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"Modern science is clearly moving in the direction of the Kabbalah"


According to the kabbalists, there is a completely different relationship in the Divine plan between the world of ideas and the world of action. 
Matter, which forms the substrate of the world of action and identifies with it, is considered to be the deepest expression of authentic existence.
This existence may not necessarily be rational. 
The material world is not an inferior world that has no real existence but rather a closed world with a special shape.
The real opposition is not between rational and irrational, but between empirical and logical. 
These two categories also stand for Hokhmah. and Binah
Modern science is clearly moving in the direction of the Kabbalah. There is a growing tendency to reject the notion that logic determines reality.
In fact, the prime and determinant datum is reality. 
Logic is constructed from this reality afterward. 
Science, like the Kabbalah, tends to consider that the beginning and the end of all things lie in the empirical. 
The empirical is the world of action. This is why the na'ase and the nishma', the "doing" and the "understanding," are tightly connected. 
There are many things that words are unable to express or explain.
Sometimes, an action or a gesture is much more meaningful than language, and experience prevails over rationality.
–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
From The Seven Lights, p. 227, by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz