Jews - why basically does the Kabbalah consider night time to be more suitable for learning the Torah?
my dad said that this was even the reason why Baal Shem Tov used to sleep during the day as a teenager (because he was suppose to study the Lurianic Kabbalah during the night in secret)
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just that there is less happening, therefore more peaceful, less disturbances etc.....
Because daytime is for farming, hauling, herding and selling.
The reason probably goes back to traditions surrounding Shavuot. As you probably know, this holiday commemorates the giving of the Torah at Mt. Sinai and Moses' own night vigil while he was receiving the Torah. As the sun sets on Shavuot, then, Kabbalistic tradition is that this is the time when we have the opportunity to recreate the conditions like those which existed when G-d gave us the Torah. The Zohar describes this in near orgasmic terms as the consummation of a holy wedding joining the masculine and feminine aspects of G-d (Tiferet and Malkhut). Thus, one prepares for the actual day of Shavuot by intense study of the Torah at night.
From this, I think, arose the custom to always study Kabbalah at night; even today, Shavuot is celebrated by all-night Torah study in many communities, mine included.
PERHAPS BECAUSE GOD DWELLS IN DARKNESS.
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BAAL SHEM TOV
GOD LIVES IN DARKNESS.
First Samuel 22: “He made darkness pavilions round about Him, dark waters and thick clouds of the sky.” Psalm 18 “He made darkness his secret place ( BIBLE)
On Mount Sinai, Moses (Ex. 20:21) "drew near unto the thick
darkness where God was." This was the "thick cloud upon the
mount" in which Jehovah was when he spake unto Moses there. The
Lord dwelt in the cloud upon the mercy-seat (1 Kings 8:12), the
cloud of glory. When the psalmist (Ps. 97:2) describes the
inscrutable nature of God's workings among the sons of men, he
says, "Clouds and darkness are round about him." God dwells in
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The day most people are working and hence are distracted.
The night one has the time where one can concentrate uninterrupted and focus on the study.
And in regards to the study of Kabbalah, it should only be done once he has learnt all the revealed Torah very well, and has a well-versed teacher to lead him the way into the world of Kabbalah.
That being said, we still use snipets of Kabbalah in our day-to-day learning, such as the Tanya.
1. It has nothing to do with Jews... Its about Kabbalah which is for everyone (really, everyone)..
2. It is a custom. Since kabbalists always work, raise families and all. They had to find a time that will not interrupt them with the day to day required activities.
In Bnei Baruch center (in Israel) there is a daily kabbalah lesson at 3-6am - those lessons are transmitted to groups and individuals around the globe. People are connecting to those lessons (that are translated to may languages simultaneously) at their local time, which may be evening mid day etc.
The time is not important, the intention during the study is...
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