Perek Shira

“A person who recites Perek Shira and is able to have in mind all of the creatures alluded to in it and recites those songs causes divine effulgence to rest upon all of those created beings.”

-The Arizal (Rabbi Isaac Luria, 1534-1572)

(Kovez B’Kabalat Ha Ari, quoted in Zvi Mark, Mysticism and Madness: The Religious Thought of Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav)

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Author: Matthew Zachary Gindin

Freelance journalist and teacher. I write regularly for the Forward, All That In Interesting, and the Jewish Independent, and have been published in Religion Dispatches, Situate Magazine, Elephant Journal, and elsewhere.

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