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 objects of this world will never bring us happiness. Happiness and peace of mind can only be found within.

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.

Hope

…Were it not for my faith that I shall see the Lord’s goodness in the land of the living. Hope in the Lord. Be strong and of good courage, and hope in the Lord. - Psalm 27: 13-14

Hope can be defined as a belief that Goodness will ultimately triumph no matter what setbacks evil has created. It is a faith that love and compassion are more powerful than fear and hatred. Read more…

Consolation

According to the tradition, one of the tragedies that befell the Jewish people on Tisha B’Av was the banishment of the Children of Israel to the desert for forty years. This exile was the outcome of the negative report of the spies and the people’s subsequent lack of faith and narrow vision.

Like the generation of the desert, our generation was also taken out of the abyss and given a new life in the Land of Israel. We face similar challenges to those which confronted that generation. As we watch the promise of peace and “the quiet life” being wrenched once more from our grasp, the words of the spies come back to haunt us: “It is a land that swallows up its inhabitants.” (Numbers 13:32)  Read more…

Tisha B’Av: Destruction and Rebirth

Our lives are filled with joys and sorrows, successes and disappointments, births and deaths, creation and destruction. Most of the time, we busy ourselves with the day- to-day affairs of life. In between, we search for joy and inspiration.  We seek out a few moments in the light.

The Torah states: “and you shall rejoice in your festivals…and you shall be entirely joyous.” (Deut. 16:14-15) The holydays revolve around such moments of joy and celebration. They provide us with a chance to rest in God and be at peace.

Tisha B’Av, the ninth day of the Hebrew month of Av, is a different kind of holyday. Tisha B’Av is the anniversary of the destruction of the two Temples in Jerusalem. On Tisha B’Av, we turn our minds to the pain and suffering in our history. On Tisha B’Av, we seek inspiration by contemplating the darkness in life.

It is not that we become morbid on Tisha B’Av, rather it is a question of removing the carefree veneer that we paint upon reality. On Tisha B’Av we strip away the gloss of pleasant appearances and look at the human condition with open eyes. Read more…