About Daat Elyon

Daat Elyon is an online center for the study of spiritual wisdom and the practice of contemplative techniques. Daat Elyon is a community of spiritual seekers connected by seminars (webinars), weekly teachings and online interaction. Read more…

Rabbi Yoel Glick

Rabbi Yoel Glick is a teacher of Jewish meditation and spiritual wisdom who has been teaching and guiding seekers on the path for over twenty years. He has taught in the U.S., Canada, Israel, Asia and Europe to audiences of all denominations.

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Weekly Teachings

The weekly teachings guide the readers in using the wisdom and rituals of Judaism as a spiritual path that leads to God knowledge. The teachings are both solidly anchored in the Jewish tradition and fully universal in their vision.

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Online Seminars

Join us for a unique series of seminars that offer a profound and expansive understanding of the nature and workings of the spiritual realm.The seminars combine the study of spiritual wisdom with the practice of meditation.

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Books

In his ground-breaking books, Rabbi Yoel lays out a path for seekers to the higher knowledge of daat elyon. His unique approach incorporates teaching from the Rabbis, Hasidic Masters and the Kabbalah with wisdom from the mystical traditions of other faiths.

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Thought of the Day

Pesach is the holyday when we are liberated from all enslavements of body, mind and heart.

Weekly Teachings

Every Friday a teaching is posted on the site as a subject for study and contemplation during the coming week. Here are the three most recent teachings. To find additional teachings visit the Weekly Teaching Archive.

Freedom

“Our soul is escaped like a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped. Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.” – Psalm 124:7-8

“I felt that my soul was beating against my ribs like a bird beating against the bars of a cage, trying to get free.” – Swami Ashokananda[ [1]

Freedom lies at the heart of all of existence: the desire to break out of our limitations, to be released from all bondages of body, heart and mind. This great energy of freedom is awoken on the holyday of Pesach (Passover). By drawing on the tremendous power of the energy of freedom, we can break free of all of our slaveries.

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  1. Sister Gargi, A Heart Poured Out, p. 20

The Passover Seder: Night of Grace

“I sleep, but my heart wakes: hark, my beloved is knocking, saying, Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my pure one: for my head is filled with dew, and my locks with the drops of the night.” – Song of Songs 5:2

There are certain times of year when God shows His/Her love for Israel. The Hasidic Master, Levi Yitzhak of Berditchev, believes that the greatest among these is Pesach (Passover). This is why Shir Hashirim, the Song of Songs, is read on Pesach: it is a symbol of the great emanation of love that pours forth upon the people of Israel on this night. Read more…

The Power of Speech

Psalm 33:6 declares: “By the Word of God the heavens were made, and by the breath of His mouth all of their hosts.”

Sound is energy. Divine speech is the outpouring of creative energy – energy with a specific plan and purpose. Read more…