About Reb Yakov Leib HaKohain (L.G. Corey)

Reb Yakov Leib HaKohain (the poet, L. G. Corey) was born in 1934 into a family of Turkish Sephardim on his mother’s side, and Romanian Kohanim on his father’s. For over 40 years his poems and other writings have appeared in such magazines as The Beloit Poetry Journal, Evergreen Review, Choice: A Quarterly Anthology of Poetry (edited by the poet, John Logan), Midstream, Dor L’Dor: Journal of the World Jewish Bible Association of Jerusalem, The Newsletter of the Orthodox Jewish Teachers Association of New York, The Critic: A Journal of Contemporary Catholic Culture, Journal of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, and the Jungian anthology, Modern Jew In Search of a Soul (edited by the author and Jungian scholar, J. Marvin Spiegelman) in which he contributed the chapter, “Kabbalah and the Interpretation of Dreams.”

Some readers may know L. G. Corey best by his Hebrew name, Yakov Leib HaKohain (”YaLHaK”), under which he is the founder and spiritual leader of Donmeh West: A Virtual Community for the Study and Practice of Neo-Sabbatian Kabbalah (www.donmeh-west.com), in which capacity the Israeli newspaper, Ma’ariv, has called him “the successor to Sabbatai Zevi,” and the noted Sabbatian scholar, Prof. Avraham Elqayam of Bar Ilan University, has called him “the modern-day Jacob Frank.”

Reb Yakov Leib HaKohain lives with his two pit bulls and four cats in — and broadcasts his live weekly classes on Neo-Sabbatian Kabbalah from — a remote mountain village, 7500 feet up in the San Bernadino Mountains of Southern California. He can be reached by email at  sunnas71416@mypacks.net .

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