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

By contemplating daily on the nature of life, and by reflecting regularly upon the purpose of our existence, the truth that lies at the core of our being will slowly become a living spirit in our hearts and minds.

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.

Double Consolation

There is a famous Zen parable that tells the story of a rich man’s son who was lost or kidnapped. In the parable, the rich man searches for his son everywhere, but to no avail. Years pass, until one day a beggar comes to the rich man’s house looking for alms. The beggar is fed and turns to leave, but as he is going out of the compound gate, the rich man looks out his upstairs window and recognizes the beggar as his long lost son.  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…

The Path of Great Compassion

When the Hasidic Master, Yitzhak of Vorki passed away, his son was broken- hearted. He acutely felt the loss of his father and prayed for a sign from him.

After a few weeks had gone by without any sign in word or dream, Rebbe Yitzhak’s son went to see his father’s close friend and fellow Hasid, the Kotsker Rebbe. Rebbe Yitzhak’s son explained his plight to the Kotsker, and then asked him if he had received any word of his father, since Rebbe Yitzhak had left the world.

The Kotsker Rebbe replied:

“No, your father has not come to me, but I think it is time that I went to him.” Read more…