What is Kabbalah?

Kabbalah is the name applied to the whole scope of Jewish mysticism. While the relieved parts of the Torah focus on what God wants from us, Kabbalah, which is the secrets of the Torah, penetrates deeper into God’s worlds.

Kabbalah is an ancient paradigm for living. It teaches that all of the branches life – health, relationships, careers,  – emanate from the same the same root. It’s the mechanics of how the universe works. It’s a way of looking at the world that connects one to the kind of permanent fulfillment one seeks.

Learning Kabbalah merges the earthly and the spiritual as one to flood the world with goodness until the promise of the prophet is fulfilled:

“The earth shal be filled with the consciousness of G‑d, just as water covers the ocean floor.”


We started King David Kabbalah because there are so many people who feel empty and aren’t connecting Hashem and to their inner spirituality.

Our mission is to help you connect to the spiritual world that is inside you based on the what we’ve learned from Traditional Jewish Kabbalah as it is taught in the Old City of Jerusalem.

Kabbalistic Meditation

The writings of the Arizal brings down many techniques of meditations. These are called yichudim.  Practicing these techniques brings the divine light to one’s soul.  The shining of the divine light on your soul is the essence of prophecy and Ruach Hakodesh.

Kabbalistic Healing

The source of all life is abundance coming from Hashem, and the source of all illnesses are blockages in the stream of this life force.  Part of the discipline of Kabbalah is researching the holy scripts of Kabbalah in order to find different ways and techniques to be able to remove this blocks in order to bring again the health; spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically to the body and soul.

Who we are

Rabbi Yaakov Avraham Shepherd, 10th generation Israeli, is the Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivat Nefesh Hachayim, and The Head Kabbalist of King David Kabbalah.   He has a unique vision that everyone will know that Hashem is one and his name is one.

Rabbi Shepherd has been teaching at Diaspora Yeshiva for over 15 years, where he has taught Gemara, Chumash, Navi, Shulchan Aruch and more both in English and Hebrew. Many of his classes have been translated into Spanish.

Ten years ago Rabbi Shepherd also began teaching in the Hidra Raba located near the western wall (Kotel Hama’aravi), where he started teaching Kabbalah. Rabbi Shepherd has students around the globe who continue his dream of spreading Torah.

Rabbi Shepherd has received Smicha  (Rabbinic ordination) first from Rabbi Rafael Sadin of Beit ve Gan [former Rabbi of the French community Shivtey Israel Paris Rova 6 ] in Yore Deah, later he also received from Harav Yehuda Derri [ Chief Rabbi of Beer Sheva]. He learned shechita from Rabbi Mori Aramati. Rabbi Shepherd received Smicha of Yore Yore Yadin Yadin, from Harav Hagaon Mordecai Goldstein, Zatzal.

Where we are

We are located at Mount Zion, Jerusalem, Israel

King David’s Tomb, Yeshivas Nefesh HaChaim

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