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P.O. Box 628
Tellico Plains, TN. 37385

Ariel Bar Tzadok, Director, Rabbi

  Religion is more about man than it is about God, and that is the way God wants it to be. 

In-Depth "Biblical-Torah Kabbalah" & "Prophetic" Meditation

The KosherTorah School offers in-depth classes and courses in the following fields:
Bible: Original Semitic/Oriental Studies
Judaism: Old School, Eastern/Oriental Authentic Torah
Kabbalah: Prophetic/Merkava/Angelic/Ascent Traditions
Meditation: Practical, Hands-On, Experiential


About Ariel Bar Tzadok and the KosherTorah School

Rabbi Ariel proudly welcomes to the KosherTorah School all peoples, of all backgrounds,
who wish to learn about the authentic, and original Biblical world outlook.

* KosherTorah is not just about the Bible.
* KosherTorah is not just about Judaism. 
* KosherTorah is not just about religion.
* KosherTorah is not just about God.

* KosherTorah is about us!
* KosherTorah is about building bridges!
* KosherTorah is about becoming a more decent human being!
* KosherTorah is about common sense, simple living, righteous behavior, and liberty and respect for all.

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Born and raised on Long Island, New York, Ariel Bar Tzadok traveled abroad to Israel in 1979.  While there, he studied in some of the finest Sephardic yeshivot in Jerusalem, including Porat Yosef (Old City).

While studying in Kollel Hekhal Pinhas in Jerusalem, R Ariel was blessed to become the private student of the renowned kabbalist, Rebbe Meir Levi, obm, the foremost student of the leading kabbalist of Jerusalem, Rabbi Mordechai Sharabi obm.

In June 1983, Rabbi Ariel received his Rabbinic ordination (Haredi/Orthodox) from Rabbi Ya'akov Peretz, Rosh Yeshiva (Dean) of Kollel Hekhal Pinhas, and Rosh Yeshiva (Dean) of Beit Midrash Sephardi in the Old City of Jerusalem. To this day, R Ariel maintains a good relationship with his Rabbi of over 30 years.

Upon returning to the United States, R Ariel augmented his religious education with studies in Jungian psychology at the Jungian Center in New York.  Rabbi Ariel also expanded his education to include the other religions of the world, esoteric studies and practices, philosophies and psychological systems.  R Ariel also explored the teachings of many occult systems and cults. 

After developing a working understanding of the realistic parameters of human consciousness, and how it touches both seen and unseen worlds, R Ariel began his career in Rabbinic/Life Coach pastoral counseling.

R Ariel is also a life long practitioner of Chinese (nanchuan) martial arts.  Presently, he practices a uniquely designed kabbalistic form of Qigong (Pillar of Fire).   R. Ariel also places emphasis on the importance of weight lifting (traditional gym work), and weight/diet management Following in the philosophy of the great Sage, and physician, Maimonides,

R Ariel believes that it is a foundation of all religious and spiritual life
to have a healthy body, to house a healthy mind and soul, in order to properly serve Heaven.

After teaching privately for many years, R Ariel officially established Yeshivat Benei Nviim in 1992 to address the growing concerns of spiritual misguidance and misinformation that is pervasive in the Jewish community at large. Following in the footsteps of the great Sephardic Sages of the previous century, R Ariel began to use the teachings of Kabbalah, as a means to draw questioning souls back to a Torah way of life.  

Authentic Kabbalah is not a path of mystical philosophy, superstitious nonsense, or semi-occultic beliefs.  Authentic "Biblical" Kabbalah is simply the teachings of the Biblical prophets.  Their message has always been to draw souls back to a natural and simple way of life, as God has meant life to be.  The Biblical Prophets taught a meditative system which enables the practitioners to recognize and see the spiritual realities underlying everything in our physical world.   It is this instruction that R Ariel places in all that he teaches. 

R Ariel publicly speaks out publicly to set the record straight by providing accurate and correct information about what is authentic, and what is not, authentic Kabbalah and Biblical spiritual practices.  R Ariel holds to the policy to critique ideas, beliefs and practices only, while never mentioning individuals or groups by name.

This is why our School is named "KosherTorah," to serve as a source for practical and realistic Biblical teachings, that strip away the hype and cultish garments of so much today that passes itself off as authentic Biblical/Torah Judaism.

Over the many years, while staying faithful and true to his Orthodox Torah origins, R Ariel has expanded the KosherTorah School to meet the needs of an ever widening audience.

It is the KosherTorah School policy
not to tolerate any distinctions or prejudices based on race, religion, ethnicity, skin color, sex,
or any such unbecoming classes of division or exclusion. 

R Ariel firmly holds by the motto, "united we stand, divided we fall."  All are welcome to study at the KosherTorah School.

R Ariel also does not shy away from commenting on relevant issues of social, political and spiritual importance that he believes are appropriate and necessary for Rabbis to address.

One of R Ariel's areas of expertise is in the study of Eschatology (End Times) Studies.  He has written prolifically on this topic, incorporating classical apocalyptic material, with psychological insights.  He has also written a commentary to the Biblical Book of Daniel.

R Ariel is also the author of Walking in the Fire, a large compendium of Prophetic Torah meditative practices, including translations of ancient materials not available elsewhere in English.

R Ariel is also a novelist.  He is the author of The Book of the Angel Ariel, an Imaginative Spiritual Diary.

Over the years, R Ariel has been featured in numerous newspaper articles, radio talk shows and television interviews. He has spoken for university groups and lectures around the country.

He was also a guest on:
* NBC-TV's national prime-time series "Ancient Prophecies,"
* FOX-TV's "Millennium Prophecies," and other special programs aired on the * HISTORY CHANNEL, aside from
* History Channel's Ancient Aliens, Season #6

He presently hosts on-line classes and an open forum, internet radio style program.

In 2011, R Ariel fulfilled his life-long dream to move out of the congested urban areas and relocated to the Great Smoky Mountains in rural Eastern Tennessee.  Following in the footsteps of the ancients, he chose to be close to nature in order to draw closer to God. 


In Honor and Memory of my Teachers

My Rabbi and my Teacher
Rabbi Ya'aqob Peretz, Shlita
Rosh Yeshiva, Kollel Heichal Pinhas
Rosh Yeshiva, Beit Midrash Sephardi

Rav Peretz inspires honesty and integrity in all his students.
I am honored to be counted as one of them...
His integrity is the inspiration for the KosherTorah School
You will hear his words through mine...


Please note, the above documents are historical authentications
of my relationship with Rabbis Peretz and Levi. 
Unlike false reports on the internet,
neither of these is (or claims to be) my diploma of ordination.

My Rabbi, my Teacher and my Friend
Rabbi Meir Levi, obm

One of the leading students of the head Kabbalist of Jerusalem
Rabbi Mordekhai Sharabi, obm.
We learned together privately, one on one, in the Heichal Pinchas kollel.
If there is any wisdom that I have gained in studying the Kabbalah;
it is due to Rebbe Meir obm.

May his memory be a blessing for us all.

The Works of Ariel Bar Tzadok
(C) 1993 - 2015 by Ariel Bar Tzadok. All rights reserved.