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Another point mentioned by Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan here: Around three years ago, someone came to me and asked me to translate parts of a manuscript of Rabbi Yitzchok deMin Acco, known as Otzar HaChaim. There is only one complete copy of this manuscript in the world, and this is in the Guenzberg Collection in the Lenin Library in Moscow. This person ...


Strictly speaking you would say it is the other way round, the most intense form of intimacy we can experience is a mashal for an intensity of intimacy not able to be experienced in this world. See Rav Gifter's introduction to Artscroll Shir Hashirim.


Very good question. I think that you can find this mashal in almost all prophets (to read haftarot will give a good sample) and in Shir Hashirim See Mishna Yadaym 3, 5: אָמַר רַבִּי עֲקִיבָא, חַס וְשָׁלוֹם, לֹא נֶחֱלַק אָדָם מִיִּשְׂרָאֵל עַל שִׁיר הַשִּׁירִים שֶׁלֹּא תְטַמֵּא אֶת הַיָּדַיִם, שֶׁאֵין כָּל הָעוֹלָם כֻּלּוֹ כְדַאי כַּיּוֹם שֶׁנִּתַּן בּוֹ ...


Metatrons cube is a merkava cube it represents crown on tree of life which is described as absolute compassion as well as the 13 principles of mercy which are made up of 18 Hebrew words (wikipedia 13 principles of mercy) Metatrons cube is 18 -the thirteen spheres of the fruit of life and 78 lines are drawn center to center of the 13 spheres forming 5 ...

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