of the Torah reveals a complete spectrum of insights into both realms – and even suggests new avenues for scientific investigation.

What place does the observer occupy from a Kabbalistic perspective and what is the source of uncertainty in the psyche? How does 137 determine human lifespan and couple the body with the soul to give life? How does this relate to the role of women in society, the power of communication and the power of music?

The answers to these questions are revealed in the pages of this book. They serve as catalysts for the final union of Torah and science.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789655320428
Publisher: Gal Einai Institute
Publication date: 11/09/2018
Series: Torah and Science Series
Pages: 414
Sales rank: 1,044,545
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.94(d)

About the Author

Harav Yitzchak Ginsburgh is one of our generation's foremost expositors of Kabbalah and Chassidut and is the author of over 100 books in Hebrew, English, French, Russian, and Spanish. The interface between Torah and science is one of the areas in which he is known for his breakthrough work, forging a path in revolutionizing the way we think about the relationship between Judaism and modern science. He is also the founder and dean of the Ba'al Shem Tov School of Jewish Psychology, and his unique approach to mathematics in Torah is now the basis of a new math curriculum for Jewish schools.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Kabbalah and Creation

Chapter 2: Complementarity and Uncertainty

Chapter 3: Maximal Product, Minimal Investment and Moral Purity

Chapter 4: The Origin of Unity

Chapter 5: From Binary Logic to Counter-intuition

Chapter 6: Physics and the Psyche

Chapter 7: 137 and Age

Chapter 8: The Role of Woman

Chapter 9: Communication

Chapter 10: The Expanding Universe

Chapter 11: Marriage

Chapter 12: Love and Fear

Chapter 13: The Time Dimension

Chapter 14: CPT Symmetry

Chapter 15: The Grand Finale

Chapter 16: Conclusion

Appendix A: Psalm 137

Appendix B: 3, 4 and 137

Appendix C: The Story of Job

Appendix D: Gematria, Filling and Substitution Systems



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