February 16, 2009

Hidden Books

Filed under: deep reflections — Reb Moshe @ 2:53 am

There are many hidden books in Kabbalah that are purposely keep more secretive. For instance, the Kabbalah book teaching the art of Kamaya has a warning in the front of it. “Dear bookstores, please only sell this book to few people and do not publicize it.” I would venture to say that 99.9% of people learning Kabbalah do not know of these books and it would be extremely difficult for them to not only search them down but to even find someone who knows about them to ask. In one such sefer that I own, it teaches the secrets of Kefitzas Haderech, making the road you travel on shorter in distance. It teaches exactly the methods to the last ingredient how to make supernatural events transpire like the splitting of a lake. It teaches secrets of life and the exact methods Elisha the Prophet used to make a child breath again who had just died. There are hidden names that Moshe carried on him, Aharon and even Avraham Avienu. My favorite is that which was carried by Rabbi Akiva when he gave up his life when the Romans wanted him to convert. The generation is not ready for such books to be found by the multitudes. Hey, I can’t even find Aryeh Kaplan audio tapes and I have been searching them down for 10 years! There is enough in even one Aryeh Kaplan book to last most Kabbalistic enthusiasts a lifetime and even this one should debate internally for months before learning.
With this post, I just wanted to milk your curiosity and allow you to wonder how great is the mystical aspects of the Torah that who can comprehend them! Also to share with you that there is much more known to the holy select few Tzaddikim that you can even imagine. Everything is know in each generation by someone. This is the greatness of Oral Torah!


  1. Hi, i have a couple of classes by Reb Kaplan, if you want them their yours. you can contact me

    Comment by ely — February 16, 2009 @ 10:54 am

  2. speaking of which, even not-supremely-rare books, do you know of any place to find a copy of Mishnat Hasidim of Rav Imanuel Hai Reiki? I’ve been using a copy I found in my father in law’s library, but i feel bad every time i turn a page for fear i’m doing damage to a relic rather than purchasing my own copy which i wouldn’t have to feel guilty about..

    shavuah tov! thanks for all the blogging.. 🙂

    Comment by yitz.. — February 16, 2009 @ 6:42 pm

  3. Yes send it to me and I will put it up on the website for everyone if it is Hashem’s will to do so. I am wondering if I might have called you before in my searches.

    Comment by Reb Moshe — February 16, 2009 @ 7:17 pm

  4. Yitz, your in Jer area, I will tell you where to go.

    Comment by Reb Moshe — February 16, 2009 @ 7:18 pm

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