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The holy wine

The holy wine

Local stories of Tzfat, Israel

We visited the last wine shop: Yashfe. One foot in the entry, impacted our being. Medieval buildings. Exquisite!

The owner came soon. He was a man with a white beard. Wisdom could be seen from his eyes. He quickly began his story…

— I’ll give you my wines to taste. You are going to be surprised. You will think that what you are experiencing is not real. You will leave without words because of the flavors that will last for eternity.

And his first words had provoked curiosity. He continued…

— The wine is a most wonderful creation… but many people fear it because it creates confusion, it often hurts, causes allergies, acidity, can even kill… only because companies have put POISON in it… But not our wine! This is made in a special land. It is pure, holy, it’s healthy. It’s wine that connects and does not kill. No poison.

So he continued his story until we tasted… but the Dambar! Oh the Dambar! It was delicious… but it really took us to another level…

— Its name is composed of two words in Hebrew: dam means blood and bar in Aramaic means son… That means son of blood, or rather, adam (the creation of God as man). This wine is definitely special. What do you feel?

— More spiritual. More connection with God. It’s something, something. Surprising.

We couldn´t continue speaking. Our tears came to enjoy the time with us. It was no joke.

— Exactly. It is a spiritual wine and we prepare it in its own vessel. A complete and pure vessel. People say that the Messiah will also pass through here and will take this wine. In fact everything is being fulfilled. People are returning to God and vineyards in Israel are changing. It is producing a holy wine that is flowing throughout the world. No need to say anything more, I can clearly see your feelings. That’s the world of Atzilut: full consciousness of divine origin. It passes from concealment to revelation. Eternal rectification and perfection. And it’s true. We still carry the taste of wine in our throats. Reign! Close!

Author: Christy
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We’re going for it!

We're going for it!

Local stories of Tzfat, Israel

Good deeds (mitzvot: מצוות in Hebrew) connect us with the Creator… One example is writing… With it we reveal the soul.

Life should be like this, completely internal. This lifestyle encourages us to take risks because passion is linked to the divine will.

There is no logic. We must only enlarge the heart. Love! Goodness!

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Connecting in the cave

Connecting in the cave

Local stories of Tzfat, Israel

We met a young woman named Rachel. Her face and expression were full of light.

She took us for a walk, to have a meeting with the Creator.

We go up and up, enjoying the scenery. We breathe the air like home, so alive.

Citadel, that’s how Tzfat is called… Is the stage for the real magic. Everything communicates, everything has allegory.

After waking up our eyes painted with words, we come down, down and down by the same path.

We went into a cave, but it was already very dark. There with the echo of our breathing we raise our love.

Rachel began singing in Hebrew. A voice of that makes our silence be transported with letters to the citadel.

Rachel used a spotlight. On one side was the flag of the Messiah and on the other side was a crown with the name of the Messiah in Hebrew (משיח)… Beside the Crown, it said: ESTHER…

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Storytelling from the soul

Storytelling from the soul

Local stories of Tzfat, Israel

Change of scene. Four souls were sitting at a table with another Rabbi.

We had coffee in our hands and we were surrounded by stone walls. It was a cozy corner, something like a cellar.

— Let’s start. Imagine you are walking through a forest and encounter an unknown and mysterious person… You have many doubts. What is the most important thing you would ask? That which is in the depths of your hearts…

— We want to know more about the Book of Splendor (Zohar).

That’s how the Rabbi began to tell a lot. A complete expert in storytelling.

There were many topics on the table and we were captivated by the grandeur of a Creator, for whom it is not enough to use the most sophisticated adjective to describe his power.

Tzfat, a cradle of artists. Passionate people who connect with the spiritual in a transcendental form.

We listened to his words. That reality we thought was real… was disappearing… This is the Zohar. Very complex to explain or understand… Just feel… that all vibrates… Perfection.

— I suppose you have more questions?

— Yes! What is the relationship between Esther, the Zohar and Bereshit (Genesis)?

— I don’t have time. If you want to know more, you should come tomorrow.

— We will do it. We need to know more about it.

By the way, the chairs we were sitting on said: Keter (Crown in Hebrew).

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Looking for answers

Looking for answers

Local stories of Tzfat, Israel

— We have to talk to the Rabbi who was recommended by the wine owner.

— Yes of course! Let’s go.

We sent a message. Unanswered. We continue to pursue the dream… We walked to the center of studies. We call it before entering.

— I’ve been busy so I did not answer. Where are you?

— Here in the study center.

He hung up immediately. He left the office and…

— Excuse me. It was crazy. He continues. How about 4:00 pm?

— We will be back.

Time passed… We came back… We spoke… No news, just a little resistance (at least that’s how we feel it).

Explanations, explanations, but zero answers.

— Did I answer your questions?

— Mmmm!, actually we already knew this, but okay, thanks.

— Now I leave you to talk with another Rabbi. He does have answers. I can just say this.

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Wine experience: Part I

Wine Experience: Part I

Local stories of Tzfat, Israel

Don´t forget to visit the three local wine shops!, a person wrote to our email yesterday.

We won´t! Of course!, we answered.

Today, walking we forgot the message. We walked aimlessly, seeing something calling for our attention…

Funny! Precisely we went to the correct path. Unknowingly and guided by some invisible hand, we arrived to the birthplace of wine.

At our first stop we spoke with the owner of Tzfat Winery. As we tasted its wine, we asked questions…

— What do you know about the book of splendor (Zohar)?

— It is very deep. I cannot tell. There are many layers. Soul connections. What I know is that man studies its secrets. Man represents the sun, i.e., light. The woman represents the moon and receive the light of the man. So, that’s how secrets come out.

— And what do you know about the Messiah’s coming?

— He is here! In Tzfat… But I cannot say more. Better talk to the Rabbi (he gave us a phone number). He knows. Tell him that I recommended to you.

— Thank you, very special.

— With pleasure. Enjoy gently. You are very fortunate to be in this place at this time. See, look, walk and feel.

Author: Christy
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