Yedidah Cohen studied the work of Rabbi Yehudah Lev Ashlag (known as the Baal haSulam after his commentary on the Zohar ) with her late husband Mark in their hometown of Safed, Israel. She and her husband learnt from a student of this great Kabbalist’s son, Rabbi Baruch Ashlag. Yedidah and her husband wrote the book “In the Shadow of the Ladder”, which has at its core, translations into English of two key Introduction’s that Rabbi Ashlag wrote in order to explain the principle ideas of the Zohar and to the Tree of Life, (the Etz Chaim) of the Ari.
Seeing a tremendous thirst for Kabbalah Yedidah and her husband felt it important to try to approach the Kabbalah from an authentic position as possible whilst still remaining approachable to the interested reader. This primarily means allowing Rabbi Ashlag to speak for himself without any mediator. Of course on the audio talks this is impossible, but Yedidah tries to be an honest channel. The purpose of the audio talks is to allow an audience to get a taste of how Kabbalah can help us in our lives and to see how learning a text of wisdom opens up new vistas. Yedidah hopes that the audio talks will give people the incentive to look more deeply into the Kabbalah . She invites all to vist her website at www.nehorapress.com and explore the books so far available.