Yarona Pinhas was born in Asmara, Eritrea. Her family is originally from Aden. She obtained a degree in Linguistics and Art History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In the early 90s she moved to Italy for further studies of Jewish Sacred Art and at the same time taught Hebrew at the Oriental Institute of Naples.
In these years the basis of Yarona Pinhas’ research and study took form : the rediscovery of the meaning and value of the feminine in the texts of the Jewish Tradition.
In Rome she extended her activities into lectures and courses of Modern Hebrew language, Jewish art, Jewish mysticism and biblical exegesis.
She is the creator of the Gal Method, a spiritual journey to the inner self (see further).
Yarona Pinhas has released three books so far, each of them representing a breakthrough in the search for hidden meanings and values written in previous Hebrew tradition.
The adaptation of her lecture on “Voices of Silence: The Thirteen Lost Daughters of Jacob”, held at the Jewish Cultural Centre “Pitigliani” in Rome in 2000 became the core of her first book “The Veiled Wisdom – The Feminine in the Torah “(La Giuntina, 2004).
The book deals with an original and innovative conceptual approach to the issue of women’s spirituality in the Jewish world, convening on an equal footing the internal-veiled spiritual value of the feminine and the revealed-external spirituality of the masculine.
In 2004 she was one of the speakers at the International Forum over “Food security and water scarcity in the Middle East.” Her taste for writing led her to develop her speech given on that occasion into a book – so was born her second book “The Sealed Wave: Water, Life and Speech” (La Giuntina, 2008).
In this work she describes the relationship between the process of communication and knowledge and the world of water in all its forms and manifestations, in its degradation and its redemption. The polluted water is equivalent to false speech, drought refers to ignorance while crystal clear and abundant waters are a symbol of clear and wise communication. Just note how often water is included in expressions that relate to communication and knowledge: “a sea of words”, “back to the sources”, “smooth speech”, “draws on a wealth of knowledge,” “a flood of words “, as well as” a dry speech” and so on.
In 2011, Yarona Pinhas released her third book “Pereq Shira: The Chapter of Song”, published by Solomon & C. Belforte Livorno, 2011.
This book is a translation and personal commentary by the author of one of the most ancient texts of Jewish tradition, which was almost lost and only recently rediscovered by the major Jewish spiritual guides in Israel. The text is also known as Shirat Habria, “Song of Creation.” The contemplation of nature and listening to its voice go well beyond the frequencies perceived by humanity. We are constantly driven to find the human, moral, ethical and spiritual resources to positively deal with emergencies that arise from coexistence and the need for understanding. Not only in terms of tolerance, but also respect between man and man and even more towards nature. The spiritual Masters in the land of Israel value this text at the same level as the Psalms and recite its verses for the attainment of an age of peace on this Earth.
The three books follow the tracks of the beautiful Song of Songs, which has fascinated the author for such a long time: “An enclosed garden/is my sister, my beloved,/a hidden well, a sealed spring” (4:12).
“The Veiled Wisdom – The Feminine in the Torah” opens the access to the “enclosed garden” mentioned in the “Song of Songs,” which alludes to the condition of the female world enclosed in silence. “The Sealed Wave: Water, Life and Speech” is “the wave of knowledge”, a metaphor for the “Beloved” mentioned in the Song of Songs. The book opens the seal along a path that leads to the love of knowledge and awareness. “Pereq Shira: The Chapter of Song”, despite being a Song and the expression of feelings through the verses recited and the discovery of the essential values, embodies the mystery of the original knowledge, which remains a “sealed source”.
The Gal Method
The contemporary lifestyle that enhances the image and the ego is the motive of a life characterized by incessant daily tension that puts a strain on health and the joy of living.
The Gal Method (Gal means Wave in Hebrew) is a path based on Wisdom, Patience and Acceptance to enjoy the discovery of you, to give new light to its beauty and a fresh vitality understood as harmony, transparency and truth. It ‘a path inspired by Wisdom, Word and Water, a renewal and regeneration, to regain balance and live consciously with the changes in the evolutionary process. Water and Word are the matrix of the universe and source of life between nature and science, creation and the Torah, the teaching that reports to the original word.
Gal is the wave that runs between tradition and modern life, an uninterrupted flow defining our identity, tapping into a wealth of knowledge and past experiences to give meaning to the present and hope for the future. It is a rich source of valuable insights and tools to help you recognize the gratitude and blessing at any time for a positive approach to life. It is an integrated system of knowledge that dates back to the Principle of One.
The Gal Method aims to understand the laws that govern the universe, material and spiritual: the macrocosm and the microcosm, the masculine and the feminine, the visible and the invisible, matter and soul until you reach the love, which unites them all. It is a guide to hear, feel, choose your mission along the path of experiencing life, day after day, the joy of knowledge that makes you free.
The Gal Method is the recovery of an ancient method of study adopted by our ancestors that, starting from the reading of the biblical text, considered alongside it the texts of the Oral Torah: The Talmud, the Midrash, the Haggadah, and the Zohar, and integrated the content together, as indicated by the word Kabbalah, which in addition to mean “receive” and “accept” also means “parallel”. This is the reading of the “feminine” side of the Holy Scriptures, a broad knowledge that leads us to the essence of the soul.
The Torah is called “Water of Life.” The life-giving waters and the words are the essence of the soul. Reflections on the Words of Creation are the mirror that reflects on our person. The phrases, words and letters of the Hebrew language are channels of creative consciousness, the guides in the spiritual realm by means of resonance that occur in matter and form the basis for an inner transformation.
Every speech is an experience of pure energy. It is an energy enrichment, a purifying bath in the waters of intense mystical transparency and luminosity, which gives serenity and hope. The Gal Method translates this into understandable and modern language, based on Jewish mysticism, the beautiful and feminine component of the hidden dimensions in the Torah. It is a clear and gradual voyage by which we arrive at the foundation of knowledge, a search path of awareness, which brings joy and harmony.
The Method helps man to make the transition from ego to Self, to see himself as a unique and individual piece of a system that needs our integrity to work best. Immersing yourself in the Gal Method is living your life on the crest of the wave, GAL, which opens our eyes, teaching us to read the scroll of the events that follow one another with awareness.
The Gal Method has its origins in the study and teaching of Jewish mysticism by Yarona Pinhas for more than fifteen years. Through teaching Yarona learned that the knowledge transmitted influences the lives of those who receive it and she looked at the impact that the transmission of this knowledge has had on the lives of her students and their experience with others. The application of the knowledge is aimed at practical life and everyday gestures.
From feminine to femininity there is a short step: the ultimate feminine ornament is jewellery.
Yarona Pinhas has worked for years in the Documentation Center of Jewish Art at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where she studied ancient and modern objects of Jewish worship and manuscripts, at synagogues and private collections in Israel and worldwide. This period has been an inspiration for Yarona who along with a master silversmith created original handmade jewellery inspired by ancient Jewish tradition with the purpose of returning the object to the sacred, reviewing forms and styles.
Contact Yarona at: firstname.lastname@example.org