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

The spiritual life is not for the faint-hearted or the weak-spirited. It is essential for us to have a great store of courage if we want to know God.

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.

Teshuvah II: The Path of Return

Each day, there is a bat kol, a heavenly voice, which calls out from Mount Sinai:
“Return O faithless children” (Jer. 3:14) – Tractate Hagigah 15A

The Hasidic Master, Yisrael of Kosnitz, teaches that God is calling us daily. Everyone hears this heavenly voice, but each of us hears it in a different manner. Read more…

Teshuvah – Return

Most of us live a fragmented existence. We are pulled in many directions at once. Our days have no clear purpose or direction. Our activities do not reflect who we are or who we want to be. Our time is filled with a hodgepodge of desires and obligations that we have bundled together and called ‘a life’.

In the fifth blessing of the daily petitional prayer, the shemonei esrai, we say, “hashevanu beteshuvah shelaimah lefanechah” – bring us back to You in whole-hearted repentance. This phrase can alternatively be translated as “bring us back and return us to the state of wholeness before You.” In this prayer we are asking God to lift us out of the state of fragmentation that is our lower self and return us to the wholeness that is our true Self, our Divine Self.  Read more…

I am my Beloved’s and my Beloved is Mine

My head is bursting

with the joy of the unknown.

My heart is expanding a thousand fold.

Every cell,

taking wings,

flies about the world.

All seek separately

the many faces of my Beloved.

                                                     Jalaludin Rumi [1]

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Acknowledgements    (↵ returns to text)
  1. Shahram Shiva, Hush Don’t Say Anything to God: Passionate Poems of Rumi, (Jain Publishing)

    from Rumi network  www.rumi.net