This weekly Torah project and book series began on the Yartzeit (yearly memorial) of my ex wife’s mother’s passing, and it’s inspired by both her (Yehudis Chava bat Yakov Dov) and my mother (Frida Levona bat Shalom), who passed the same year. When I think of these women, I think of tzedaka and chesed, words that are hard to translate because they capture the real depths of words like ‘generous’, ‘giving’, ‘loving’, and ‘kindness’. These two women embodied and exemplified these qualities to an angelic degree: so full of life, love, warmth, and light, at every turn, every single moment. Being around them inspired me to be more loving, more giving, more full of a zest for each moment in life.
My goal with this ongoing project is to spread that inspiration and Light that I received and still receive from them. Using each week’s Torah portion, delving deep into the text, the commentaries, and the Kabbalah connected to it, I’ll share insights that bring that inspiration and Light to life for me, and will hopefully do the same for you.
As DJ Shadow sampled on his seminal record, Entroducing, “It’s not me that’s coming through– the music’s coming through me”. With that said, I do not take any recognition for any part of the material except the writing style. The recognition is meant for the Holy One, Blessed Be He, and the Giants of Torah that reveal the the Light of Infinite in a way that only they can. So, I would like to give thanks to some of the Chassidic Masters and Rabbis that I draw the most inspiration from, whose wisdom I’m attempting to bring down and make accessible. These include Reb Nachman & Reb Nosson Mi’Breslov, The Arizal, The Ba’al Shem Tov, R’Menachem Mendel Schneerson (the Rebbe), Carlebach, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, Abraham Joshua Heschel, and so many others.
I hope that these words inspire you to delve deeper into the Torah and kabbalisitc texts, and, as Chaim Vital says, “One can go deeper and deeper, as far as the human mind can delve, and it will always yield new treasures.”
Light of Infinite is an upcoming book series where I act as your spiritual DJ, curating insights into the weekly Torah portion and the infinite light of Kabbalah. The sefer (book) will include newly edited, and in some cases, expanded text on the weekly parashah. There will also be a section on key concepts of Kabbalah as well as a section that includes stories and info on some of my favorite Rebbe’s.
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Based out of the stereophonic heart of Los Angeles, Erez Safar, award winning producer, is an LA-based creative machine and gallerist producing video, music and art that pops in a world where popular styles have been left in a state of static.
Safar is also the Founder/CEO of Bancs Media, an award winning production & Marketing company, along with Highku, digital marketing in the Cannabis space, Slay Sonics, a powerhouse indie resource and music marketing platform, The Elemental Life, and Guru and You, a telemedicine treatment platform, and the co-founder of Gallery 38, a creative art space and art gallery in Los Angeles.
Safar has also just launched a new project, titled Don’t Block Your Blessings, to honor his mom’s memory, the goal is to collect and present an online living library of stories, performances, light and love to a world in need of healing. As a part of this project, Safar speaks weekly on Clubhouse and has launched a first of its kind live-stream festival featuring musicians, artists, and some of the most innovative minds in self-growth and healing.
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