In the 1200s Spanish Jewry faced great challenges within the community including Murder, Immorality & Defection.
This was exacerbated by dangerous teachings within Kabbalah which had to be rooted out by the Rashba and banned.
But 700 years later a pathway was found to Redemption. 



00:00 Challenges of 13th-Century Spain: Tensions, Wealth, and Power

03:06 Controversies in Jewish Scholarship: Philosophy and Kabbalah

08:20 Internal Conflicts and Legal Authority

15:03 Religious Challenges and the Ban on Philosophy

26:50 The Legacy of Rabbi Avraham Abulafia

48:26 Kabbalistic Techniques and Mathematics